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After Your Baby is Born

Jackson Hole Maternity Services

Our private postpartum rooms are specifically designed to allow you to fully recover from delivery and get acquainted with your newborn. Your postpartum nurse will be your partner in baby care providing unconditional support and education on topics such as breastfeeding, bathing, diapering, and care of the umbilical cord. Because we want you to return home feeling confident in your ability to care for your baby, we encourage questions and open discussion about the joys and challenges of parenthood. Although most of our babies stay in their mothers’ rooms 100% of the time, the nursery is available if you need time to yourself for rest or recovery.

In the event that your baby needs extra support in his or her first days of life, it is reassuring to know that our nursery staff has both the equipment and resources to provide your newborn with the highest level of care. Every attempt is made to deliver care in a manner that fosters bonding between you and your baby. Our Level 1 Nursery accommodates infants needing IV treatments, oxygen, neonatal stabilization, or phototherapy. Newborns needing more definitive care are transferred out of our hospital.


We understand how eager friends and family will be to meet your baby. Visitors are welcome as the family wishes.

Lactation Support

The Birth Center at St. John's offers certified Lactation Consultants to assist and teach you breastfeeding techniques that you can use at home. Learn more about lactation support at St. John's.

Postpartum Mental Health

Many new mothers struggle with their mental health after giving birth. Postpartum depression (also called PPD) is a medical condition that presents with strong feelings of sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion that lingers. PPD can make it difficult for you to take care of yourself and your baby. Talk to your provider about postpartum depression and seek out a licensed behavioral health professional at St. John's.

Teton Mammas Support Group

New babies and their families are invited to join us for fun, education, and camaraderie at our monthly Teton Mammas support group. This mother-to-mother group motivates, encourages, and empowers parents to bond/connect with their infants and become confident in their transition to motherhood. Learn more about the Teton Mammas support group for new parents.

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