HealthSense Update

CoxHealth Family Beginnings is here to help you through each stage of pregnancy, childbirth and baby care.
Tips for a healthy pregnancy
Are you thinking of having a baby? Are you already pregnant? It's important to take care of yourself before and during pregnancy. Our experts offer some steps to take toward a healthy pregnancy.
Podcast: Tips for a healthy pregnancy

Podcast: Maximizing your chances of getting pregnant

Your labor and delivery checklist


If you're expecting, you may be thinking ahead to the labor and delivery experience. To help ease apprehension, use this checklist to plan for the big day. 


1. Tour our Family Beginnings unit. View a virtual tour prior to your stay, or sign-up for an in-person tour by calling 269-LADY. 


2. Make a birth plan. Take a moment to download a birth plan. Having a plan will assist us in providing you specialized care during and after labor.  


3. Pre-register for your hospital stay. Save time and pre-register online via CoxHealth Express, or call the Admissions Services team at 269-4051.

Caring for baby


Your bundle of joy has arrived! Now you're tasked with caring for a newborn, and you may have questions along the way.  


Our Family Beginnings classes can help prepare you for this exciting time in your life. Classes include Breastfeeding Basics, BabySense, Fatherhood Basic Training, Siblings and Parents and our newest class, DogSense, which helps you introduce your dog to the new family member. Classes can be purchased with your childbirth classes for one price. Call 269-LADY to register.


One of the skills you might learn early on is breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is known to have health benefits for both you and baby, and it can create a special bond. For lactation consulting and nursing products, call 269-LADY.  

Podcast: The basics of breastfeeding

Having a baby is an exciting time, but in some cases, women develop postpartum depression. If you're feeling blue, learn about the symptoms of postpartum depression and contact your doctor.
Podcast: Understanding postpartum depression

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Prenatal fitness

Prenatal yoga can improve your relaxation, mental focus and breathing techniques. Contact CoxHealth Fitness Centers for class information.


The Fitness Centers also offer prenatal massage to lower stress and fatigue and ease leg cramps, swelling and back and hip discomfort. More 


Healthy recipes

Shepherd's Pie Healthy Recipe    

Here's a one-pot dinner that will satisfy your comfort food craving. This beef shepherd's pie is an easy healthy recipe for a meat and potatoes dinner.  


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