Care at Home
Continued good health after pregnancy is important for both you and your baby. Your physician will advise you regarding postpartum visits. After postpartum recovery, a plan of regular check-ups, including annual or semi-annual gynecological examinations with a Pap smear, a baseline mammogram between ages 35 and 40, and regular breast self-examination, will help ensure your good health during those busy but wonderful child-rearing years.
A variety of Home Care Services are available for mothers and babies. Services include apnea monitoring phototherapy for jaundice prenatal visits for high-risk pregnancies postpartum and newborn visits and pediatric home care. Home Care Department, 215-481-5800, can help you arrange for these services before your discharge. Please ask your nurse for more information.