During Your Stay
The usual stay of mothers and new babies is two
days. If delivery is by cesarean section, a three to
four-day hospital stay should be anticipated. You may
choose our rooming-in program and have your baby with
you from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m., or you may choose to
room in round the clock. The choice is yours!
Rooming-in provides mother and baby a chance to spend
more time together in addition to the usual feeding
times and is particularly good if you are
Your physician and/or nurse practitioner will visit
you each day of your hospital stay. If you have
questions, please feel free to discuss your concerns at
Most doctors feel that activity after delivery is
beneficial. For that reason, you will be able to care
for yourself after you have rested a bit. You may take
your own shower and perform you own perineal care.
After delivery and while you are still in the
hospital, our Miracle Moments staff will help you with
any baby care questions that you may have. First time
moms will be shown how to hold, diaper and dress your
baby. We will also discuss breast and bottle-feeding.
Our Lactation Nurse as well as our experienced
maternity and nursery staff are always glad to talk
with you. So please let us know what you need.
For your comfort and safety, you will be discharged
in a wheelchair. A nurse, nursing assistant or a
student nurse will escort you and your new baby to your
car. Please park at the North Tower entrance for