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Postpartum

Now that your baby is here, it’s time for you to recover from the delivery and bond with your newborn. We’ll make sure you’re healthy and have the information you need to care for your baby before you leave the hospital. We’ll also support you as you learn to breastfeed and adjust to a different family life at home. And while it may seem like you don’t have time for anything but your new addition, don’t neglect yourself. We’ll make sure you’re aware of the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression, so you can seek additional help, if needed.

Highlights & Resources

  • Blog Post

    St. Luke’s Nampa Embraces Innovative Peer Breastfeeding Program

  • Blog Post

    St. Luke’s Meridian Launches Family Bonding Time for Newborns and Moms

  • Article

    Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth

  • Article

    Postpartum Depression

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Classes & Events

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    Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
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    $35.00, Registration Required

    Baby Be Safe is a class for expectant parents, parents with children under 3, grandparents, and childcare providers.<br />

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    Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
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    $10.00, Registration Required

    During this one night class, you&rsquo;ll learn all of the basics and &ldquo;how tos&rdquo; of caring for your newborn.<br />

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    Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
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    $10.00, Registration Required

    Prepare physically and emotionally for breastfeeding.<br />

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    Free, No Registration Required

    St. Luke's NHTSA-certified car seat technicians will evaluate your car seat for proper installation, use, and recall status.

Support Groups

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    Thursday, Oct 07, 2021 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

    Provides newborn and breastfeeding support from peers and providers, as well as an opportunity to ask questions and learn the basics of raising babies.

Having a Baby

  • Planning for Pregnancy

    Thinking about having a baby? A little bit of planning can make this exciting time as joyous and stress-free as possible.

  • Pregnancy

    Preparing for a new baby is one of the most exciting times in your life, and St. Luke’s is here to help you get ready.

  • Labor and Delivery

    We’re here for you and your new baby every step of the way. Find out why having a baby is different at St. Luke’s.

  • Postpartum

    The first six weeks after delivery during which a new mom recovers and bonds with her baby.

Additional Resources

Is Your Family in Need of Extra Support?

  • Crying Baby Plan

    All babies cry, some more than others. What can you do? Plan ahead. Learn how to stay calm, check your baby's basic needs, and create a crying plan for when you're feeling overwhelmed.

  • Idaho Family Support

    We all know that asking for help is hard. That's why asking for help is a strength. Access these helpful resources when you need extra support keeping your family safe and healthy.