The Mother Baby Unit at Weed Army Community Hospital consists of:
- 5 Labor/Delivery/Recovery/Postpartum Suite
- 1 outpatient triage room
- 1 operating room suite
The unit has open visitation hours and Family members are welcome to remain in the birthing suite during the delivery of the infant, as the mother desires. WACH averages 15-25 deliveries and 75-100 outpatient visits per month. We have a friendly staff of physicians, midwives, and nurses who are committed to bringing you and your family excellent care.
Policies and Procedures
The L&D policies and procedures are in compliance with the following regulatory guidance:
- The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
- Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
About your stay on the Mother-Baby Unit
After 20 weeks gestation, you may report to the birthing unit for evaluation, treatment, or monitoring. Your healthcare provider will discuss and review with you a plan of care at the time of admission so you and your Family understand why you are being admitted.
Your stay will vary in length based on you and your baby’s healthcare needs. On average you and your baby with stay for 1 to 2 days after delivery before being discharged home.
While on the unit, a nurse will be assigned and dedicated to you and your needs throughout your entire delivery. Your nurse will assist with providing your medical care, support you during your labor, delivery, recovery, and during your postpartum period. The team will answer your questions, encourage you and act as your advocate.
We do not have restricted visiting hours; however we want your stay to be a supportive, low stress environment with decreased stimulation to facilitate your birthing process.
We highly encourage you to have supporters with you during your labor and delivery including of course the father of the baby. Children are allowed but it is mandatory that an additional adult be present to care for children present.
Family and friends who are ill should discuss their presence with the nurse to determine if it is safe for them to be present on the unit.
What to Bring
We provide most everything you will need during your stay.
Some suggested comfort items you may want to bring include:
- Cell phone, tablet, laptop (at this time the birthing unit does have Wi-Fi)
- Camera (recording is not allowed)
- Favorite pillow (for both mom and dad)
- Lollipops/hard candy
- Lip balm
- Personal hygiene items and other personal comfort items you desire to bring
- Clothes for you and baby to use at discharge
- Car seat to be checked by staff
Family and friends who will be providing support are encouraged to dress for comfort and to pack a lunch with snacks.