Postpartum

Topics Covered

  • Newborn- the first few weeks
  • Care of the newborn
  • Safe Sleep
  • Crying
  • Safety
  • Recovery after birth
  • Postpartum blues & postpartum mood disorders
  • Adjustment and transition into parenthood

Resources to Review

*If you have questions, write them down and have them ready for your virtual class with the public health nurse.

Things to Think About

  • If your baby is crying, is it ok to pick her up?
  • Why do we always place baby on their back to sleep? Why is this so important?
  • What are some signs of postpartum depression? Why is this important to be aware of? 
  • Do you know where to go for help if you have a question?
  • Do you know when to go to the hospital if your baby is sick?

Additional Resources

Online

Phone

  • Call the EOHU’s Healthline to speak with a Public Health Nurse: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 613-933-1375 or 1-800-267-7120
  • Telehealth Ontario: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 1 866-797-0000
  • Breastfeeding Help - Breastfeeding Resources Available in Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Prescott and Russell and Akwesasne
Eastern Ontatio Health Unit / Bureau de santé de l'Ontario