Bringing Baby Home
When you leave the Birth Center and bring your little one home, feel peace of mind knowing you have the continued support and guidance of your Adventist HealthCare team.
Your Baby’s Pediatrician
Rely on a provider who specializes in caring for your newborn as they grow into a toddler and beyond. Your child’s pediatrician will offer primary care services, including immunizations, during regular checkups – and provide care for illnesses, injuries and other concerns as needed.
Help Caring for Your Newborn at Home
Bring our skilled and friendly professionals to your home in the Maryland or Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Our Maternal-Newborn Home Care team offers:
- Education about caring for an infant
- Help to care for babies with special needs
- Homemaking assistance with cooking, cleaning and other tasks
- Support for mother-baby bonding
Take advantage of a free home health care consultation.
Classes & Support Groups
Find a welcoming place to ask questions and share your thoughts with new parents and baby experts. Attend classes, support groups and other events to get tips on caring for your new baby.
Breastfeeding Education & Services
If you choose to nurse your baby, access breastfeeding resources and equipment from Adventist HealthCare.
Postpartum Mental Health Care
It’s normal to feel a wide range of emotions in the weeks and months after giving birth. But if you have signs of postpartum depression, talk to your primary care provider. Seek mental health care if you experience:
- Anxiety and/or panic attacks
- Feelings of anger, hopelessness or guilt
- Loss of appetite
- Obsessive thoughts
- Severe mood swings
- Sleep problems, such as insomnia (inability to fall or stay asleep)
- Trouble bonding with your baby