Postpartum and Newborn Care

How the NICU Can Help Your Baby

When you write your birth plan, it likely doesn’t include your baby going to the NICU.  The NICU, or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, is a facility within Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock that contains equipment specifically designed for newborns that need a little extra attention, as well as medical staff trained specifically to work with them. 

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Postpartum – What Happens Next?

You’re probably feeling excited and ready to take on motherhood after nine months of waiting. As a new mother, it’s likely that much of your time and attention will be on your new baby, which is why it is so important for you to take care of yourself in order to rebuild your strength.

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How to Find The Ideal OB/GYN and Pediatrician

Picking an OB/GYN or pediatrician is a very personal process, – the physician that you choose will be an important part of your entire pregnancy. The pediatrician you choose will be an integral part of your child’s life. Being prepared is a big part of pregnancy; instead of choosing your OB/GYN or pediatrician at random, Baptist Health wants you to feel secure in your choice of physician. We talked to real pregnant women and new moms to compile a list of criteria that they considered when selecting their ideal OB/GYN and Pediatrician.

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Cómo Encontrar Un OB/GYN y Pediatra Ideal

Elegir un obstetra/ginecólogo o un pediatra es un proceso muy personal: el médico que elija será una parte importante de todo su embarazo. El pediatra que elija será una parte integral de su hijo vida. Estar preparado es una gran parte del embarazo; en lugar de elegir a su obstetra/ginecólogo o pediatra al azar, Baptist Health quiere que se sienta seguro en su elección de médico. Hablamos con mujeres embarazadas reales y nuevas mamás para compilar una lista de criterios que consideraron al seleccionar su obstetra/ginecólogo y pediatra ideales.

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Why You Should Breastfeed

Breast milk is the perfect food for your baby. It’s filled with just the right amount of nutrients and is gentle on little stomachs, intestines and other body systems. If you’re struggling with whether or not you should breastfeed, here are a few things to keep in mind.

 

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