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Having a baby is an exciting time, but can leave new parents feeling overwhelmed. When you have your baby at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, you have an entire team of specialists to support you from day one. Our comprehensive Newborn Services department will make sure you and your baby receive all the services and education needed for you to feel confident and ready to step into parenthood.
We offer an array of personalized services including screenings and education classes to help new parents feel equipped to care for their newborn. Our team of specialists are here to meet your needs and answer any questions you may have.
There are many physical and emotional benefits of breastfeeding for both mom and baby. Some of those benefits may include less physician office visits, it can reduce risks of many illnesses and breastmilk is readily available. It also provides special bonding time for you and your baby. Our certified lactation consultants help expectant parents prepare for breastfeeding and provide one-on-one assistance to new mothers. Learn more about our Breastfeeding Education Center.
Our nutritionists are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your newborn's dietary needs.
Pediatric hospitalists are board-certified pediatricians who specialize in the care of infants and children in the hospital. After your baby is born, our pediatric hospitalists will provide a thorough check-up of your newborn each day until they are discharged from Orlando Health Winnie Palmer. They will check their breathing, how well they are eating, look for conditions that may require immediate attention and answer and questions or concerns you have about your child's development. They can also coordinate care with pediatric specialists from Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, as needed.
During your stay at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer, your newborn will undergo a series of screenings and testing procedures to ensure that your baby is healthy and ready for discharge. These procedures also help to identify any conditions or birth defects that may have gone undetected during pregnancy.
We are proud to provide numerous pregnancy, childbirth and parenting classes for women and families in our community. We offer many postnatal classes that cover areas such as breastfeeding, ways to connect to your newborn, and social classes for moms. For more information on class descriptions, times and registration, please visit our class listing.
Our clinical social workers are key members of the healthcare team and assist with discharge planning to ensure mother and baby receive ongoing care and support, as needed.