The Best for Baby
After delivery you and your baby will be moved to a private postpartum room. We encourage you to spend as much time as possible with your newborn by keeping them in the room with you. Your nurse will be available to help with your new baby and answer questions you may have. If you baby should need special care or treatment, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, provides highly skilled nursing staff, neonatal physicians, and the most advanced equipment available.
Following your recovery in labor and delivery, you will be escorted to a private room on the postpartum care unit. Postpartum amenities and services include the following:
- The staff will ensure both the mother and baby are doing well and provide plenty of time for mothers who choose to breastfeed their baby (babies are usually very alert during the first hour after delivery)
- A lullaby is played overhead each time a baby is born
- Complementary nutrition station available 24 hours a day
- Complementary postpartum massage by a licensed massage therapist (at North Central Baptist Hospital)
- Certified Lactation Consultants who work closely with staff, moms and babies to assist you in breastfeeding
- Regular visits by your physician. Many mothers find it helpful to prepare a list of questions ahead of time.
- Prior to your discharge from the hospital, your nurse will give you home care instructions and follow-up appointment information for mom and baby.
Newborn Security Measures
The safety and protection of your baby are of utmost importance to us. Security measures have been put into place to help keep your baby safe while at a Baptist Health System facility. Our staff will review these with you when your baby arrives. If you have any questions about our security measures, please ask your nurse.