The excitement and challenges of having a newborn are easier to navigate when you and your baby are in good health. Virginia Mason Franciscan Health delivers comprehensive postpartum and newborn care that optimizes well-being. Our services span the entire fourth trimester, from your baby’s birth through their first 12 weeks of life.
Most women receive postpartum care from the same provider team that delivered their baby. All our providers are in regular communication, so you won’t have to keep track of the details of your pregnancy or birth experience. These efforts help us tailor postpartum care to your needs.
Highlights of postpartum care include:
From the moment your child is born, you want to keep them healthy and safe. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, we have the same goal. Our team delivers high-quality newborn care that helps babies thrive. We form trusting relationships with you and your child to build a solid foundation for a healthy life.
Highlights of our program include:
Nationally recognized postpartum care
Saint Francis Hospital and St. Elizabeth Hospital are among America’s Best Maternity Hospitals according to Newsweek magazine. In addition to high-quality maternity and childbirth services, we also deliver exceptional postpartum care. We are among a select few programs in the region to maintain this honor.
There will be regular postpartum and newborn care visits during your fourth trimester. Here’s what to expect:
In the weeks following your baby’s birth, we check to make sure your body is healing as expected. We also address common concerns affecting your health, your baby’s well-being and changes to family life.
These may include:
Newborn visits enable us to assess your baby’s health. Frequent visits in the first several months make it possible to detect and manage potential issues in earlier stages. These visits also allow you to ask us questions and receive support.
Newborn exams typically involve:
Find out more about our pregnancy and childbirth services or make an appointment.