Mothers are encouraged to room-in with their babies and partners are encouraged to stay overnight. Babies are admitted at the bedside and skin to skin contact and bonding are promoted. The nursery is available for care of babies experiencing difficulty transitioning to extra-uterine life and as a respite nursery. Our family centered philosophy encourages keeping mothers and babies together. We are a “Baby Friendly Hospital,” a designation awarded by the World Health Organization and UNICEF to hospitals that provide an optimal level of care for breastfeeding. Our nurses receive extensive education on breastfeeding and many are certified lactation counselors or consultants. In addition to medical and nursing care we value and provide patient and family education and psychosocial support for the transition to parenthood. Classes are available on the unit for new parents on breastfeeding, preparation for going home and baby care. For more information, please visit our site for new and expecting parents at nyubaby.org.
The Mother Baby Unit includes 36 beds and a Level 1 Nursery. The patient population consists of mothers recovering from both vaginal and Cesarean section deliveries and well newborns. We provide care for both high and low risk mothers and obstetric services include specialists in Maternal Fetal Medicine. The average yearly delivery rate is approximately 4,500.
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Nurse Manager: Karen Goodman RN, MA, IBCLC, LCCE
Assistant Nurse Managers Nights: Gladys Vallespir Ellet, MA, RN, CLC, LCCE; Pat Lindsey, MA, RN, IBCLC