Going Home with Baby

Going Home With Baby Banner

Leaving Pella Regional

For your newborn’s safety, Iowa law requires all infants have a car safety seat when discharged. It is Iowa law that all infant car seats must be dated within the last 5 years. We have staff members who are specially trained in car seat safety. They will help make sure your baby is secure in the seat and in your vehicle upon dismissal.

Mother/Baby Home Visit

After you get home and settled, we realize questions and concerns naturally arise. Within 48-72 hours a nurse will come to your home to assess both you and your baby, free of charge. The nurse who visits you is specially trained to answer whatever questions you have. 

She will weigh your baby and assess how well the baby is eating and adjusting to the new environment. She will also give you the support you need during this new and exciting time of parenthood. 

Home visits are not mandatory, but the majority of both new and experienced moms take advantage of this one-on-one time in the comfort of their own home.

Breastfeeding Support

We have certified lactation consultants and educators available for questions any time, day or night, even after you go home. Please call the Family Birthing Center at 641-628-6613 to speak to someone about your questions or concerns.

Breastfeeding Basics

breastfeeding basics chart

Keeping Baby Healthy

Immunizations start at 2 months of age and will be given in a series at 2, 4, 6, 12 and 15 months of age. Staff offers birth dose Hepatitis B. Well-child checks are scheduled for 1-2 weeks after birth, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18 months of age.

The ABCs of Safe sleep for infants. Alone. On their back. In a crib.

Helping You Navigate the Insurance Maze

Because today’s insurance policies come with significantly higher co-pays and deductibles, you’re likely to face larger out-of-pocket expenses for your health care. The compassionate Patient Advocates at Pella Regional help you prepare for the cost of your medical procedure, understand the payment process and avoid financial surprises.

Together with a Patient Advocate, you’ll review your specific insurance situation and your doctor’s recommended procedure. Then, our Advocate will estimate your actual cost and work with you to find the best method of payment.

Meet with a Patient Advocate

Request a Physician Appointment

Learn more about women's health services and review your options with a primary care provider who specializes in women's care at Pella Regional Health Center.

Request an Appointment

Infant Massage

Learn to Massage your infant
(up to age 2)!

Benefits

  • Relaxes and Soothes
  • Deepens Bonding
  • Improves Communication
  • Contributes to Development
  • Empowers

Sign Up Today!