After labor and delivery, your attention shifts to caring for your new baby—but you also need to take care of yourself.
Postpartum care might involve managing vaginal tears or a C-section wound, sore breasts, leaking milk, urination problems and hair loss. And it isn't just about your physical health; it also includes your mental wellbeing, from managing mood swings and irritability to coping with sadness and anxiety.
Throughout your stay at one of our CHI Health Maternity Centers, our nurses will walk you through everything you’ll need to know about postpartum care once you return home.
Caring for Yourself After Delivery
During your hospital stay, you will have access to in-room educational videos to watch at your convenience. Topics include: car seat safety, newborn care and postpartum care after delivery. And, of course, our nurses are always available to answer your questions.
Once you leave the hospital, our nurses are just a phone call away if you have questions during your first days at home. You can also call to schedule an outpatient visit at any time.
We also encourage you to take advantage of our new baby support groups and classes to ask questions of our experts and get support from other new parents.
Watch for Complications During The Fourth Trimester
Sometimes this time is called "The Fourth Trimester," and there are many things moms should look out for like postpartum preeclampsia, postpartum depression, hemorrhaging, and more.