Plenty of words can be used to describe having a baby: exciting, anxious, wonderful, joyful, stressful. But if you had to describe the birth experience in one word, a good choice might simply be "family." After all, having a baby is all about adding to or creating a new family.
Shared Beginnings at Reid is a new program offered free to expectant mothers, fathers, and coaches who plan to deliver at Reid. To register for Shared Beginnings, click <HERE>Also, visit our Shared Beginnings Pregnancy Center, a complete source for being pregnant with resources and information to help you with this exciting time of life!
At Reid Hospital, our nurses and staff members work hard to make your birth experience a family affair. "Fathers and siblings also need time to bond with the new family member and become educated in the care of the newborn," said Kelly Witter, RN, MSN, Unit Director for Reid's Mother-Baby Care Unit. "It also helps the mother to have the support of her family and hopefully makes her stay with us more comfortable."
Our Mother-Baby Care Unit is designed to make you feel comfortable with our home-like labor/delivery/recovery rooms. All rooms are private and include a spa-like atmosphere to help bring a sense of calm while you wait for the arrival of your little one. We also have sleepers in each of our rooms so dads or support people can stay close by.
Reid is also equipped with a Level I Special Care Nursery. That means we are equipped to care for most babies who face problems at birth. Those requiring ventilator support or neonatal surgery will be transported to a Level III facility for more advanced care after they have been stabilized.
Lullaby, and good news!
Family members won't be the only ones celebrating when your little one finally arrives. Each time a baby is born at Reid, the family can announce their good news by playing a lullaby over the hospital sound system - spurring smiles and exclamations of "Ohhhh.. another baby!" from many Reid team members. "It's a fun thing for the family and a great reminder to everyone at Reid about one of the most wonderful aspects of our mission in healthcare: playing a role in one of life's sacred passages," said Reid President Craig Kinyon.
For more information or to schedule a tour of our Mother-Baby Care Center, please feel free to contact us or call (765) 983-3020.
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