Newborn and Postpartum Care

Whether you birth your baby at home or in the hospital, I offer postpartum home visits during this important transition time.

I visit frequently during the first week – usually at day 1, 3, 5 and 7 depending on your needs. This is an important time in establishing breastfeeding and family bonding.

Home visits allow you to rest and recover eliminating the need to run around town for appointments. Resting speeds your recovery and helps your milk come in sooner.

If you’ve had a hospital birth, sometimes the pediatrician will want you to come in for baby weight checks. I can do this for you at home and communicate for you with your baby’s doctor.

After the first week I offer weekly visits for the first four weeks and once again at 6 weeks.

At the six week visit I help you plan for contraception if desired and perform a gynecologic exam to make sure everything has returned to normal.

If you desire to further care for yourself or your baby, I offer naturopathic care for the family after the 6 week visit.