Your stay will be dependent on you and your infant's unique needs. Most parents and newborns stay two nights for a vaginal delivery and three nights for a C-section.
No two deliveries are alike. However, the national average for most women experiencing labor is 12 to 24 hours.
Your provider will make recommendations with your safety and well-being in mind. A running IV is not required, but a locked, intravenous catheter is the national recommendation for safety for laboring women. An IV may be necessary for epidural anesthetics, antibiotics, certain pain medications and treating dehydration.
Every new mother can have one guest stay overnight. Visitors are welcome during visiting hours, which are daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. With COVID-19, we are allowing each mom to have two visitors present at a time. Visitors may switch throughout the stay. These guidelines are in place to decrease the risk of exposure and ensure all of our families feel safe and secure.
At Mountain View Hospital, we are a rooming-in facility. The nursing staff will provide a crib for your baby that will be situated next to your bed. Most of your baby’s exams and procedures will be done right in your room! Studies have shown that rooming-in supports infant-maternal bonding, infant feeding and allows you to learn your infant’s cues. There may be times when the baby may need to go to the nursery for the infant’s or mother’s needs.