On the day of discharge, your provider will order any discharge medications that you need, and the pediatrician will help you make a plan for a follow-up office visit for your baby. You will be able to leave once your obstetrician and pediatrician have released both you and the baby. As long as you are medically cleared, we strive to have you prepared to go home by 11:00 am.
The Illinois Child Passenger Protection Law requires that every baby ride in a secure car seat. Remember to assemble your baby’s car seat and secure it in your car before you plan to bring your baby home. We encourage you to have the car seat checked* before the day of discharge to ensure proper and safe installation. Our staff is not responsible for the installation or instruction of car seat usage. For information on selecting and installing a car seat, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration*.
Once your care team has approved your discharge, your nurse will review final discharge instructions and paperwork with you, remove the newborn’s security band and walk you downstairs.