Leaving the hospital with your newborn is an exciting and potentially nerve-wracking time. Abington – Jefferson Health strives to boost your confidence by providing you with the resources to prepare you for caring for your baby at home. From necessary pediatric immunizations and learning the signs and symptoms of illness, to introducing siblings, pets and visitors to your baby, our experts are here to guide you in your journey as a new parent.
Breastfeeding Support Services
Abington— Jefferson Health offers a wide range of resources and education to assist you in breastfeeding your newborn. Our lactation consultants can provide information and support for mothers during their inpatient stay as well as after leaving the hospital.
Newborn Wellness Center
High risk infants need special care to ensure they are achieving healthy growth and development in the first few months after birth. The neonatologists in our Newborn Wellness Center provides follow-up care and periodic developmental check-ups for "graduates" of our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Infants born at less than 32 weeks gestation and other high-risk infants will continue to be seen by our neonatologists in our Neonatal Follow-Up Program after their care at the Newborn Wellness Center.
After delivery, our board-certified pediatricians and family practitioners are here to care for your child and ensure healthy growth. We partner with the nationally ranked Nemours Children’s Health System to provide pediatric care and family support for healthy newborn growth and development. Learn more about our pediatric specialties.
Our hospital requires that mothers designate a pediatrician or family medicine physician to care for their newborn before delivery. If no physician has been listed, one will be assigned to you. If you'd like more information about Abington – Jefferson Health's staff of pediatricians or family medicine physicians, call our Physician Referral Service at 215-481-MEDI.