Is there any truth to the rumor that cats will suck the breath out of babies? And are there any other reasons we should find new homes for our pets before we have our baby?
Do all babies need a vitamin K shot? I don’t like the idea of sticking a needle in my newborn.
The day you take your newborn home is exciting – and probably a little scary. You’ll have lots of questions during the days and months ahead. This booklet contains a lot of information, but it is not meant as a substitute for professional medical care. If you have questions or concerns, talk with your care provider.
Es emocionante cuando llega el día de llevar a su recién nacido a casa – y quizá también sea motivo de un poco de inquietud. Durante los días y meses venideros se le van a ocurrir muchas preguntas. Este librito contiene mucha información pero no se ha preparado a manera de sustituto de la atención médica profesional. Si le surgen preguntas o inquietudes, consulte a su proveedor.
How to know if your baby is hungry.
Congratulations on your new baby! We've put together a list of helpful information and links to access Providence postpartum care services.
The first two years of a child’s life are the most important for speech and language development. That’s why it’s important to detect hearing problems early. The state of Oregon requires that all newborns be given a hearing test soon after they are born.
Pulse oximetry newborn screening can identify some infants with a heart defect before they show symptoms. Once identified, babies can be seen by cardiologists and can receive specialized care and treatment.
We have taken numerous precautions to assure the safety of you and your new baby. There are also a few things you can to to help protect yourself and your family.
Before you preregister for your delivery, you must choose a primary care provider for your baby. This provider will coordinate well-baby visits, immunizations and general medical care for your baby for many years to come.
After your baby is born, the vital records technician at the hospital will give you a birth certificate worksheet that must be completed during your stay as an in-patient of the hospital and returned to the staff before you are discharged from the hospital.
Only five minutes of breathing secondhand smoke can be harmful to you or your baby’s health.
Healthy Kids is a health coverage program for uninsured Oregon kids and teens.
This easy-to-read publication from Women'sHealth.gov provides how-to information and support needed to breastfeed successfully. Expert tips and illustrations help new moms learn how to breastfeed comfortably and how to overcome common challenges.