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After Delivery

Because we want you and your baby to be as comfortable with each other as possible, we encourage that your newborn stays with you in your room after delivery. Having your baby nearby will help you become familiar with his or her sleep patterns, feeding habits, and personality.

Birthing Pavilion staff can answer any questions you may have about caring for a newborn.

If your baby needs intensive care, he or she will be cared for in the Intensive Care Nursery (ICN), which is near the Birthing Pavilion. The ICN takes care of premature babies and those with infections, neurological problems, surgical needs, birth defects, and other problems.

After birth, your baby will be fitted with a band around one foot and one around the hand, identifying the baby as yours.

We will also attach a security tag around the baby's ankle, designed to trip an alarm if it comes near one of the hospital's exits. This tag will be removed before you take your baby home.

Spreading the news

Please note that we cannot release information over the phone about you or your baby. We recommend that you designate a spokesperson from your family to keep in contact with friends and other family members.

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