Babies don't come with instructions, but this is close.

Your baby's birth is one of the most precious and memorable times of your life. Congratulations! And the experienced nurses in the Telfair BirthPlace offer you all the best advice while you are in the hospital.

But when you come home and your baby starts growing, don't think that that support is gone. Below we offer up the best advice from our discharge book, A New Beginning: Your Personal Guide to Postpartum Care.

This information is designed to enhance care, so don't forget to go to your regular follow-up appointments with your OB/GYN and pediatrician. You can also call the St. Joseph's/Candler Central Referral Office and speak to a registered nurse, 912-819-3360 or 1-800-622-6877.

A New Beginning Advice

Baby's sleep
Newborns sleep as much as 18 to 22 hours a day.

Feeding your baby
All about newborn nutrition.

Keeping your baby clean
Baths aren't necessary in the first few weeks, but there are other things you need to do for proper hygiene.

Keeping your baby safe
Travelling around the house and around the town with your newborn

  • St. Joseph's Hospital Campus: 11705 Mercy Blvd., Savannah, GA 31419, (p) 912-819-4100
  • Candler Hospital Campus: 5353 Reynolds St., Savannah, GA 31405, (p) 912-819-6000
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St.Joseph's Hospital Campus: 912-819-4100

Candler Hospital Campus: 912-819-6000