Nursing care during your labor and delivery
To help with labor, we encourage each mother-to-be and her support person to attend childbirth classes. We also encourage you to review our book for expectant parents, Becoming a Family. Your healthcare provider will give you a copy. You can learn more about umbilical cord blood banking, Cesarean deliveries, comfort measures during labor, and the benefits of rooming-in and skin-to-skin care for you and your baby in Becoming a Family.
Whenever possible, one nurse will care for you throughout labor, delivery, and recovery.
At PVH, a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse attends the birth to take care of your baby. At MCR, a special care nursery (SCN) nurse attends the birth to take care of your baby. If your baby's health is normal, your newborn receives routine care in your birthing room.
If your baby needs special attention, such as oxygen or medicine, he or she will be transferred to the NICU or SCN.