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At Inspira, our care includes emotional, physical and spiritual support for moms. This means we’ll help you understand emotional changes after birth and work with you to make sure you’re getting the right treatment, eating well and getting the proper rest and exercise you need.
Some mothers are caught off guard when they’re not flooded with excitement and joy after coming home from the hospital with their new baby. Postpartum depression is a condition that can cause women to experience sadness, anxiety or guilt following childbirth.
As many as three of every four women will experience mood swings, crying, anxiety or restlessness during the first few weeks after birth. These feelings are normal, and they’re called the “baby blues.” It’s important to know that these feelings can escalate when you’re tired or anxious.
About one in every five women will develop depression during the first few months postpartum. This depression may be mild to severe in symptoms, including:
If you’re still experiencing these feelings after two weeks and begin to feel like you can’t take care of your baby, it may be a sign of postpartum depression. We encourage you to call and discuss your feelings during the postpartum period with your Inspira obstetrician or certified nurse midwife. If you are a new mother who is having thoughts of harming yourself or your baby, call your healthcare provider immediately.
Our team believes in supporting the emotional needs of every woman who seeks our care. When you see your provider at your postpartum visit, usually between two and six weeks after your delivery, we encourage you to discuss any challenges you're experiencing during this life transition.
Questions about postpartum depression? Our providers are here to help.
Inspira Medical Center Elmer is the first hospital in New Jersey and the Delaware Valley to earn the prestigious international Baby-Friendly® designation. It’s also the only maternity center in the region to offer water birth in a hospital setting. Inspira Medical Center Elmer’s maternity services has received multiple consecutive national Women’s Choice Awards, as well as the highest scores possible for maternity quality standards measured by Leap Frog. Inspira Medical Center Elmer consistently receives high patient experience feedback as measured by the Press Ganey survey.
Inspira Medical Center Vineland is home to the region’s only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Deborah F. Sager Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Here, babies of all gestational ages and conditions can be cared for close to home. Through a partnership with Nemours Children’s Health, experienced neonatologists and pediatricians are onsite 24/7.
Maternity Services at Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Vineland have also earned the Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction. Blue Distinction Centers for Maternity Care demonstrate expertise and a commitment to quality care for vaginal and cesarean section deliveries. These Centers demonstrate better overall patient satisfaction and a lower percentage of early elective deliveries.
At Inspira, we believe childbirth should be celebrated in a home-like environment designed to foster a sense of peace and safety. Inspira offers private rooms in which families can stay from admission to discharge. They’re designed to feel more like home than a hospital, but still have all the safety and security access features for moms and babies. The family waiting area offers convenience and comfort for our patients and their families.
Inspira has partnered with Nemours Children’s Health to provide neonatal, pediatric and emergency care for children. Teaming up with Nemours allows Inspira to offer an advanced level of pediatric specialty care to families. Access to Nemours at Inspira is currently available 24/7 at Inspira’s Medical Centers in Vineland and Mullica Hill.
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