Post-natal checkups

After you leave the hospital, Perinatal Services at the Hôpital de la Cité-de-la-Santé will receive a continuity of care form with information about you (the mother) and your baby.

This form will indicate the type of follow-up you need based on your medical needs or how your hospital stay went. The goal of post-natal checkups is to:

  • Help new parents keep their babies safe and healthy
  • Detect potential problems and refer you to the appropriate resources
  • Provide breastfeeding support
  • Help you welcome and adapt to the new member of your family
  • Help dad get involved

Telephone assessment

During the call, the nurse will:

  • Assess mom and baby’s physical well-being
  • Support breastfeeding
  • Ensure your family is adjusting to being back home
  • Refer your family to the right resources

Post-natal checkups with the nurse

This follow-up includes:

  • A physical exam of mom and baby
  • An evaluation of your newborn’s behaviour, diet, and stool and urine patterns
  • A continuation of the education started at the hospital, such as breastfeeding support 

Safety measures for the nurse during the home visit:

  • Nurses must keep their shoes on
  • Animals must stay in a closed room

Additional follow-up

After the evaluation, the nurse may decide that you need more help. If so, your appointments will be at the CLSC clinic. If a problem is found (which the nurse will assess according to criteria set by the CISSS de Laval), the nurse will refer you to the right resource.

Breastfeeding drop-in centres

You can go to one of Laval’s four breastfeeding drop-in centres without an appointment. You’ll get information on different breastfeeding topics and can talk with other breastfeeding mothers. For more details, consult the brochure that the nurse gave you during your home visit.

Where to weigh your baby

Several CLSC’s have scales for you to weigh your baby. Démarre le chargement du fichier Consult this document for the locations nearest you. (French version only)

Vaccinations for your baby

You should make an appointment for your baby’s first vaccinations, as immunization is the best way to prevent harmful diseases.

Ouvre un lien interne dans la fenêtre couranteClick here for the full details on vaccinations for children aged 0 to 4

Access point contact information

Before coming, the nurse will contact you to confirm your address.

Family-Child-Youth 0-4 years / ID-PD-PDD
Phone: 450-662-5110, extension 64950
450-622-6733
Email: Ouvre une fenêtre pour la rédaction du courriel Guichet-fej-0-4ans-di-ted-dp.csssl@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Have a health question? Call Info-Santé

Info-Santé is a phone service that lets you talk with a nurse about a health problem. You can call from anywhere in Quebec, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 811. After assessing your health problem, the Info-Santé nurse may advise you on how to treat the problem or refer you to the best resource in the public health network for your situation.

Share your feedback

You can send your comments and suggestions about the services you receive to: Ouvre une fenêtre pour la rédaction du courriel bbriand_marig@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Community resource

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