Postpartum support throughout the Wasatch Front
At MountainStar Healthcare's hospitals, we provide complete postpartum support after labor and delivery. Our goal is to provide you with the education and resources you need to confidently transition home. This is why our highly trained postpartum care teams help you begin to breastfeed (if you wish), recover from childbirth and learn to care for your new baby during your stay with us.
For more information about our women's services and to find a physician or midwife, please call: (801) 715-4185.
Postpartum care services
Our postpartum support begins as soon as you give birth, and it continues even after you are discharged from the hospital. We are here to answer your questions and help you feel empowered in your new journey of motherhood.
Our postpartum services are focused on family-centered care. We encourage skin-to-skin contact between mom and baby immediately after birth and throughout your hospital stay. Skin-to-skin contact initiates the bonding process and offers many benefits, such as regulating your baby's temperature, heart rate and breathing.
Additionally, our postpartum suites feature accommodations for your support partner as well as plenty of space for your newborn. This allows your baby to room-in with you. However, we also provide well-baby nurseries to care for your baby whenever you need to rest and care for yourself.
If you are interested in breastfeeding, our hospitals' nurses and lactation consultants are here for you. They can help you and your baby learn successful techniques and answer your breastfeeding questions.
Neonatal intensive care
If your baby needs additional care and monitoring after birth, we will care for them in our neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Here, our neonatal doctors, nurses and specialists provide around-the-clock, family-centered care for premature and ill newborns.
Postpartum depression support
Postpartum depression is a type of depression that affects some women shortly after childbirth. It can affect a new mother as late as one year after the baby is born. Postpartum depression differs from the "baby blues" in that symptoms last longer than two weeks.
If you think you may have postpartum depression, it is important to know you are not alone. We are here for you with complete behavioral health services, and your OBGYN or midwife can also help you get the care you need.
Postpartum depression symptoms
Signs of postpartum depression include:
- Difficulty making decisions
- Excessive worry
- Intrusive thoughts
- Irritability or even anger
- Loss of interest
- Suicidal ideation
Our mental health specialists are available 24/7. To speak to one of our specialists about postpartum depression, please call (801) 268-7438.
Postpartum depression treatment
Postpartum depression and anxiety are highly treatable conditions, but seeking help is the first step to feeling better. If you wonder if you are experiencing the baby blues or postpartum depression, schedule an appointment with your OBGYN or prenatal care provider to discuss the symptoms and treatment options.
We provide comprehensive care for postpartum depression and anxiety. In fact, MountainStar Healthcare's St. Mark's Hospital provides an Intensive Outpatient Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Program, which is designed to help individuals with postpartum mood disorders.