When it’s time to deliver your baby, you want an experienced, compassionate labor and delivery team at your side. In our department, we’re committed to helping you have a safe, healthy birth. Our department provides a 24/7 around the clock labor and delivery service with the service provided all days of the week and 24 hours a day. This service is provided free of charge and no payment will be requested.
Our staff understands that the first few hours after birth are an important time for you and your partner to begin bonding with your baby. That’s why our physicians and nurses do everything possible to make sure that your baby’s adjustment to life after birth is smooth and healthy.
After your baby’s umbilical cord is cut and clamped, you will have an immediate opportunity to hold your baby skin-to-skin. Skin-to-skin contact has been scientifically proven to help your baby adjust to the transition from your womb to the outside world. As your baby’s breathing, heartbeat, blood sugar and body temperature adjust, you will have the opportunity to initiate breastfeeding for the first time.
During this time, your nurse will administer tests and take measurements to provide the most comprehensive care to your newborn baby.
Some of your nurse’s activities may include:
- Assessing your baby’s transition to life after delivery
- Assigning an Apgar score, which is an assessment of your baby’s physical condition
- Weighing and measuring your baby
- Helping you initiate breastfeeding