We stay with you for at least two hours after the baby is born, sometimes longer. We realize that this time is special. We encourage early suckling and bonding time with family members. We help you up to shower, and make sure you have had a good meal. We give the baby a newborn exam, empty the birth tub, put in a load of laundry and do a general clean up of your home. Before we leave we review postpartum information and make sure your needs have been met.
We return to your home the next day to check in on you and the baby and visit again three days after the birth. The two week and six week postpartum visits take place at our office. Each family is unique and sometimes we will see you more often if necessary.