Maternity Services
 

We’re excited to help you welcome the newest addition to your family. This is a very special time, and our staff is dedicated to making sure you have an excellent experience and help create lasting memories for you and your family. 

Bonding with your baby

Your baby’s first hours are an important part of the bonding process and you are encouraged to reserve this time for the bonding experience. Nursing staff will assist you in providing skin-to-skin contact and feeding your infant. Staff will give the first bath once skin-to-skin bonding and the first feeding have taken place. Newborn benefits of skin-to-skin contact include:

  • Temperature stabilization
  • Increases mother baby bonding
  • Helps to regulate blood sugars
  • Increases initiation of breastfeeding
  • Provides uninterrupted rest for mother and baby

Rooming-in

We encourage infants to remain in the mothers rooms 24 hours a day. This is called “rooming-in”. Partners are encouraged to stay overnight to participate in caring for your baby. This time provides opportunities for new parents to ask questions and receive hands on education from staff. Benefits of rooming-in include:

  • Promotes bonding with you and your baby
  • Consistent feeding schedules
  • Uninterrupted rest for mother and baby
  • Increased opportunities to learn hunger cues from baby
  • Increases successful breastfeeding
  • Allows more opportunity for skin-to-skin time

Caesarean delivery

Nurses are at the bedside after caesarean deliveries to ensure that time is made for breastfeeding and skin-to-skin bonding as soon as possible. Caesarean deliveries are also attended by a neonatal intensive care nurse and respiratory therapist to begin immediate specialized care, should your baby need it. 

Breastfeeding support

Our staff members support breastfeeding because of the health benefits for you and your baby. Our certified lactation specialists and maternity nurses can provide you with assistance and guidance whenever you and your baby need it. We also offer breastfeeding classes for expectant mothers as well as continued support after discharge from the hospital through our monthly Breastfeeding Support Group.

safety & security

Our security measures and monitoring systems are designed to help keep your baby safe during your hospital stay. Special identification badges are worn by our maternity staff so you can easily recognize who is authorized to help care for your baby.

Safe Sleep

Infant safe sleep practices are a priority at Maury Regional Medical Center. We follow best practice recommendations set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics to help protect against sleep-related infant deaths (SIDS). You will receive education regarding these practices and be instructed on safe sleep practices to use once you are home.

Lullaby Chimes

At Maury Regional Medical Center, we know that bringing a new life into this world is a precious and amazing miracle. Each time a baby is born, we celebrate by playing the lullaby chimes throughout the hospital for everyone to hear. Hearing the lullaby chimes over the loudspeaker seems to put a smile on everyone’s face knowing a new little one has just entered the world.

Pediatric Audiology

Our team is committed to early identification and treatment of hearing loss in our community. Our program follows the guidelines established by the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH). A hearing screen will be conducted on your newborn before discharge. If a repeat test is needed, it will be discussed and scheduled before you leave the hospital. Services include:

  • Inpatient and outpatient hearing evaluations
  • Frequency-specific Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing
  • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE)