After Your Baby is Born
THE MOST JOYOUS DAY OF YOUR LIFE
Bringing a newborn into the world is one of life’s most precious moments. But the joy of birth is often accompanied by a tinge of anxiety. It’s only natural. Most of our doctors, nurses and support staff are parents too. We know how it feels.
A NEWBORN PATIENT ADVOCATE IS HERE TO SUPPORT YOU
With COPA, you have a personal Newborn Patient Advocate who will connect with you before the baby is born and meet you at the hospital after delivery. Learn more about why COPA is the best pediatric choice for your baby and your Newborn Concierge Service.
YOUR BABY’S FIRST APPOINTMENT
Plan to bring your newborn into COPA for their first well-check appointment within 2 – 5 days after he or she is born, and again after the first 2 weeks. Your baby’s doctor will track your newborn’s physical and behavioral milestones, listen to your concerns, and help you navigate these first months of your newborn’s life. A COPA physician will examine your baby at least 5 times during the baby’s first 6 months.
At birth, your baby’s doctor performs preventive screening tests to ensure your baby is healthy. More information about these state-mandated test is available at Oregon State Website. Newborn screening forms are given to moms in the hospital and need to accompany the baby to their first pediatric visit.
BREASTFEEDING YOUR BABY
Breastfeeding offers a great foundation for a lifetime of good health. But it’s not always easy. When you need help, COPA has a Certified Lactation Consultant onsite to provide you with personalized breastfeeding assistance. Just call the main line to schedule an appointment. Or you can call COPA’s 24/7 Telephone Nurse Advice Line for assistance. They’ll listen to your concerns and help you in the moment.
We also work with the St Charles Lactation Services program at 541-382-4321, ext. 5670, where you can speak to a lactation nurse for support.
For more information: American Academy of Pediatrics Breastfeeding Resources.
NEWBORN RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
WELL BABY VISIT SCHEDULE
PREPARE FOR BABY’S ARRIVAL HOME
DELIVERY AND BEYOND
American Academy of Pediatrics – ALL ABOUT BABY
SUPPORT FOR MOM
YOUR BABY’S DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES
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