Postpartum Guide

Congratulations on the arrival of your newborn!
The birth of your baby marks the transition from pregnancy to parenthood. To help you celebrate this event with comfort and confidence, we have compiled the following information about your stay at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and what to expect during the first days and weeks after giving birth.

This will be an exciting time as you develop your special relationship with your baby and learn how to provide for yourself and your child.

Using the Guide
Please use this guide as a reference after you deliver your baby. It provides current information about caring for yourself and your newborn after labor and delivery. The information also covers what to expect in the days and weeks after giving birth including nutrition, exercise, newborn care, feeding guidelines and much more. Please refer to the Maternity Guide for questions you have while pregnant.

Brigham and Women's/Newton-Wellesley Obstetrics Mission Statement
The mission of the Maternal Child Health Service is to provide exemplary care throughout the continuum of antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and neonatal periods. Brigham and Women's/Newton-Wellesley Obstetrics is committed to family-centered maternity care. We support and encourage those persons who are significant in your life to participate in your hospital experience. Each patient is readily assessed and an individualized plan of care is formulated to meet specific needs. A collaborative approach to patient care promotes continuity and ensures a safe and comfortable transition from the hospital to a family's home.

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Newton-Wellesley offers a variety of wellness center and childbirth education classes throughout the year. Learn CPR, practice yoga, prepare a sibling for a new child in the family, and more.
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US News and World Report has ranked Newton-Wellesley Hospital 11th in Massachusetts.
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