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Mother-Baby Nursing Care

Consistent with our family centered approach, we provide a type of nursing care called "mother-baby" care. This special approach means that the same nurse, skilled in the care of both mothers and infants, will care for you and your baby.

With mother-baby nursing, the nurse cares for the family according to their needs. You and the nurse may decide to keep your baby in your room throughout your entire stay and/or send baby to the nursery for portions of your stay. This type of care is flexible and focused on what is best for both baby and mother. The nurse is available to educate and support new parents, which is an important part of each family's care during their stay.

In an effort to protect our patients, those wishing to visit patients of Altru's Family Birthing Center must obtain a daily visitor code from the patient/parent.

Cheers To Mommyhood

Have you heard? Labor is hard work. At Altru, we like to help new parents celebrate this achievement.

When you move to your post-labor room, you'll find a celebratory treat waiting for you, including:
  • a cupcake for two
  • sparkling cider
  • a cosmetics bag
  • and more
It's the perfect setting for you and your loved ones to sit back, relax and enjoy your new bundle of joy.

Going Home

Altru's Family Birthing Center is honored to be a part of your birth experience and is equally excited to watch your new family flourish at home.

Your length of stay depends on several factors and will be a decision between you and your physician. During your stay, we will provide items necessary for the care of your baby (diapers, wipes, soap, clothing and formula if needed). Upon discharge, you will need to provide a going-home outfit and appropriate car seat for your baby.

Continuous Communication

Going home with your new baby is an exciting time. It can also be a time filled with anxiety, questions and uncertainty. Altru's Family Birthing Center will continue to equip you with knowledge to care for your new family.

Care Coordinators

During your first few days at home, one of our care coordinators will contact you. The care coordinator will answer any questions or will refer you to an appropriate resource.

Altru eNews

After your baby is born, we'd like to continue to provide you with convenient and applicable information for your new family.

Delivered directly to your email inbox, you will receive timely information on infant and family health and wellness topics, tips, events and community offerings related to your new stage of life.

To sign up to receive information on your family's health, select the Community Events and Information eNewsletter from our Altru eNews subscription list.

Classes

Altru's Family Birthing Center partners with several agencies and instructors to offer you the most comprehensive information on childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and family dynamics. Participation in the following community education classes is recommended.

  • Baby Care Basics
  • Sibling Preparation
  • Breastfeeding Information
  • Boot Camp for New Dads
  • Mommy Care Basics
  • Child Passenger Safety Made Simple
  • Heartsaver CPR Infant & Child/Adult

View our events calendar for available classes.