While the arrival of a new baby brings an overwhelming feeling of joy, it can also present many challenges. Whether you are a first-time mom with questions on caring for your baby or a third-time mom experiencing health issues, CentraState offers services and programs designed to help you beyond just labor and delivery.
New Mom and Baby Support Group
The saying “it takes a village” may ring all too true as you juggle caring for an additional life. Join our weekly support group to connect with other moms, socialize your baby, and find available resources to address any new mom concerns. This open group is facilitated by a board-certified lactation consultant and babies are welcome.
Mom and Baby Support Group is held every Friday from 11 am to 12 pm.
Breastfeeding Support After Your Hospital Stay
The Lactation Center at CentraState offers a warm, comfortable, supportive environment to educate, counsel, and support breastfeeding mothers. Following your hospital stay, our lactation consultants are available in person by appointment. Our lactation center is happy to meet with all mothers, regardless of where they delivered their baby.
We address a variety of concerns during the consultations including but not limited to:
– Assessing a mother’s milk supply and infant’s intake during feeding
– Measuring baby’s weight before and after a feeding
– Individual instruction on latching and positioning techniques
– Low/slow weight gain concerns
– Guidance for pumping when you return to work
– Answering any questions you may have and addressing conflicting information from your OB/GYN and pediatrician
– Postpartum depression
Most insurance companies cover a minimum of one lactation consultation, although many cover up to ten appointments. Arranged payment plans are available for consultations not covered by your insurance.
Schedule an Appointment
Parents can call our breastfeeding “warmline” at 732-303-5258 to speak with a lactation consultant and schedule an appointment to meet in a private, one-on-one setting. One-hour consultations are available during normal weekday business hours. When coming in for your appointment, please arrive ten minutes early and come with a hungry baby.
Pelvic Weakness and Incontinence Following Pregnancy
Pregnancy and childbirth can strain the muscles of your pelvic floor that keep your bladder closed. You may notice leaking when you cough, sneeze, lift something, or exercise. If you find that incontinence continues after you’ve had your baby, you should know it is easily treatable.
CentraState offers physical therapy for urinary incontinence and pelvic conditions. Through properly administered techniques and specific pelvic floor exercises, you can strengthen these muscles and restore control.
Depending on your needs, your customized pelvic floor / urinary incontinence treatment may include:
- Pelvic floor exercises to strengthen and tone muscles and improve control
- Biofeedback to help you know that you’re contracting and relaxing the right muscles
- Education and lifestyle changes that decrease bladder incontinence
- Maintenance of a bladder diary to aid in retraining and keeping track of progress
- Relaxation, meditation, yoga, and breathing techniques
Schedule an Appointment
Talk to your doctor about a referral, and then call 732.294.2700 to schedule your first appointment.