Are there breastfeeding consultants available?
We have three International Board Certified Lactation Consultants available to help with your breastfeeding concerns.
Can my baby stay in the room with me?
Yes, we encourage mothers to keep their babies with them. This is known as rooming in. This allows more time for bonding with your infant and gives you the opportunity to think of questions about your baby before being discharged from the hospital. We also offer a designated time between 12:00pm and 2:00pm to allow you quiet time with your baby.
Can my family and other children visit me?
Family and friends are allowed to visit, but for the safety and well-being of our moms and babies, we ask that you limit the number of visitors to 5 adults. Hospital visiting hours are from 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
How long will my hospital stay last?
Mothers who deliver vaginally and do not suffer complications usually go home about 48 hours after delivery. Mothers who deliver by Cesarean (c-section) or who have complicated vaginal birth can expect to go home about 72 hours after delivery. Your physician will help determine your length of stay.
How many babies does the hospital deliver each year?
Our experienced staff delivers approximately 3,000 babies each year.
How many labor and delivery rooms are available?
Our labor and delivery unit has 15 beds for labor, delivery, and recovery. We also have two operating room suites.
How may beds does the mother/ baby unit have?
The mother/baby unit is a 42 bed unit that is designed for gynecological and obstetrical patients and well babies.
What is Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a 30 bed Level IIl unit that cares for premature, sick, and ventilator dependent infants. Working together, our doctors, registered nurses, neonatal nurse practitioners, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, lactation consultants, and maternal child assistants ensure the health and well-being of babies while providing emotional support to parents, and families.
What is RSV?
Respiratory Syncytial Virus is a virus that causes infection in the upper and lower respiratory tract. Children with heart or lung diseases and without developed immune systems (such as premature babies) are at increased risk of developing severe infections and complications
What types of complications does your delivery staff care for?
Our nursing staff is experienced in caring for a wide range of pregnancy complications such as diabetes, pregnancy induced hypertension, premature labor, and premature rupture of membranes. Our team of perinatologists, registered nurses, nutritionists, social workers, and others focus on providing personalized care for both the low risk and high risk pregnancies.
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West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency or sex, including discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, sex stereotyping or pregnancy in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by WTH directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which WTH arranges to carry out its programs and activities.
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