Should public health nurses visit every family with a new baby? - HealthyDebate.ca
In Canada, we are lucky to have public health nurses (or our midwives) come visit us at home after birth. Studies have shown that postpartum home follow up with a health care provider is beneficial to mother-baby healing and actually reduces the cost to society longterm. Not every mother is visited and only a small population might be eligible. Torontonians can find out if they are eligible for home visits by visiting the Healthy Babies Healthy Children website. But does Canada's policies regarding postpartum follow-up measure up?
*Postpartum Doulas are a great way to obtain care for some of the non-medical parts of your postpartum healing.
Healthy Birth Practices - Lamaze International
Lamaze has six healthy birth practices: this link is a great place to learn more about what kinds of things can help baby move into the world. Each birth practice is broken down and and backed up with relevant research.