Mother & Baby Program
St. Anthony’s wants to provide you with the help and reassurance you need during this special time in your life. That is why St. Anthony’s offers the Mother/Baby Program as a complimentary extension of your hospital stay -- to help ease any concerns you may have once you have left the hospital.
We hope you will take advantage of this complimentary Mother/Baby Program which is available in the Clark, Clay, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Marion, Richland, and Shelby counties.
It is free and convenient, and, most importantly, it will give you peace of mind and a healthy start for you and your baby.
If your doctor issues orders for a visit from our Mother/Baby Program nurse, you will be contacted by a Mother/Baby nurse before you are discharged. They will schedule a convenient time to visit you at home.
During the visit, the nurse will examine you and/or your baby to check for physical condition. She will also review instructions you received during your hospital stay, talk about breast or bottle feeding, provide further advice on care of your newborn, and discuss any questions or concerns you may have. For the breastfeeding mother, St. Anthony's is pleased to have lactation counselors and a certified lactation consultant on staff to assist with any breastfeeding problems that you may encounter while in the hospital or after arriving home.