After your natural birth in the Center you and your baby will get tucked in and made comfortable in the queen size family bed, and be encouraged to breastfeed and bond. Discharge cannot occur until at least 3 hours after birth, and both mom and baby must have had an uneventful course of care and in stable condition. If needed or desired, families may stay up to 24 hours after birth.
One of your care providers will come to your home 24 hours after birth to follow-up with a home visit. We will examine both you and your baby; check vital signs, and overall well-being. We will weigh the baby, perform another physical exam, assess for jaundice, complete the first Newborn Metabolic Screen, and the Critical Congenital Heart Defect Screening . We will help & support breastfeeding, answer questions, and offer guidance, all in the comfort of your own home.