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Baby Care Services

We're here to make life with your newborn a smooth transition

As your newborn makes the transition from womb to world, you will be experiencing some on-the-job training as a new parent. Don’t worry about a thing. At Bryan, we offer advanced medical care and experienced nurses who are happy to help you care for your baby around the clock. They’re also available to answer any questions you have at any point during your stay.

Your baby’s health care plan:

  • A nurse will examine your baby soon after birth
  • Your baby’s doctor will arrive to perform a complete check-up within 24 hours and will examine your baby each day she or he is in the hospital
  • Plan to room-in with your newborn
  • There is a secure nursery always available when you are in need of rest
  • Your baby’s vital signs will be taken periodically during your stay
  • Your mother-baby nurses will complete all state required newborn screening and testing during your stay
  • If you are having your baby boy circumcised, please discuss this with your baby’s doctor
  • You will receive a list of warning signs when you leave the hospital that would require a call to your baby’s doctor
  • If your baby is premature or has certain health problems, she or he might spend time in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Our advanced neonatal team will create a specific care plan with your for your baby. We also provide continued care for your baby in our NICU Developmental Clinic

Newborn Supply List

Your baby’s most important supply is you. However, the following supplies are what a new parent considers “new baby essentials". We will provide much of what you need for your baby’s stay at Bryan Family Birthplace, but we encourage you to consider gathering these items ahead of time.

Helpful newborn supplies:

  • Diapers (eight-10 per day)
  • Receiving blankets
  • Newborn clothes (onesies and sleep sacs are easy in the beginning)
  • Thermometer
  • Bulb syringe
  • Mild baby soap

Ways to Connect with Your Newborn

  • Respond to your baby’s cries
  • Wear your baby in a sling or carrier
  • Play, read and talk to your baby when she or he is alert
  • Use physical touch, including holding baby skin-to-skin and massage

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