At UPMC Magee-Womens in Central Pa., you and your family are our top priorities. From the moment you arrive to give birth, you can count on our physicians, nurses, specialists and educators to provide the region's best family-centered care.
Labor and delivery services are provided by our caring staff in our comfortable, state-of-the-art birthing suites at UPMC Magee-Womens. Our staff will work with you to create a customized birthing experience that meets your wants and needs. From developing a birth plan to involving you in the care of your newborn, we will support your growing family every step of the way.
The staff at UPMC Magee-Womens in Central Pa. understand that the first few hours after birth are an important time for you and your partner to begin bonding with your baby. That's why our physicians and nurses do everything possible to make sure that your baby's adjustment to life after birth is smooth and healthy.
After your baby's umbilical cord is cut and clamped, you will have an immediate opportunity to hold your baby skin-to-skin. Skin-to-skin contact has been scientifically proven to help your baby adjust to the transition from your womb to the outside world. As your baby's breathing, heartbeat, blood sugar and body temperature adjust, you will have the opportunity to provide lots of snuggles and initiate breastfeeding for the first time.
During this time, your nurse will administer tests and take measurements to provide the most comprehensive care to your newborn baby.
Some of your nurse's activities may include:
We believe that your participation in your baby's care in the hospital is the best way to encourage bonding, build parenting confidence and learn proper infant care techniques. We recommend as much skin-to-skin contact with your baby as possible during rest, feeding and assessments.
To achieve our goal of providing baby-friendly, family-centered care, UPMC in Central Pa. encourages the practice of "rooming-in," meaning that your baby will be with you in your hospital room during most of your hospital stay. Whenever possible, newborn care services will be provided in your hospital room, including:
To make rooming-in (PDF) a wonderful experience for your entire family and to allow you to get the rest you need, you may want to consider the following suggestions:
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