After the Birth

Adjusting to the arrival of a newborn is a very important time in your family’s life — equally as important as the preparation for and the celebration of the birth itself.

The midwives of Alaska Family Health & Birth Center provide you with continued care and support immediately after your baby’s arrival. New mothers appreciate the convenience and comfort of a home visit, along with attentive and personalized support for breastfeeding.

We also provide the following screenings mandated by the state of Alaska:

  • Newborn metabolic (PKU) screening is done at the 24-hour home visit and when the baby is two weeks old. Screening newborns for diseases that are not apparent at birth allows very early treatment to prevent or reduce physical effects and brain damage.
  • Hearing screening is done at the birth center when the baby is one week old.