The Women’s Health Services (WHS) unit features five private birthing suites, where mothers can labor, deliver and recover all in one room. After a baby is born, they are observed and bathed in the mother’s room to promote bonding. From this point forward, the baby stays in the mother’s room throughout the hospital stay.
Rooming in is the evidence-based standard so mother and baby are not separated during your stay except for any necessary medical procedures, such as circumcision. This promotes infant care education and maternal/family bonding. Perinatal nurses continually monitor mothers and babies during hospitalization.
Infant hearing testing is conducted on all newborn babies. The Otoacoustic Emissions Testing (OAE) provides physicians with information concerning any possible hearing problems a newborn might have.