After Baby Arrives
A baby’s birth can bring forth a range of emotions. We’re here to help you, your baby and your family enjoy this memorable occasion when new bonds are being formed. In fact, right after delivery, we arrange a two-hour bonding period in the birthing room. It’s a special time for you to be together as a family. Then, during the time you and your baby are in the hospital, we’ll be there to answer all your questions, listen to your concerns and help you gather strength as you prepare to return home.
Meet Your Mother/Baby Nurse
Once you have moved to your private postpartum suite, your mother/baby nursing team will care for you for the remainder of your stay. Our nurses forge strong relationships with their new families. This approach has helped us earn some of the highest patient satisfaction scores in the nation.*
Whether your baby stays with you in your room or in the nursery while you rest, it’s completely your choice. Your baby can be with you 24 hours each day, or you can choose to have your baby with you during the day, but in the nursery at night. Feel free to change your mind at any time.
All babies born at Delnor are given a hearing screening before they leave the hospital. If there are any concerns, the results are automatically sent to the baby's physician.
Lactation Services (Breastfeeding)
All of the NewLife Maternity nurses are able to assist you with breastfeeding support, providing the one-on-one attention many new moms need to get started successfully. If you need extra support or are having difficulties, your mother/baby nurse can arrange for our international board certified lactation consultants to get you the help you need.
We believe that being surrounded by family and friends at such a joyous occasion is only natural. We also know that being away from those you love even during a happy time can be stressful. Delnor supports a 24-hour visitation policy. You may have visitors any time of the day or night; whenever it suits you. You can also choose to limit your visitors; simply let your mother/baby nurse know your preference.
When you are admitted into NewLife, identification bands which include the infant identification number will be placed on both you and your support person’s wrists. Once your baby is born, two identification bands will be placed on your newborn’s ankles matching the number on you and your support person’s bands. In addition, your baby will receive an infant protection electronic tag that is designed to trigger an alarm if the baby is taken past the unit’s security doors.
Click on Baby's First Photo in the "Also in this Section" area to the right to read about Delnor's partnership with Bella Baby Photogaphy.
For your convenience, our birth registrar visits each new family to complete a legal birth certificate and request a Social Security number for your new baby while you are still in the hospital.
*According to Press, Ganey national patient satisfaction survey.