The period of time following the birth of your newborn is known as the postpartum or postnatal period. My services continue in the days and weeks following the delivery of the baby, which are some of the most challenging and exciting times for mothers and families.
The mother is closely monitored by me following birth. I will monitor a woman’s physical well-being, review birth stories, provide emotional support, as well as perform physical exams on the mother. Although after the birth the newborn is technically a patient of the pediatrician, I can still assist, guide, inform, and educate you about caring for and breastfeeding your newborn. During this time, I can also address any health problems, concerns or questions the mother may have regarding her general well-being and newborn care.