Your OB Hospital Stay
The birth of your baby is a precious beginning filled with excitement and wonder.
Your labor team of doctors and nurses are committed to making your birthing experience positive and comfortable for you. Feel free to tell them what you expect and how they can make your stay, your birth, as memorable, personalized, and pampered as can be.
MOTHER-BABY NURSING CARE
After the birth of your baby, you will have a personal nurse that will care for both you and your baby together. Your nurse will be your informant, educator, and comfort specialist. Rest assured, Memorial Health Center's birthing center (The Family Center) consistently earns 5-Star Excellence Awards for its quality of patient care.
You may choose to have your baby stay in your room, in our nursery, or a combination of both options. Whatever your choice, your nurse will provide individualized care for you, your baby, and your family.
Your baby’s picture will be taken shortly after birth, as a part of the Hospital’s Security Plan.
Shortly before going home, another photo will be taken for Memorial Health Center's Online Nursery. If you wish, you may have your baby dressed in a special outfit for this photograph.
EDUCATION DURING YOUR STAY
Because these first days are a time of learning for new parents, education is a main focus of Memorial Health Center’s Family Center activities. Your nurse will provide you with one-to-one demonstrations and instructions regarding bathing, dressing, breastfeeding, and much more.
Memorial Health Center continually offers educational events and baby fairs throughout the year. Save our Classes & Events link as a FAVORITE.
If you have a question after you and your baby are discharged, don’t worry. Memorial Health Center will provide you with a 24-hour phone number that a Family Center nurse will answer.
Family members and friends are welcome to visit.
Visiting hours end at 9:00 pm. Fathers/support persons may choose to spend the night, if they wish. Sleeping accommodations are provided in your room. Ask your nurse to help you with these arrangements.
We will ask five things of your guests, because patient health and comfort are our primary concerns.
- Anyone with a cold, sore throat, flu, or any contagious diseases is encouraged not to visit patients. To control the spread of infection you may be asked to wear a mask.
- Because cell phones may interfere with medical equipment and monitors, cellular phone usage is not permitted in the Emergency Department, Family/Birthing Center, and our Intensive Care/Critical Care Units.
- Visitors may be limited to ensure adequate rest time for the patient.
- Visitors will be asked to maintain a quiet environment and avoid unnecessary noise.
- And to help respect and ensure patient privacy and integrity, visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or treatments, or when a healthcare provider needs to see the patient.
Memorial Health Center’s Family Center has an Infant Security System to protect your baby.
Doctors who specialize in the health of children are called pediatricians. They will treat the physical, emotional, and social health of your child through their late teens. Click to Find a Doctor for your newborn.