Our rooms are designed to provide you with a comfortable environment to meet your baby, and our Labor & Delivery and Postpartum Nurses are trained to care for you before, during, and after giving birth.
Our Nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care Nurses are highly skilled and experienced in the latest techniques to care for your baby.
In addition, our comprehensive fetal monitoring system allows Nurses and other healthcare professionals to care for you with minimal interruptions to your rest.
My Birth Experience
Our rooms are designed to provide you with a comfortable environment to meet your baby, and our Labor & Delivery and Postpartum Nurses are trained to care for you before, during, and after giving birth. Our Nurses are highly skilled and experienced in the latest techniques to care for your baby.
Having a baby is hard work. Some women experience more pain than others. We want to make you as comfortable as possible in every stage. Tell us how much assistance you need. You may require little or no pain medication, but we have an in-house pharmacy to provide any level of support you may need any time of the day or night.
Very little is more precious than the first moments you spend with your baby. We want you to have all the time you need. We understand you’ve been through a lot, too, so our Nursery staff is available when you need a little “me” time for a shower, a bite to eat, or just to rest.
The special connection between you and your baby begins long before birth. Skin-to-Skin bonding for at least one hour immediately after birth enhances that connection and offers many benefits to both you and your baby. Garden Park Medical Center, a proven leader in obstetrical and pediatric services for more than 40 years, continues its long-standing tradition of making your initial face-to-face meeting memorable with services like Skin-to-Skin bonding.
What is Skin-to-Skin? It’s a special way for you to hold your baby immediately after birth. Your baby, wearing only a diaper and a hat, is placed directly on your chest and covered with two receiving blankets for at least an hour. You and your significant other are encouraged to enjoy this experience as often as desired while in the hospital and once you return home.
- Keeps your baby warm being “skin-to-skin” with you.
- Your baby will hear your voice and heartbeat, helping to calm the baby.
- Paces heart rate and breathing.
- Increases your confidence as a mom.
- Provides the time you need to get to know your baby.
- Decreases the risk of infection. Your baby will not become ill as often during the first six months.
- Baby cries less.
- Speeds up your recovery time after child birth.
- Enhances breastfeeding success. Your baby may take the first feeding of mother’s milk, the best care, during this special time. You will produce more breast milk.
- Feeding on demand increases, resulting in better weight gain and stable blood sugar for your baby.
- Your baby will feel less pain when held skin-to-skin for shots and other stressful events.
- Stimulates your baby’s brain development.
- Your baby transitions from being inside of you to the outside world more easily by being close to you, hearing your heartbeat and your voice, and feeling your touch.
So, let’s get started! Let your caregiver in the delivery room know you are interested in skin-to-skin bonding, also called Kangaroo Care. Understand, there may be medical reasons why your baby is unable to participate in skin-to-skin bonding immediately after birth. Your caregiver will review these with you.
Your work is done. Baby is here! It’s time to celebrate!
We are honored to prepare a fresh, hot and delicious steak dinner for you and a guest of your choice to celebrate the birth of your baby. Inquire with your Nurse for more details.
Enjoy this complimentary Celebration for Two dinner and rest. You’ve certainly earned it!
We want you to have all the time you need to capture and cherish these moments with those closest to you. Visitation hours are observed daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
You and your baby need to have some alone time to foster that special bond and get some rest. It’s okay to set guidelines and let your Nurse know when you need some “me” time or a few moments alone with your baby.
Also, we made accommodations for one adult to stay in the room with you overnight. However, in an effort to reduce noise and increase the comfort of all our guests, children under age 12 are not allowed to spend the night.
We have taken many steps to protect you and your baby. However, if you have concerns, please ask. Your Nurse is prepared to answer any questions you may have about the comprehensive and progressive infant security system in place at Garden Park Medical Center.
We have an advanced security system in place to keep you, your baby, and your belongings secured. However, please leave large amounts of money and jewelry at home or arrange to have them brought home from the hospital by a trusted family member. Do not leave cameras, video equipment, and cell phones unattended. Garden Park Medical Center is not responsible for the loss of or damage to personal items.
Each patient room includes a telephone with free local calls.