At Livingston Regional Hospital, we believe that childbirth is a family experience. We make accommodations to be sure the friends and family you'd like to be there can share in the experience. We also offer Prenatal classes.
Our birthing unit provides expectant families with home like accommodations. We offer state of the art labor/delivery/recovery suites combined with beautifully decorated upscale furnishings, including sleeping accommodations for the father with DVD/ VCR and a rocker to lull your baby to sleep for the first time.
Remember that labor can be very overwhelming and emotional, and to provide the safest delivery it is best to limit visitors to only those there to provide support. We ask that you choose only two individuals to be present in the actual delivery.
The Women's Center permits 24-hour visitation for your primary support people. All other visitors should follow the hospital visitation policy. Your new baby's siblings may visit with an adult. Please let your family know that no other children under 14 years old are allowed in the Women’s Center during Flu season. This includes babies being held and in strollers. Anyone sick or recently exposed (within the past three weeks) to an infectious disease (such as chicken pox) should not visit the Birthing Center. No one should hold your baby if they have a fever blister.
There is limited space, so we ask that only one support person be by your side.
No more than 3 visitors are allowed at a time. The staff may request that fewer visitors stay, depending on the conditions of your baby. Visitors also may be asked to step out if you'd like them to or to provide care. Visitors are not permitted in the room during the epidural procedure.
One to two visitors may be present at the time of your baby's birth.
You will need some time to physically and emotionally recover from labor and delivery. Following your baby's birth, you will be able to be together to bond and get to know each other. We call this “Kangaroo Care.” Your baby will then go to the Nursery to be measured and weighed. After your doctor completes your care following delivery and your baby has been examined and foot printed (for security purposes), your support person will be able to hold your baby. You will then go through the recovery period of your birth for an hour or two; your nurse will check on you during your recovery. You will be staying in the LDRP (Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum) birthing room where your family and friends can visit with you.