New Baby door sign!

Having a brand new baby is a special time. Even if the birth went quickly and smoothly, the mother needs to recover because, at minimum, she has lost a significant amount of blood. Less than 500 mL, or about half a quart, of blood lost during delivery is considered normal. The baby needs to recover as well. Almost everything is new! Breathing through the lungs is new. Oral nutrition is new. Fluctuations in temperature are new. New sounds, bright lights, new sensations. Even blood circulation is new, as oxygenated blood now comes from the lungs instead of the placenta. Here's a great tool to help new families rest and recover well. You can print it and have your caregiver sign it for you to hang on your front door.

Joyce Dykema