After Your Baby is Born
Infant care education on the West Bank
Your baby has arrived, and we're still here to help you with all things newborn. From bath time to breastfeeding, we offer resources and classes for both moms and dads to support you and your baby during your postpartum period.
Sign up for our newborn education class
From umbilical cords to sleep cycles, our newborn classes have you covered. Our team of registered nurses and lactation specialists offer a variety of classes to prepare you for parenthood, including:
Breastfeeding is a natural way to connect with your baby and provide your baby with the nutrition they need. But just because it's natural doesn't mean it always comes easy.
Many women have trouble getting their babies to breastfeed, which is why we have experienced lactation specialists on hand to help you with positioning your baby, latching techniques, one-on-one appointments, and more.
Visit our health library for more information on breastfeeding including:
- Benefits of breastfeeding
- How to hold your baby while breastfeeding
- Common questions about breastfeeding
Following delivery, your body begins a four to six week process of returning to a non-pregnant state. Some of these changes will be obvious, others will not.
To help you get more comfortable and minimize or prevent problems, you should plan to include the following in your daily activities:
- Balance rest and activities
- Be prepared for the “Baby Blues”
- Eat right
- See your doctor
Visit our health library to learn more about these and other postpartum conditions.
If you have any questions about The Family Birth Place at West Jefferson Medical Center, please feel free to call us at 504.349.6200.