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Postpartum Care

Caring for yourself and your baby

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Caring for yourself and your baby

The time after having a baby can be special — and sometimes overwhelming — for you and your newborn. At Scripps, we offer support to help you adjust to the changes that will take place during pregnancy and after bringing your baby home. We offer postpartum recovery, education and services to help you and your baby get off to a good start. We offer postpartum recovery, education and services to help you and your baby get off to a good start.

Care for your newborn at home

Bringing your baby home for the first time can be incredibly exciting; however, the first few days together can also feel intimidating. Relax — we’re here to help.

 

Watch this short video for tips on how to take care of yourself and your baby, including nutrition and activity, emotional changes, baby safety, when to call the doctor and more.

Keep your baby safe at home

You want to bring your new baby home to a warm and welcoming environment. Preparing your house for baby safety early can help prevent future injuries.

Taking care of yourself is important

In order to give your baby the proper care, you need to take care of your own needs, too. Learn how to care for yourself after having a baby.

Postpartum depression

Feeling depressed after childbirth? You’re not alone, and help is available. Learn about postpartum depression and find support and help.