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.
Schedule a Tour
Before you visit, we encourage you to get to know more about Kaweah Delta’s
Family Birth Center by taking a free tour. No appointment is necessary,
please call (559) 624-2265 to obtain a list of upcoming dates for tours
starting at the
Family Birth Center lobby on 2 East.
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 hospital.
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. 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.
Professional photography 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.