What Happens Next?

Medical Assistance

The hospital wants to ensure the health and safety of you and your newborn. They will take care of any medical needs your baby may have. You do not need to provide any identifying information.

Most birthing parents recover from giving birth without any problems. But any birthing parent can have complications after giving birth. Recognizing POST-BIRTH Warning Signs and knowing what to do can save your life.

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) POST-BIRTH Warning Signs 

Parent Information

You may be asked to provide some health information. This information is confidential and will only be used for the future health care of your baby.

Child Protective Services (CPS)

Your baby may be at the hospital for at least one day. CPS will be contacted, and your baby will be placed in foster care. If possible, your baby will be placed with foster parents who want to adopt a child.