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Infant Health and Care

You and your baby will be cared for by many members of your health care team. After you give birth, your health care team will work with you to determine when you and your baby are ready to go home. 

In many cases, you and your baby will be ready to go home in one day if you’ve had a vaginal birth or two days if you’ve had a cesarean section. Your nurse will care for both you and your baby and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Before you leave the IWK, you may have a pre-discharge consultation with a Public Health Nurse, who will provide follow-up care and support (including breastfeeding support) for postpartum patients. Your community healthcare provider, midwife and Public Health Nurse are available for continued support and guidance in the day and weeks to follow. 

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