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After birth care

We are here to help you through the entire birth process and beyond.


We understand how precious your little one is to your family, so it’s critical that they get quality care from day one to help ensure a healthy life.

With our baby-first postnatal care options, like expert lactation and skin-to-skin bonding specialists, we’ll help your baby have a great start.

Breastfeeding support

Breastfeeding Support at St. Rose Dominican

We have one of the most extensive breastfeeding programs in the state. The Siena Campus has lactation staff coverage seven days a week, and the San Martin Campus has coverage six days a week. While breastfeeding is the best for your baby and leads to wonderful bonding, it can sometimes be challenging to get started. This is where our lactation support comes in. We will guide and help you and your baby learn to breastfeed successfully.


Children's Emergency Room

The Children's Emergency Room at the Siena Campus is the only hospital ER in the southeast part of the valley that caters specifically to children.

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Children's Miracle Network

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for hospitals across the United States, including St. Rose Dominican.

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Helping mom adjust

Giving birth can have a huge effect on your body, mind, and life, so it’s important to get postpartum care that addresses your physical, mental, and emotional needs for months after birth. 

Postpartum care can assist with: 

  • Bleeding after birth
  • Breast health
  • Problems going to the bathroom
  • Vaginal and C-section healing
  • Emotions, mood changes, and symptoms of postpartum depression

Whatever your needs may be, our care team will help you recover from childbirth and have a healthy transition to a post-birth body and lifestyle.

Newborn photos

Complimentary newborn photo shoots are available through Bella Baby Photography, with no obligation to purchase.

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Newborn screenings

Immediately after your baby is born, your delivery team performs newborn screenings (typically three tests) to assess your baby’s health during the first day of life.

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The skilled, compassionate teams in the neonatal intensive care units (NICU)s at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican provide extra care and attention for premature or critically ill babies. When a child is in the NICU, it can be a difficult time for parents and families. However, you can feel reassured knowing your baby is in the best hands.

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Parenting classes

Our childbirth and parenting classes at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican help parents and parents-to-be prepare for a new baby and the many aspects of parenting. By attending our classes, you can receive valuable information and support, and gain confidence in your parenting skills.

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Skin-to-skin bonding

Skin-to-skin bonding, also called skin-to-skin contact, refers to holding a baby dressed in only a diaper to your bare chest. Both mothers and fathers can participate in skin-to-skin bonding after childbirth. This type of contact is particularly important during a newborn’s first hour of life, regardless if the delivery takes place in a hospital, birthing facility, or at home.

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