Newborn Nursery

After spending time bonding in your labor and delivery room, your baby—along with your partner, if you choose—will go to the Newborn Nursery in case they may need a procedure or would need assistance. 

To make sure your baby's transition to newborn life is going well, a visit to the Newborn Nursery includes:

  • Height and weight measurement
  • A vitamin K injection
  • Baby’s first bath
  • Any necessary blood tests

Babies may also visit the Newborn Nursery for:

  • Circumcisions, upon request
  • Jaundice treatment under the bilirubin lights

Should your baby require special medical attention, our nationally-recognized Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is close by.

Couplet Care

If there are no medical issues, we encourage you and your baby to participate in Couplet Care, in which your baby stays at your bedside in the Maternity Unit . You always have the option of placing your baby in our Newborn Nursery for all or part of your stay. You are also welcome to change your choice of Couplet Care or Newborn Nursery care at any time.