After childbirth | Norton Healthcare Louisville, Ky.

Taking Care of Mother and Baby

The birth of your baby marks the beginning of an incredible new journey. Norton Healthcare provides personalized postpartum care to ensure a healthy and happy transition from hospital to home — for both mom and baby.

In addition to addressing your physical needs after birth, we offer breastfeeding support, help with finding a pediatrician, new parent classes and other postpartum resources.

Services Available for You and Baby During Your Stay

Postpartum care. Our team will make sure you’re healing properly after childbirth. We’ll also ask how you’re feeling emotionally and can provide additional resources, such as mental health services.

Breastfeeding support. Norton Healthcare offers comprehensive resources to help you build a good breastfeeding relationship with your baby — both in the hospital and once you’re home.

Newborn care. Immediately after delivery, our team will assess your baby’s health and perform routine tests. Other procedures, such as a hearing test and hepatitis B vaccine, will be administered before baby goes home.

Neonatal intensive care. The neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital and Norton Children’s Hospital have specialized staff and technology for babies who need advanced care.

Ongoing support. Norton Healthcare provides outpatient resources such as New Mommy 101, a group where you can get advice on parenting and newborn care, and eCare Breastfeeding Support.

Women’s Health – 4GYN

Postpartum anxiety is different from depression: Watch for symptoms

Postpartum anxiety symptoms are different from those of postpartum depression, and new moms can have one condition and not the other. They also can have both at the same time. Worrying about a new baby […]

Read Full Story

Coronavirus and pregnancy: What you need to know

If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, you may wonder how COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, could affect you and your baby. The OB/GYNs, midwives and staff providing obstetric care with […]

Read Full Story

Water labor helps first-time mom have natural birth experience she wanted

Vanessa Aho’s grandmother gave birth at home in a small town in Portugal. Her mother also had experienced a natural birth. When Vanessa became pregnant with her first child, she knew that she wanted to […]

Read Full Story

New Year’s babies at Norton Hospital and Norton Women’s & Children’s

A boy and a girl were the first babies of 2020 at Norton Hospital and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital. Mathias Isaiah was born Jan. 1 at 1:35 a.m. at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital, […]

Read Full Story

Doula vs. midwife: Who does what?

If you’re pregnant, you may be thinking of working with a doula or a midwife. You may think that the roles are interchangeable, but the roles they play in the delivery room are very different. […]

Read Full Story
Related Stories

Postpartum anxiety is different from depression: Watch for symptoms

Postpartum anxiety symptoms are different from those of postpartum depression, and new moms can have one condition and not the other. They also can have both at the same time. Worrying about a new baby […]

Read Full Story

Coronavirus and pregnancy: What you need to know

If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, you may wonder how COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, could affect you and your baby. The OB/GYNs, midwives and staff providing obstetric care with […]

Read Full Story

Water labor helps first-time mom have natural birth experience she wanted

Vanessa Aho’s grandmother gave birth at home in a small town in Portugal. Her mother also had experienced a natural birth. When Vanessa became pregnant with her first child, she knew that she wanted to […]

Read Full Story

New Year’s babies at Norton Hospital and Norton Women’s & Children’s

A boy and a girl were the first babies of 2020 at Norton Hospital and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital. Mathias Isaiah was born Jan. 1 at 1:35 a.m. at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital, […]

Read Full Story

Doula vs. midwife: Who does what?

If you’re pregnant, you may be thinking of working with a doula or a midwife. You may think that the roles are interchangeable, but the roles they play in the delivery room are very different. […]

Read Full Story

Search our entire site.

Schedule an Appointment

Select an appointment date and time from available spots listed below.