Learning to parent does not come automatically after the birth of a baby. It is a learning process that takes time, patience and a sense of humor. Help yourself by reading about an infant’s expected growth and development. Seek out the support of your friends and family, and pediatric care provider. When the opportunity arises, talk with other parents or join parenting support groups. Parents need the support of each other during this time. Most importantly, remember that infancy passes quickly, so enjoy the adventure and discovery of each day as your family develops.
To support you’re your emotional and physical needs during pregnancy and the postpartum period, we have compiled this list of available community services, should you need them.
The following agencies provide a variety of post-partum care services, including newborn care and homemaking (meals, laundry, house cleaning, errands and sibling care). These agencies are fee-for-service. Brigham and Women’s Hospital does not incur any liability for the services of these professionals.
Some health insurance policies cover breast pump rentals if written as a prescription by the pediatrician for the baby, especially if the baby is in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
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