The Baby Bulletin — an e-newsletter filled with valuable information for women and dads who are expecting, and their extended families — is now available as a free, public service from Nash Women’s Center. It is sent out weekly and offers guidance and advice, links to local services and online resources, and lets subscribers send their questions to the center’s consultants in complete privacy.
Once the baby is born, three additional newsletters become available, all at no charge: Breastfeeding, Infant Care, and Toddler Care. A certified lactation consultant is available to answer questions on the breastfeeding letter; a pediatric nurse practitioner for the infant and toddler letters. The toddler edition continues to offer insights until the child’s third birthday.
All articles have been created by teams of highly-qualified obstetricians and infant/child care experts and are written in a style that’s easy to read and understand. They address the most common questions women have about pregnancy, post-pregnancy, and later, the care of newborns and young children.
Anyone can subscribe to the service at any time — from the mother’s early pregnancy through the child’s “terrific twos.” When signing up for the pregnancy letter, a name, e-mail address, and due date are requested. The e-newsletters arrive weekly, based on this due date, to match the progression of the pregnancy… right down to the day of the week your child is scheduled to arrive! So it’s always the right information at the right time, information that’s relevant and helpful.
Because the Baby Bulletin is a web-based service, extended family across the nation can follow their loved one’s pregnancy. Likewise, a deployed father, possibly serving his country in foreign lands, can as well.
Jennifer Kendrick, RN, perinatal educator at Nash Women’s Center explains the purpose of the e-newsletters: “When you give patients the knowledge they need for improved outcomes, you enable them to better care for themselves and their children. When you reach patients where they are, on the phones and devices they’re already using daily, it’s even more effective.”
Nash Women’s Center is located on the Nash Health Care Systems campus. For more information on the center or to sign up for the Baby Bulletin, visit www.nashwomenscenter.org.