Family Togetherness Following Delivery
At Rose Medical Center, we believe that sharing your childbirth experience with family and friends is important. We also understand that new mothers need a lot of time to rest and recuperate. Our visitation policy is liberal, but we ask that it be closely observed.
In Labor & Delivery and Childbirth Recovery (Mother/Baby) rooms, birth partners are allowed to visit anytime and stay overnight. Siblings may attend the birth and they are welcome to visit anytime when accompanied by an adult. Please limit your young visitors to well siblings only, to protect your infant from unnecessary exposure to illness.
Enjoy visiting with friends and family, but make sure to leave yourself plenty of time to rest and recover, as well as bond as a new family. All visitors must be healthy and wash their hands before holding the baby.
Mothers who experienced a Cesarean section will need a family member capable of helping with the baby to stay with her for the first 24 hours. If this is not possible, the baby may stay in the Well-Baby Nursery as needed until mother is able to move about and begin caring for her baby on her own.
Caring for Your Newborn
We want you to feel comfortable caring for your baby before you go home. Upon your arrival on the Mother/Baby unit, you will be given a folder that will guide you in caring for yourself and your baby over the next few weeks. Your nurse will be your primary resource for questions on a broad range of issues such as bathing, diapering and feeding.
We offer a daily breastfeeding class to practice hands-on techniques. A video entitled "Hospital to Home" is shown in both English and Spanish (with closed-captioning for the hearing impaired) on a continual basis on TV. This video will show you different ways to care for both yourself and your baby in the days and weeks following your delivery. Additionally, The Newborn Channel, broadcasting 24 hours per day, offers a wide range of programming in both English and Spanish on all aspects of newborn baby and mom care.