Be sure to discuss the following room options with your obstetrical (OB) health care provider well in advance of your due date. We promise you will be with your baby most of the time, unless your doctor feels that your baby needs to be observed closely in the newborn nursery or neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Regardless of the room in which you are admitted, we support and encourage breastfeeding within one hour after birth, rooming-in with your baby and breastfeeding on demand.
Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Postpartum (LDRP) Rooms allow you to stay in the same room throughout the entire birthing process, until you are discharged home. Your baby will stay in your room with you. One nurse cares for both mother and baby. These rooms are planned for a 24- to 48-hour stay after delivery. They are best for low-risk mothers in labor at term with no anticipated problems. If you need a C-section you will be moved to another side of Labor and Delivery and will stay on 1 West after delivery.
Labor, Delivery, Recovery (LDR) Rooms allow you to labor, deliver and recover in the same room. These rooms are for women who do not meet the criteria for LDRPs, do not desire LDRP, or whose baby will need care in the newborn nursery or NICU. For example, a patient who is less than 37 weeks gestation may deliver in a LDR room. After your one-to two-hour recovery time, you will be transferred to a postpartum room on 1 West for the remainder of your stay. Your baby will be able to stay in the postpartum room with you. Babies in the NICU need close observation by the medical team and will not be able to stay in the mother's room.
Labor Rooms are available for mothers to labor or recover from a cesarean section. It is also designed for mothers with a scheduled cesarean section or who are being observed for medical problems such as preterm labor or pre-eclampsia. When it is time for the baby to be born, you will be moved to a delivery/operating room and will recover in Labor and Delivery. After recovery, you will move to a postpartum room on Mother/Baby, where you will stay until you go home.