Postpartum Only Care
**Update** As of March 2023, we are now accepting self referrals for postpartum only care. Please fill out the Become a Client registration form and select "Postpartum Care Only"
We are also happy to provide postpartum care if you plan on delivering at a different hospital other than Richmond Hospital. However, you will be responsible for registering for postpartum care in advance and informing us when you give birth. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or require any additional information.
What is offered in your care?
Blossom Midwives look after you and your newborn for 6 weeks after delivery. Postpartum care includes feeding (breast, formula or mixed) support, weight gain monitoring, ongoing management and home visits. After you complete your care with us, you are discharged from our care back to your family doctor. If you do not have a family doctor, we can help you find one.
How does this work?
Because family doctors and obstetricians do not offer postpartum care, they can refer you to us for care after you give birth.
Your family doctor or obstetrician will remain your care provider during your pregnancy and birth. They will send us a referral with your information and relevant health records, and someone from our team will give you a call or email to confirm that we've received your referral. At this time, we can also address any questions or goals about your postpartum period.
Once we receive your referral and records, we will inform the Richmond Hospital Birth Center that you will be a client of Blossom Birth Program after you give birth.
What do I need to do?
All you need to do now is to look forward to bringing your baby home. We will see you before you leave the hospital and discuss our plan of care with you including a time and date for your first home visit.
We see you at home for home visits around 3 days after birth to 2 weeks after birth. We then encourage you to come to our clinic to complete your care.