What Happens Moments After Your Baby Is BornTo help you take full advantage of the Golden Hour following birth, a nurse will clean and dry your newborn immediately after your baby is delivered. The nurse will then place your baby on your chest so that the two of you have skin-to-skin, belly-to-belly contact. This is also known as kangaroo care. After covering you with warm blankets, the nurse will let you and your baby bask in one another’s company. During this time, your infant will also find their way to your breast to nurse for the first time. Our lactation specialists at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital can offer you guidance about this process before, during, and after your first nursing sessions.
How the Pandemic Has Promoted Privacy
While being surrounded by loved ones after you give birth is wonderful, the delivery room has focused on safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. To protect the health of families, physicians, and other hospital staff, we are currently allowing two visitors in the delivery room—your significant other plus one support person. After delivery the support person will follow our current visitor policy guidelines. These guidelines allow for one visitor (in addition to your significant other) between the hours of 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. While this might not be your ideal situation, you may enjoy the quiet time with your little family and the opportunity to get some much-needed rest.
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