Resources for
New Parents

The first few months after welcoming a new baby can be exciting and rewarding, but they can also be stressful and exhausting. CDPHP has resources to support you on your parenthood journey.

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Preventive Care

As a new parent, you may be tempted to push aside your own care. However, preventive care, like physical exams, screenings, and vaccines, are equally important for you and your baby. CDPHP members receive many preventive services at no cost when provided by an in-network doctor.

  • Keep tabs on your preventive care with the CDPHP guidelines for care.

  • If you need extra guidance, you can talk one-on-one with a member of the CDPHP Care Team, including nurses, dietitians, and care coordinators any time by calling 1-800-365-4180.

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Mental Health

Having a baby can be an emotional time. CDPHP is here to support your mental health needs, including help with postpartum depression and anxiety.

  • Receive personal support for your mental health from the CDPHP Care Team. Call 1-888-320-9584 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. If at any time you require urgent after-hours support, please call the crisis hotline at 1-855-293-0785.

  • CDPHP also partners with Valera Health, which offers televideo therapy via the Valera Health app to children, adolescents, and adults. Therapy services are with highly-trained, licensed mental health professionals with expertise in a variety of evidence-based therapy models, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and more. Getting started is easy, simply request a consult.

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Breastfeeding

Breastmilk is the perfect food for your baby and contains just the right amount of nutrients. Check out the Breastfeeding Support Guide for information about breast pumps, classes, and assistance.

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Tracking Your Baby’s Health

From feedings, to diaper changes, and everything in between, you have a lot to keep track of with your newborn. Print out the baby care log tracker as many times as you need to help you keep tabs on all of baby’s activities.

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Start Your Baby on a Healthy Path

Once your baby is born, he or she will need important assessments including hearing tests, lead screening, testing for developmental delays, and more. Talk to your baby’s doctor about the timing of these important tests.

TIP! Use our helpful guide to understand when to take care of your child’s checkups, vaccines, and screenings.

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