Having a healthy baby starts well before you enter the delivery room. Well-U offers resources as you prepare for motherhood. Learn how to take care of your body throughout pregnancy by exercising and eating right, what to expect when the birth day arrives, and how to care for yourself and your baby once you’ve safely arrived home.
Body Changes: Learn about body changes such as aches, itching, constipation, morning sickness, swelling, urinary frequency, varicose veins, stretch marks, etc.
Fetal Development: Find information about the baby’s weekly development between conception and birth.
Nutrition: Tips to help you eat properly for you and your baby during pregnancy.
Exercise: Explore ways to properly exercise during pregnancy, the benefits of exercise, and changes in your body that might affect your exercise routine.
March of Dimes: Receive assistance with all stages of pregnancy - before, during, and after.
Prenatal Network of Monroe County: Get tips for moms, tips for dads, assistance finding the right medical provider, etc.
Preparing for Birth
University of Rochester Medical Center: Gain an understanding of pre-registration, preparing financially, etc.
Rochester Area Birth Network: Understand your options – learn about nutrition, homebirth, prenatal counseling, massage therapists, breastfeeding, etc.
Strong Beginnings Maternity Services: Take a variety of classes to help you transition to motherhood.
URMC Department of Obstetrics: Learn about breastfeeding and the effects it has on you and your baby.
New York State Breastfeeding Mothers’ Bill of Rights: What are your rights as a breastfeeding mother?
La Leche League: Find answers to all types of breastfeeding questions.
UR Lactation Rooms: A list of lactation rooms available to University of Rochester employees.
Newborn Safety: Discover the practices that have been put in place by the hospital to keep your newborn safe, along with dos and don’ts for parents.
Sleep Safety: How can you create a safe sleeping environment for your newborn child?
Baby Safe Sleep Coalition: Feel confident when you put your child to bed by learning about safe sleep and how to properly protect your child from unsafe sleep.
Car Safety: Information about proper car seating and guidelines for children.
NYS Car Seat Laws: Review the rules and regulations for transporting children in a motor vehicle.
Postpartum Conditions: What common conditions occur after having a baby? What should you do if you are experiencing these issues?
Classes: Classes are available to parents, grandparents, and siblings on a variety of topics relating to having and caring for a newborn.
Working Parents Support Group
Well-U in collaboration with Life-Work Connections/EAP offers a Working Parents Support Group once a month on Mondays to give parents an opportunity to gather with other career-minded parents for advice and support. This support group, led by a Life-Work Connections/EAP counselor, will provide you with the community, support, and strategies you need to thrive. Participants are encouraged to stop in throughout the hour as your schedule allows.