Comprehensive Services and Support for Mom and Baby
Having a baby is an exciting time, but can leave new parents feeling overwhelmed. When you have your baby at Winnie Palmer Hospital, 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.
Our services include:
Lactation and Feeding Consultations
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.
Newborn Hearing, Screening and Testing
During your stay at Winnie Palmer Hospital, 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.
Clinical Social Work
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.