The birth of a new baby to your loved one is an exciting time! Please remember that for the new mother, this is also an exhausting time. Consideration is encouraged in visiting new mothers because of their need for rest and establishing baby feeding. Visitor guidelines are outlined here.
Who Can Visit and When
We encourage baby's siblings to come for a visit at any time, but they are unable to stay overnight. Please be aware that there is quiet time on the unit between 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Other visitors, 12 years of age and older, are welcome to visit between 2:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
This will help the new mom and her baby to properly rest and recover after delivery. If there are large groups, you may want to gather outside the unit out of respect for other families on the unit and take turns visiting the new baby and his/her mom.
It is everyone's job to clean their hands. Remember to clean your hands and tell other visitors to clean their hands as well.
If you are sick, please do not visit. Wait until you are recovered to see baby and mom. Anyone who is suffering from an infectious illness (such as a respiratory infection, tuberculosis, German measles, chicken pox or a skin infection) must not visit new moms and babies.
Flowers and Gifts
Flowers and gifts are greatly appreciated by new parents; however, please remember that each gift the new mom and baby receive is another item that they must carry with them when it is time to go home. It is best to wait to give gifts until after mom and baby are home.
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