Postpartum Care

For Mothers and Newborns

After the birth of your child, you and your baby will get to know each other. Our home-like rooms are a comfortable place to spend the next day or two, and we have flexible visiting hours so your family can be together.

This is also a time to learn more about caring for your baby, which is especially important for first-time mothers. Our nurses focus on each woman, infant and family's unique medical and emotional needs. They’re available to help you learn more about feeding, bathing and other care your baby will need.

A few of our facilities also feature family-care rooms designed to help families feel more confident when bringing home an infant with special needs. If your infant will be going home with a monitor or will require other special care, you’ll have the opportunity to stay in the family-care room with your baby and practice with the equipment you’ll be using once at home. Our nurses will be there to answer any questions and support you.

After you return home, you may receive a call from one of our nurses, as an additional support for you and your baby. We know that parenthood can sometimes be overwhelming as well as wonderful, so even after you’re home our expert nurses are available if you need them. 

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression affects some women after childbirth. We’re here to help. Treatments for postpartum depression may include medications, counseling or both depending on the severity of symptoms. We encourage you to request additional information or assistance from your obstetric provider or you may contact Aurora's Behavioral Health Services for additional resources.