After the Delivery

Once your baby is born, you’ll be returned to the same labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum (LDRP) room where you spent the first part of your stay — so you don’t have to worry about relocating to a new room or moving any of your belongings. And, because we understand how important skin-to-skin contact is between mom and baby (and mom and dad!), we’ll reunite you with your new family member as soon as possible.

As long as there are no medical needs that need to be addressed, your baby will “room in” with you for the remainder of your stay and will even be bathed and examined in your room.

If your baby does need any special medical attention during or after birth, he or she will receive expert, one-on-one care by the highly trained members of our Level II neonatal intensive care nursery. Once admitted to the Special Care nursery, some babies may only be there for an hour or two, while others may need to stay longer. If your baby needs to stay longer, we have designated family rooms on-site where you’ll be able to stay.

Breastfeeding Support

During your time together at the hospital, we strongly encourage you to begin breastfeeding — as soon as you and your baby are ready and able. We are proud to be designated as one of seven “Baby-Friendly” birthing centers in the state of Connecticut by Baby-Friendly USA for our commitment to providing unparalleled care for breastfeeding moms and their babies. Our staff includes internationally board certified lactation consultants — and all of our nurses are specially trained to help new moms work through any difficulties they may experience with breastfeeding. We also encourage you to connect with other moms for additional breastfeeding tips and advice through our Breastfeeding Support Group on Facebook.

If you choose to take advantage of them, our Pregnancy & Birth Center also offers the following breast pumps for rental or purchase:

Freestyle® Breastpump (for purchase only)

Features and Benefits:

  • True pumping mobility with hands-free option
  • Rechargeable battery and ultra-lightweight motor (optional 12V vehicle lighter adapter available)
  • Easy interaction with digital display, memory, timer and backlight
  • More milk in less time with 2-Phase Expression® technology when pumping at Maximum Comfort Vacuum™
  • Everything mom needs in a convenient bag — perfect for active moms
  • Use hands-free with most top-flap nursing bras, including Medela nursing bras and camisoles (visit www.medelaintimateapparel.com)
  • Double pumping kit features SoftFit™ breastshields for massaging comfort
  • All parts that come into contact with breastmilk are BPA/DEHP Free
  • IMPORTANT: This product is a single user item. Use by more than one user may pose health risk or performance questions and voids the warranty.

Includes:

  • Attractive tote bag
  • Hands-Free Kit
  • 2 replacement bra adapters — universal
  • 2 replacement bra adapters — hook and eye
  • Support belt & extension
  • 2 - 24 mm SoftFit™ breastshields
  • Breastshield Spare Parts Kit (2 breastshield bodies; 2 membranes; 2 back caps)
  • 1 set of tubing
  • 4 - 5 oz breastmilk bottles, lids and travel cap
  • Wide base slow flow nipple
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Power cord and charger
  • Contoured ice pack
  • Removable cooler carrier
  • Instructions and quick start card
  • Breastfeeding information guide

Pump In Style® Advanced The Metro Bag (for purchase only)

Features and Benefits:

  • Adjustable speed/vacuum dial lets you choose the most comfortable setting
  • Removable PVC-free cooler bag with contoured ice pack keeps milk cool for up to 12 hours
  • Battery pack powered by 8 AA batteries (sold separately) lets mom pump anywhere, anytime (optional 9V vehicle lighter adapter available)
  • More milk in less time with 2-Phase Expression® technology when pumping at Maximum Comfort Vacuum™
  • Multi-purpose PVC-free microfiber messenger bag with removable pump motor for pumping and transport flexibility
  • Double pumping kit features SoftFit™ breastshields for massaging comfort
  • Sturdy work surface and mesh bag are perfect for on-the-go pumping
  • All parts that come into contact with breastmilk are BPA-free
  • IMPORTANT: This product is a single user item. Use by more than one user may pose health risk or performance questions and voids the warranty.

Symphony® Breastpump Plus (for rental)

Features and Benefits:

  • 2-Phase Expression Pumping
  • Long-term daily use
  • Electric or battery powered
  • Double or single pump
  • Multi-user with personal double pumping system
  • All parts that come into contact with breastmilk are BPA/DEHP Free

 

Prenatal and Postnatal Education and Classes

Being a new mom or dad can be a little overwhelming, but we want to make sure you have all the tools, advice and information you need to leave our hospital knowing that you can be a great parent for all the years to come. During your stay at our Pregnancy & Birth Center, you’ll have a wealth of helpful information right at your fingertips, because all of our rooms have TVs that allow you to access on-demand content.

We’re also proud to offer a wide range of events, classes and support groups to help you prepare for being a parent. You can view the full list here, but here are a few that may be of particular interest for new moms.

28 Crescent Street
Middletown, CT 06457


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