Once you arrive on the eighth floor Labor and Delivery Unit, you and your coach will be welcomed and asked a few questions to help determine the best room for you. If you have a birth plan, or require special accommodations, please let our staff know at this time. Our home-like, spacious birthing suites, where you’ll labor, deliver and recover, will provide you, your baby and family with the most reassuring atmosphere. During labor you’ll have access to round-the-clock pain management, private bathrooms and use of a whirlpool tub or shower, if appropriate.
Unless a medical problem makes it impossible, your baby will stay in your room at all times with a nurse caring for both of you. This philosophy promotes attachment within the new family. It also provides you with the opportunity to ask your nurse questions, so you have the knowledge and confidence to care for your new baby. Crouse Hospital also offers complimentary 24-hour viewing of the “Newborn Channel,” which shows educational programs, in English and Spanish, on the TV at every bedside.
Our state-of-the-art surgical suites are also equipped for cesarean sections, if this procedure is necessary. Once you’ve recovered, you and your baby will be transferred to our Mother-Baby Unit.