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The postnatal period refers to the first six weeks of a newborn’s life. A medical care provider, usually a doctor, nurse, or nurse midwife, will provide postnatal care at the hospital. After you’re home, you will continue to provide your newborn’s postnatal care.
At Dignity Health our Family Birth Centers have been nationally recognized for their level of care and safety for mothers and their newborns. If you would like to learn more about postnatal care in Arizona, schedule a tour at one of our birthing centers, or register for birthing classes near you, call 844.898.8079.
Postnatal care for the newborn immediately after birth includes:
Postnatal care in the following days and weeks includes:
Postnatal care helps ensure your baby’s health and wellness. Postnatal care in the minutes following your baby’s birth helps doctors evaluate any potential problems that need prompt treatment.
Because postnatal care occurs over the course of several weeks, a healthcare provider may evaluate your baby in a Dignity Health hospital or other medical facility, in a doctor’s office, at home, or over the phone. Proper postnatal care — from both you and your baby’s doctor — helps ensure your newborn will be happy and healthy in the days, weeks and years to come.
Dignity Health is here to help new moms and their partners beyond delivery offering postnatal care in Arizona.