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
It's the perfect setting for you and your loved ones to sit back, relax and enjoy your new bundle of joy.
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 your perinatal nurse cares for you and your newborn(s) in your room. We encourage you to "room-in" with your newborn, which means keeping your baby in your room with you.
This will allow you to:
- Breastfeed often and as baby needs
- Continue skin to skin to get to know your newborn's needs
- Observe all cares from nursing and medical exams and ask questions
- Practice infant cares before you go home
- Receive education and support as you need it
One of our perinatal nurses is always available to help whenever you need assistance or have questions.
Mother-baby care is a time to rest and relax. We will be coordinating your care with your needs for medication, food and sleep to allow you time to bond with your new family. Our perinatal nurses will still be checking on you and your infant about every hour during the day to see if you have any needs or questions. During the night, we will continue to check on you and your newborn, but it will be coordinated with cares and medication to avoid disturbing your precious sleep time.
Your support person can stay the night with you and your newborn in your room if you desire. We provide specially designed convertible sleep benches or couches just for your overnight guests. Your guests are able to order guest tray meals and dine with you for a nominal fee.