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Postpartum Follow-Up Visits


With shorter hospital stays, mothers and babies need more follow-up care now than they did in the past.

Our nursing staff will call you the day after your hospital discharge to "check in" on you and your baby. We will also schedule a time for you and your baby to have a follow-up visit.

Our goal is to make a weekday visit (Monday through Friday) to your home, but the visit may be done at the hospital as well. On Saturdays and Sundays, the follow-up visit will be at the hospital.

During your follow-up visit, the nurse will examine you and your baby to see how you are both doing.

She will check your temperature and blood pressure, ask how your baby is feeding, check your baby's weight and answer your questions about caring for yourself and your baby.

This visit is included in the cost of your delivery at MaineGeneral.

In addition, we offer a 24-Hour Warm Line staffed by MaineGeneral nurses ready to answer your questions or respond to your concerns about newborn care.

Call toll-free (888) 468-1347 in Augusta or (800) 451-1638 in Waterville.