Newborn Care

After the birth and once the family members have quietly bonded with the baby, your midwife will give the newborn a complete head-to-toe examination including weight and measurements. Prior to your birth, Christy will discuss any newborn testing and procedures and will support you in deciding what is best for your baby. She strongly believes in assisting and allowing parents to make informed choices.

Christy is available to assist with breastfeeding immediately after the birth and throughout the postpartum period. The baby will be assessed, along with mom again, at 24 and 72 hours during postpartum home visits.