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After labor and delivery, you can use your time in the hospital to rest, recover and bond with your new baby. Norton Healthcare will help you every step of the way to ensure your transition from hospital to home goes smoothly.
On the day you go home, you’ll receive discharge instructions about your recovery and the immediate care needs of your baby.
Here’s what else you can expect before you go home:
Mom – Our team will make sure you’re healing properly after childbirth. This includes verifying that bleeding is slowing and that your uterus is contracting. We’ll also ask how you’re feeling emotionally and provide additional resources as needed.
Baby – A pediatrician will examine your baby, and we’ll test your baby’s hearing and administer the hepatitis B vaccine.
Skills – We’ll make sure your baby is able to breastfeed or bottle-feed successfully and that you understand how to care for the cord stump, change diapers and bathe your baby.
Forms – You’ll need to fill out a birth certificate and possibly other forms before leaving the hospital.
Appointments – Now is the time to set up your baby’s first pediatrician visit. Your doctor also will tell you when to schedule your own follow-up appointment.
Car seat – As required by law, you must have a proper car seat installed before driving your baby home.
More mothers in Louisville and Southern Indiana choose to deliver their babies at Norton Hospital or Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital than with any other hospital system in the area.
We deliver more than 8,000 babies a year. We’re close to you with more than 90 providers at more than 25 locations around Louisville and Southern Indiana. Choosing Norton Women’s Care gives you many options for how delivery day could go — all with the confidence of knowing that our obstetrics and pediatric specialists are there to help. With Norton Women’s Care you’ll find:
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