After Your Stay

Your baby’s birth is only the beginning of your new life. Once you arrive home, you’ll have a few things to consider, and we can help you with all of them.

Home Care

All patients qualify for a home visit after the birth of a baby. Grand View Health’s Home Care team of licensed and certified healthcare professionals will meet your needs in the comfort of your home.

Services include:

  • Physical assessments of mother and baby
  • Instructions regarding self-care and infant care
  • Emotional support
  • Community referrals, if needed
  • Drawing lab studies, when ordered by a physician
  • Communications between home care nurse and physician
  • Infant nutrition evaluation
  • Home phototherapy for jaundice as ordered by the physician
  • Lactation consultations


Maternal newborn home care services are available to all maternity patients, including those who have delivered at facilities other than Grand View Health. A nurse will coordinate your plan of care after we receive a physician’s order.

Payment for Services

Many health insurance programs, Medical Assistance and other insurers provide coverage for the home care services. For your convenience, our home care staff can provide direct billing to your insurer. Grand View Health grants consideration to each individual patient regarding his or her ability to pay for emergency and other medically necessary healthcare. We provide financial assistance to all patients who qualify under our Financial Assistance Policy (FAP).

Postpartum depression

Postpartum depression or anxiety is a common and natural occurrence following childbirth—in fact, one out of 10 new mothers experience some form of it.

Symptoms of postpartum depression can include:

  • Anxiety or panic
  • Persistent feelings of sadness or despair
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Changes in appetite
  • Lack of feelings for the baby
  • Over-concern for the baby’s health
  • Feeling unable to cope
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Fear of harming yourself or the baby

If you recognize some of these feelings in yourself or someone you love, don’t struggle with them alone—speak with your doctor immediately.

In an emergency, call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room.