Saint Vincent Hospital’s Center for Women and Infants mother-baby unit offers all private rooms for new mothers and their partners to welcome and enjoy their newest family member. Our postpartum nurses provide couplet-care, which means the same nurse will care for both mom and baby during each shift.
What to Expect
Our goals for you before your discharge from the hospital are to provide the education and physical care that you require. This will enable you to take care of yourself and your baby at home. Because maternity patients today have such brief hospital stays, we encourage you to make the most of your hospital experience by learning as much as possible.
We accomplish this by providing individual teaching and group classes on childbirth and parenting, as well as a closed-circuit television network, videos and reading materials. Both you and your partner should participate as fully as possible in the care of the baby. This will enable you to practice what you have learned, ask questions of the medical and nursing staff, and better make the transition from hospital to home.
We encourage you to keep your baby with you in your room for your entire stay. “Rooming-in”, as the process is known, enhances family bonding by encouraging all members of the family to take an active role in the care of the infant. Whenever your baby is not in your room, he or she will be cared for in the newborn nursery within the Center for Women and Infants.