After your baby is born, you will be transferred to Mother/Baby to rest,
recover and bond with your newborn. We know that moms and babies are happiest
when they are together that’s why place a high importance on things
that moms and babies love, like skin-to-skin, lots of time to bond and
limited interruptions. Our secure, comfortable Mother/Baby unit allows
you to bond with your baby while being helped and cared for by the Mother/Baby
nursing staff. We also offer lactation consultants that can help answer your
breast or bottle feeding questions.
During your hospital stay, your baby will receive a newborn hearing test,
and we will give you the needed forms so you can order your baby’s
birth certificate and social security card. You will receive a souvenir
hospital birth record from us to commemorate the birth.
General visiting hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Siblings are always welcome, but other children under the age of 12 are
not permitted. For the safety and comfort of our patients, only 2 visitors
are allowed in the room at one time (significant other, grandparents and
siblings are not considered visitors). Grandparents and siblings may visit
between the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Father of baby or significant other
may visit at any time.
For Mother/Baby, patients may choose one care partner to spend the night.
Visitors will obtain a visitor pass at the front desk. If someone is in
a room without a visitor sticker, please ask them to obtain one. Patient
care partner and grandparent badges will be given out by staff.
Winchester Medical Center - NICU
Parents or banded support individuals are welcome in the NICU at any time.
Grandparents and visitors age 13 and up are welcome 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Siblings
of at least three years of age and up are also welcome to visit. Please
speak with your baby’s nurse to arrange sibling visits.