Health & Wellness Weight Management Smoking & Tobacco Quit Center #TeamInspira Life & Health Coaching Fitness Connection Healthy Living Ideas Tips for Improving Your Health in the New Year Smoking Cessation and Lung Cancer Screening Connecting Behavioral Health and Physical Health The Difference Between a Heart Attack and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Start Your Heart-Healthy Diet Exercising During Pregnancy Small Diet Changes That Make A Big Impact Why Cancer Survivors Could Have Heart Trouble LSVT LOUD Helps Patients Raise their Voices Why Good Form Matters When Weightlifting Four Common Myths About Vaccines Got Spring Allergies? Start Treatment Now What is Cardiac Rehab? Preventive Steps to Avoid Snow-Related Injuries Trying to Conceive in the New Year What to Do if You Get the Stomach Flu Plan Ahead for a Safe Visit with Elderly Relatives Tips for Beating Morning Sickness The Link Between Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetes Complications of Uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes Why Snoring Could Be Bad for Your Heart Managing the Symptoms of IBS Celebrate Men's Health Month with These Important Screenings Tips for Better Sleep Teaching ‘Normal’ Movement with LSVT BIG New Guidelines Impact Daily Aspirin Recommendations 5 Tips to Get Active Safely Should My Daughter (or Son) Get the HPV Vaccine? Five Ways to Keep Your Brain Young Simple Fixes to Avoid Summertime Injuries Reasons Some Men Avoid the Doctor Five Ways to Manage Prediabetes Breast Health Screening: Know Your Options What You Need to Know About Mammograms Common Breastfeeding Issues and How to Solve Them Recognizing Stroke Symptoms in Your Loved Ones Who Does What in the World of Mental Health Practitioners Lower Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer Ladies: Incontinence Doesn’t Have to Be a Part of Aging Enjoy Halloween Safely With These Tips Keep Your Diet on Track this Summer It’s Shark Week! What’s Really Lurking Off the Shoreline Tips for Managing Your Mental Health Around The Holidays The Relationship Between Birth Defects and Folic Acid What to Expect During Your First Colonoscopy Here’s What You Need to Know About Lung Nodules What You Need to Know About the Flu Vaccine's Effectiveness Healthy Recipes Nutrition Counseling Massage Therapy Medical Fitness Programs Rehabilatation and Physical Therapy Sleep Centers S.T.E.P.S. For Kids (preventing childhood obesity) Diabetes Education Midwives Help Women Succeed at Breastfeeding Mothers planning to breastfeed receive support from Inspira's mother/baby nurses and lactation consultants, who are trained to support breastfeeding. “We encourage moms and babies to have skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth, which helps make breastfeeding easier,” says Waverly Lutz, Inspira Gentle Beginnings Midwife. “Even with a C-section, immediate skin-to-skin contact is encouraged whenever possible. After birth, I continue to assist moms with breastfeeding as both the mom and baby settle into a rhythm with nursing.” Midwives or obstetricians can also track how moms and babies are doing with nursing during post-birth check-ups and help make changes and adjustments as needed. Inspira offers breastfeeding classes as well as a Breastfeeding Support "Warmline" where mothers can call for help with breastfeeding issues, questions and problems. This individual and confidential service is available at (856) 853-2074. Inspira professionals are here to help mothers having trouble with latching on, painful nursing situations, trouble producing enough or too much milk, or if the baby is not gaining weight. Call your provider immediately if one of your breasts has swelling or redness, feels warm to touch or is painful/burning and/or you have flu-like symptoms with a fever. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that breastfeeding continue for at least 12 months, and thereafter for as long as mother and baby desire. In addition to having benefits for a baby, breastfeeding is also beneficial to mom's health. Find additional information about breastfeeding here. About Gentle Beginnings Our team of certified nurse-midwives believes care should include emotional, physical and spiritual support for every woman who walks through our door. At Gentle Beginnings we offer a full spectrum of women’s health services, taking care of our clients from puberty to menopause. We provide a personalized, holistic approach and care for every woman much like we would a friend, with the same standards of care we’d choose for our families and ourselves.