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Taking Your Baby Home

Father kissing his newborn baby As your baby gets ready to go home, we will help you feel comfortable with your baby's daily care. A nurse will assist you in learning the needed skills. When your baby goes home from the hospital, the health care team will inform you of any follow-up appointments that will be necessary for your baby.

For additional support at home after your baby has been discharged, your family may qualify for a skilled nurse or public health nurse. This is often covered by your insurance. The social worker or the case nurse can provide you with information regarding these services.

Choosing a doctor

Whether you're expecting your first baby or you already have children, choosing a doctor for your child is an important decision. The following are some tips to help you make your decision. If you're pregnant, plan to choose your baby's doctor at least four to six weeks before your due date.

Click here to view a PDF of our guide on how to choose a doctor for your child. In there you will learn:

  • Where to start
  • Questions for the doctor
  • List of Pediatricians and Family Practitioners
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