Mother-Baby Unit (Acequia Wing)
Patients will be transferred to
the Mother-Baby unit approximately two hours after the birth of a new
baby. At that point, family and friends will be allowed to come and
visit, and should enter through the Acequia Wing entrance. Visiting hours
are from 8am to 9pm.One designated person, over the age of 18, is encouraged
to stay overnight with the patient. The front doors of the Acequia Wing
are locked after 9 pm; after that time, visitors can enter through the
Emergency Room. Only the designated support person with a special visitor
armband will be allowed after 9pm.
One designated person, over the
age of 18, is encouraged to stay overnight with the patient. Siblings of
the new baby are welcome to visit during visiting hours. During the flu
season, October 1st through March 31st, visitors under the age of 13 who are
not siblings of the new baby are not allowed. Visitors who are ill are
not allowed to visit the new baby at any time of the year.
A Celebration meal is prepared
for the new parents during their stay. In addition, the patient’s support
person may purchase guest meal trays to be delivered to the room at the same
time as the patient’s. Breakfast trays may be purchased for $3.00, lunch
trays for $5.00, and dinner trays for $7.00. Simply see the cashier in
the cafeteria to make these purchases once the patient is admitted to the
Kaweah Delta recognizes and
agrees with all Mother and Baby organizations that Breastfeeding for at least
the first six months of life provides the greatest health benefits for both
mother and baby. We are dedicated in providing support and education for
any mother who feels she needs this information. We can provide these
services before the birth of your baby, while in the hospital, and even after
you go home through our Lactation services and Nursery Nook.
We believe that every baby deserves every chance to start life in such a way to
provide the best environment for a long healthy life. We are Brain
Friendly, Every Baby, Every Time. To help babies transition into life
outside of the womb, we follow up-to-date research which includes skin to skin
contact and delayed bathing.
services are available through Blue Daisy Baby Photography. View
the packages available HERE and view our Online Nursery HERE.
Special care is given by our staff to educate new parents about taking
care of their new baby. Parents will be instructed and provided materials
to assure they feel comfortable caring for their baby prior to discharge.