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Maternity Tour - Page 4

Newborn Care

  • Once you have recovered from delivery you and your baby will be transferred to a post-partum room
  • To promote bonding between the mother and infant, your baby will “room in” with you during your post-partum stay

Identification

  • To ensure your baby’s safety, identification bands must remain on your baby during your hospital stay
  • ID bands will be removed by your nurse at the time of discharge

Staff Identification

  • Always verify that your nurse is wearing a pink Good Samaritan photo ID badge
  • Only doctors and nurses that have a pink badge are allowed to move your baby out of your room

Neonatal-Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

  • Our NICU is equipped to care for babies with special needs.
  • Specially trained neonatal health care team on staff 24 hours a day to care for your baby.
  • Parents are welcome to visit the NICU except during the hours of 7:00 a.m.- 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Discharge

  • The exact discharge date for the mother will be determined by your delivering physician.
  • Moms and babies will be discharged through the main lobby.
  • Under California law, your baby must always travel in a federally approved car seat.  Please install the car seat in your vehicle before being discharged from the hospital.
  • Know and understand how to correctly install the car seat as well as how to appropriately secure your baby in its car seat.
  • For more information on car seat safety, please visit: http://www.carseat.org

Necessary Items

  • During your hospital stay you willl be provided with toiletries, feminine hygiene products and diapers.
  • Bring comfortable clothes for yourself, two for and your baby, and a blanket for discharge.  Keep valuable objects such as money and jewelry at home

Prenatal Classes

  • The childbirth services department at Good Samaritan Hospital offers several classes to aid you in your transition to parenthood: 
    - Breastfeeding 
    - First experience/childbirth preparation 
    - Baby care
  • These classes are free of charge to patients delivering at Good Samaritan Hospital and are offered on designated weekends in English, Spanish, and Korean.
  • Hospital tours are offered throughout the month
  • To register for prenatal classes and tours call (213) 977-2547 or visit us at www.goodsam.org

This concludes the tour!

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