The approval of our affiliation will ensure a viable and sustainable alternative to for-profit healthcare on the NH Seacoast. We look forward to continuing to enhance quality healthcare in the Seacoast Region. Core Physicians is a community-based, multi-specialty group practice affiliated with Exeter Health Resources. Over physicians and other clinicians in more than 25 locations within the service area offer services in primary care, pediatrics, orthopedics, gastroenterology and many other medical and surgical specialties.
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is a not-for-profit charitable health care organization located in Dover, New Hampshire with a year history of compassionate care and innovation. Skin to skin is the process of putting your baby directly on your bare chest after birth and during your hospital stay. Skin to skin increases bonding, gets breastfeeding off to a good start, keeps the baby warm, and calms mother and baby. At Wentworth-Douglass, all babies whether vaginal born or cesarean born, who are transitioning well, are placed skin to skin with mom for at least one hour immediately after birth.
This support begins from the moment your baby is born. Placing your baby skin to skin on your chest after he or she is born is shown to help establish successful breastfeeding and bonding as your baby transitions into the world.
If skin-to-skin is not possible when the baby is born due to special medical needs, the practice is still beneficial when it becomes medically possible. Every family is supported by caring nurses with extensive breastfeeding education, and board certified lactation consultants are available to support you in breastfeeding and answer your questions. Once you and your baby go home, our lactation consultants are available by phone to offer on-going support. Click here for additional resources on reasons to breastfeed. After the birth of a male child, parents must decide whether or not they want their son circumcised.
Although circumcision is one of the most common operative procedures performed in American hospitals today, parents are often unsure about making this decision based on factual information. Read this helpful guide to help you make your decision. Often, the symptoms are disregarded as being related to other causes fatigue, feeding issues, etc.
However, they may be an indication of postpartum depression or anxiety. If you are not feeling like yourself, support is available. We offer a class that is specifically designed to prepare you and your baby to be discharged home. Planning for discharge begins on admission and we want you to feel safe and comfortable bringing your new baby home.
At the class you will receive a book to take with you as a guide for when you are home. The class will include topics such as:. We encourage you and your partner to attend. The education offered in the class will include the whole family. We look forward to providing you with patient and family centered support and resources. Wentworth-Douglass offers every woman a follow-up nurse visit for you and your infant in your home. Routine follow-up nurse visits are usually scheduled days after discharge, unless otherwise ordered by your practitioner. Each visit is individualized to meet your family's specific needs.
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital works closely with pediatricians and family practitioners who care for the whole family.
Wentworth Douglass does not provide birth or death certificates. To request medical records of a deceased patient, please contact the Wentworth-Douglass. Central Avenue, Dover, NH | () Wentworth Health Partners Wentworth-Douglass Outpatient Center in Portsmouth Wentworth- Douglass.
Please see below for some options as you make the choice for who will provide care for your baby. The medical staff affiliated with Wentworth-Douglass Hospital includes both pediatricians and family practice physicians and providers to care for your child. Some children need advanced care.
CHaD at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital offers family-centered out-patient services in a warm and friendly center located on the 3 rd floor of the hospital. CHaD providers also offer services to some older patients with congenital conditions and outstanding service in fetal echocardiography.
The team includes physicians, advanced nurse practitioners, specialized pediatric nurses and medical assistants, who work closely with other teams in the hospital, including social work, behavioral health specialists, child life specialists and diabetes educators to provide your family the best comprehensive care. View our CHaD providers. Four dedicated rooms are overseen by a caring, expert team of pediatric RNs. Amenities include private patient rooms with sleeping couches, a security system, free Wi-Fi, Cable, DVD player, and meals for patient and caregivers.
We also have an open visiting policy to accommodate siblings, relatives and friends. Child-Life Specialist. Children often need added support to relieve stress and anxiety during their stay. Our Certified Child Life Specialists are here to help in coping with hospitalization, and gain understanding of medical conditions and treatment. Parenthood Begins Here Preparing for a new baby is an exciting time!
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High-Risk Pregnancy We offer specialized and collaborative care to women experiencing high-risk or difficult pregnancies. Before the birth of your baby, make an appointment to have your car seat installed by a certified car seat technician. Wentworth-Douglass offers free monthly car seat checks. It is best to purchase a new car seat that is appropriate for the size and weight of your newborn. It is not recommended that you borrow or purchase a used car seat.
Manufacturers recommend that a car seat involved in any accident be replaced. All the latest car seat information can be found here with illustrations to show how your infant should be placed in the car seat. Remember that car seats are intended for travel and your infant should not sit for extended periods of time when not riding in the car. It is available to download in the App Store or Google Play! Who can answer my questions? Your labor and delivery plan. Learn More. We Are Here For You When it comes time to deliver your baby — know we are here, ready and waiting for you.
Your Birth Center Providing quality care and comfort are our top priorities. Quality Care Our expert, caring team includes physicians, surgeons, midwives, nurses, lactation consultants, and other clinicians including a child life expert - all centered on you, and your family.
Interpreter services Services are available as needed for those who are visually or sight impaired or who speak a foreign language. Nothing About Me Without Me At the beginning of every shift, your nurses will bring the shift report to your bedside. Some options include: Jacuzzi for comfort during labor wireless fetal monitoring birth balls pain medications nitrous oxide laughing gas epidurals doulas.
Special Care Nursery Sometimes babies need extra care after delivery. Waiting Spaces Wentworth-Douglass offers many comfortable, relaxing waiting spaces throughout the hospital. A Unique Birthing Experience Wentworth-Douglass Hospital provides a birthing experience like no other, extending our support well beyond the day of birth. Is circumcision medically necessary? Is circumcision painful? What if l choose not to circumcise my son?
Hand hygiene is the single most important thing anyone can do to prevent the spread of infection from one person to another. Our team follows protocols to ensure a safe environment.
Cover your cough: Your health could be at risk with exposure to so many different germs. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue whenever you cough or sneeze. If you do not have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve.