What to Expect After Delivery
Expect to spend about two hours in your Labor and Delivery Unit room after delivery. Your nurse will be with you during this time to care for you and your baby, checking vital signs, evaluating bleeding, assisting with pain management and administering any medications. You and an identified support person will be given ID bands that match those placed on the baby’s ankles.
As long as your baby is healthy and well, they will stay in the room with you during this time. All patients are encouraged and assisted to do skin-to-skin bonding with their newborns right after birth. If you wish to breastfeed, your nurse will help you start breastfeeding within the first hour after delivery.
You can expect your nurse to check you often during this time. Once you are recovered and ready, you will be transferred to the mother-baby unit (Postpartum Unit) on a different floor.