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Women and Family Care

Helpful Resources

Information and Education


Your healthcare provider will give you a copy of our book, Becoming a Family, to help you prepare for your labor, delivery and recovery. It provides helpful information about what to expect while you're in the hospital, infant feeding information and how to take care of yourself after your baby is born including exercise and nutrition. The Resource chapter might also be helpful if you need information about the following:

  • Clothing and household goods
  • Daycare referrals
  • Education and support
  • Financial aid
  • Health services
  • Housing assistance
  • Infant and toddler car seats
  • Paternity/custody information
  • Services for children with special needs

The Breastfeeding Book: Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child from Birth through Weaning
Martha and William Sears

Breastfeeding: Pure and Simple
LaLeche League International Inc.

The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding
Marianne Neifert, M.D.

The Nursing Mother's Companion
Kathleen Huggins

The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning
Kathleen Huggins, RN, MS and Linda Ziedrich

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

LaLeche League International Inc.


Poudre Valley Hospital offers numerous classes, including Childbirth Prep classes, for women, their partners and families.

Poudre Valley Prenatal Program

The Poudre Valley Prenatal (PVP) Program provides the prenatal care under-insured and uninsured women need to deliver healthy babies.

Other Resources

For general questions, please call 970.495.7000 or 800.252.5784.

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