What to Expect After Delivery
Congratulations on the arrival of your family’s newest addition! We encourage you to begin nurturing your relationship with the newborn immediately by practicing The Magic Hour and Rooming In.
The Magic Hour allows parents bonding time with their newborn during the first hour after birth. During this hour, your baby will be placed skin-to-skin on your chest . Skin-to-skin helps your new baby adapt to life outside the womb. Your infant is calmer and less stressed when held close to your chest. Since your infant is used to hearing your voice and heartbeat, holding your baby this way allows them to get to know you through touch and scent. Learn more about Skin-to-Skin
Rooming-in allows the parents to adjust to the newborn in a supportive setting. Parents can bond with baby, learn about baby's responses and behavior, and gain confidence in their ability to care for baby. Evidence also shows that babies cry less, eat more often and that both mom and baby get more sleep when they are in the room together. Learn more about Rooming In.
First 48 Hours
The first 48 hours after baby's birth is an important part of their life; not just for relationship building with their parents, but for their overall health. Our team of obstetrical experts goes above and beyond to make sure that your baby is healthy before leaving the hospital. Part of this exceptional care will include routine nursing care for you and your baby. Nursing care may consist of breastfeeding support, vital sign checks, and education related to mom and baby care. In addition, you may expect visits from support staff during your postpartum stay with us. These team members may include:
- Birth certificate specialists (paternity affidavit if applicable)
- Newborn photographers
- Newborn hearing screen technicians
- Lab technicians to perform newborn metabolic screen (blood test)
- Lactation consultants
- Car seat technicians