Frequently Asked Questions
What experience do the Registered Nurses have at Baby Beginnings?
The Registered Nurses at Baby Beginnings have Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) experience. They have taken care of the sickest newborn babies, some born as early as 22 weeks gestation. They work closely with parents, doctors, and other specialists to achieve optimal results for their tiny patients. They are often at the bedside to teach the parents about their baby’s condition, are able to identify problems, help find solutions by using their resources, help with feeding (breastfeeding and bottle feeding), and help with any other concerns the parents may have. They are also certified in Adult, Child, and Infant CPR, and are up to date on their immunizations.
Can I call Baby Beginnings if my baby is sick?
Yes. Our nurses can assess the symptoms and create a plan for what is going on and will help guide you in the direction of calling for a pediatrician appointment if needed. We are not to replace the routine Pediatrician appointments, just to serve as an adjunct in between visits.
What is the difference between a Registered Nurse and a Doula?
A doula (/ˈduːlə/), also known as a birth companion, birth coach or post-birth supporter, is a trained, non-medical person who assists a woman before, during, or after childbirth, to provide emotional support and physical help if needed. They also may provide support to the mother's partner and family. Baby Beginnings nurses are NOT doulas, but we can refer you to one if you choose. They also provide great support and education to the families.
Why hiring a Registered Nurse is beneficial:
1. Reduces parent stress and anxiety levels
2. Improves mother-child interactions and provides positive stimulation for babies
3. Increased breastfeeding rates! Mothers who were visited by nurses at home were more likely to breastfeed, and they felt more confident about their parenting skills than those seen at physicians' offices.
4. Providing health-care services through home visit is an effective way to prevention, early detection, and management of postpartum depression
5. Visits can improve the safety of the home environment! We will assure that our baby is sleeping safely and you have a safe environment for your newborn.
Home nursing visits may be a practical way to ensure maternal and infant health after discharge!