The birth of your child is important to all members of your family. We allow two people to join you in the delivery room. We are excited to invite all other family and friends to your room after the delivery.
Your baby will be staying with you in your room for the duration of your stay. This allows you and your family to learn and understand your baby’s needs. We believe that this is the best way for you and your baby to get to know each other during your stay and it gives us every opportunity to care for, support and teach you as a family.
Baby Friendly Designated by the World Health Organization and UNICEF
Signature Healthcare is internationally recognized as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility from Baby-Friendly USA.
Baby-Friendly USA, Inc is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (“BFHI”), a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. While there are more than 20,000 designated Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers worldwide; as of December 2018, there were only 530 active Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers in the United States.
We provide breastfeeding education to you and your family prenatally, during your hospital stay, and continue after discharge with our weekly Breastfeeding Support Group and Lactation Consultant appointments as needed. We want you to feel trust in the process, and confident in your strength and abilities!
We support placing your baby immediately skin to skin after delivery. We call this the “Golden Hour” where you and your baby finally meet each other and spend time together uninterrupted.
You will be encouraged to stay together with your baby during your hospital stay (rooming-in) to continue getting to know your baby while getting ongoing support and education from the skilled and caring nursing staff.
We are excited to be recognized for offering the highest quality of maternity care to our patients. Our wonderful staff is looking forward to providing excellent individualized care to every mother and infant who come to Signature Healthcare.