Postpartum care is one of the things that makes midwifery care so different from the care you would receive when seeing a hospital-based provider even more so when you are a client of ours.
Once the mother and baby are stable in the homebirth setting, the Natural Born team gives postpartum and newborn care advice and leaves the new family to care for their newborn & fall in love. It is recommended that the new family have an able partner (friend or family member) staying with them as they will need help in the first day(s) postpartum. Natural Born also has great resources for postpartum doula services if you would like to have extra support in the immediate postpartum.
Postpartum Care Schedule: Postpartum care is one of the things that makes midwifery care so different from the care you would receive when seeing a hospital-based provider.
We offer five to six postpartum visits for mother and baby: 1 day, 3 days, and 1 week (optional), all at home then followed with, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, and 6 weeks in the office. In that time, we do all well-baby care for your baby also. The first three months after birth are often referred to as the fourth trimester. We believe that the length of our postpartum care is a helpful tool in monitoring postpartum depression and continuing breastfeeding support, along with any other issues that may come up in your postpartum journey. The home visits in the first week of life are one of the aspects of our care people say they most appreciate.
Our final visit is the six-week postpartum. Most babies are smiling, confidence is growing and it is a bittersweet “goodbye” visit.