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