Health care

Photo: A baby lies on his back, looking contently up at his mother, who is leaning over to kiss him.Once you have your new daughter or son, you may feel confident, unsure, elated, depressed, excited,sad and sometimes overwhelmed.

Try to be patient with yourself. You and your baby will begetting to know each other. With each new day, you'll learn a little more and will feel a bit more confident.

Make good use of all the support you'll feel around you. Call on your friends, family, health care provider and other parents for advice and reassurance.

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, seventh edition, ob-ah-90026
First Published: 10/04/2002
Last Reviewed: 12/02/2015

Immunizations (shots)

Your baby will need regular immunizations (shots) to stay healthy and to prevent serious diseases and even death.

Please check with your health care provider for the recommended schedule.

Immunizations schedule

Immunizations worksheet