Womens Services

Maternity Guide

Legacy guide to pregnancy, childbirth and the newborn

Few events are as exciting for a family as the birth of a child. Thank you for trusting Legacy Health with your care during this special time in your life. The following information was designed as a roadmap through your pregnancy, childbirth and caring for your newborn.

Forms, information and resources

Congratulations on choosing Legacy Health for the birth of your baby. To ensure you are ready when the time comes, take time now to complete the maternity preadmission paperwork and learn more about financial considerations. At Legacy Health, we can also connect you to important resources in the hospital and community, as well as provide directions to our facilities.

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Pregnancy

Whether you are in your first, second or third trimester of pregnancy, there is so much to know. Get practical information and pregnancy tips to guide you through this exciting time. 

Learn more about your pregnancy. 

Labor and birth

When the big day finally arrives, it's nice to know what to expect. Legacy wants your birth experience to go as smoothly as possible, so we have gathered information to help you understand what will happen when you go into labor and deliver your baby.

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Breastfeeding your baby

Congratulations on the birth of your baby! How you feed your baby is an important decision, and Legacy Health wants you to understand the basics of breastfeeding. At Legacy, we also provide resources to you and your baby to ensure successful breastfeeding and nutrition.

We want you to have the information you need about breastfeeding, common challenges, collection and storage of breast milk, and other feeding tips for the new mother.

Click here for practical information on breastfeeding your baby. 

Baby care

Bringing home a new baby can be exciting — and scary. Legacy has prepared a booklet with information to answer the most basic questions about care for your newborn.

We have a lot of information to help with your new baby including:

  • Bathing your baby
  • Danger signs
  • Safe sleep
  • Crying
  • Newborn screening tests
  • Formula feeding
  • Safety guidelines, including car seat safety

We want you to feel prepared to understand the joy and challenges that come from caring for your newborn.

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Mother care

Having a baby is an incredible experience, but it also can be overwhelming for a new mom. To help ensure the transition to life with your newborn goes well, it's important to know what a new mom will experience during and after the  birth.

Legacy has information for new families on what a recovering mom can expect, danger signs for the new mom, and how to care for your body as it recovers from childbirth. Legacy also has information about stress and postpartum depression.

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