Maternal Postpartum Care
The first several weeks after childbirth are an important time as you get to know your baby and your body recovers from delivery and adjusts to no longer being pregnant. The Metro Health Childbirth Center offers an in-home care program after the mother and baby have been discharged to assist in this crucial time.
Our expert staff screens every new mother before discharged to make sure she is ready to take her new baby home. All mothers who meet certain guidelines are connected with a representative from “Welcome Home Baby,” a free, government-sponsored program that offers resources for home visits, playgroups, child development and screening programs for new mothers.
Prior to discharge, our staff also screens new mothers for postpartum depression and sets up the mother and new baby with their first after-delivery appointment with their family practice or pediatric physician. Click here to find a family practice physician or pediatrician.
Click here for more information about postpartum, signs you should look for and how to care for yourself during it.