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VNA helps ensure that new mothers have the best start possible. Your obstetrician or midwife will continue to care for you after your baby is born. If you are new to VNA, you can find a doctor or nurse practitioner to plan your postpartum care according to your individual needs.Find A Doctor
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When it is time to deliver your baby, you will go to either Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, or AMITA Health St. Joseph Medical Center Joliet. When you come to VNA for your prenatal care you will have a multi-disciplinary care team on hand to ensure that you get the best care possible and your baby will be delivered by your VNA provider. VNA hospital liaisons will visit you during your stay in the hospital to assist in coordinating your follow-up care at your nearest VNA Health Center.
VNA offers TOLAC (Trial of Labor after Cesarean) and VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Cesarean) services which you may consider after consultation with your obstetrician.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that postpartum care be an ongoing process rather than just a single visit after your delivery. Have contact with your health care provider within the first three weeks after delivery. Within 12 weeks after delivery, see your health care provider for a comprehensive postpartum evaluation.
During this appointment, your health care provider will check your mood and emotional well-being, discuss contraception and birth spacing, review information about infant care and feeding, talk about your sleep habits and issues related to fatigue, and do a physical exam. This might include a check of your abdomen, vagina, cervix and uterus to make sure you’re healing well. This is a great time to talk about any concerns you might have, including resuming sexual activity and how you’re adjusting to life with a new baby.