About Your Exciting Day
This is a joyous occasion for your family and we want to help you celebrate. To celebrate each new life here at Sacred Heart Hospital, Brahms’ “Lullaby” is played over the hospital’s loudspeaker system, a tradition that dates back many years. We also enjoy helping you welcome your newborn by providing you and your partner with a special celebratory meal. And we like to give your baby a good start with their own special gift.
You may have visitors as you desire. For safety and privacy reasons, we ask that visitors not linger in the hallways. If visitors are not in your room, we ask that they use the lounge. After you deliver, your visitors may come anytime. Mention to prospective visitors that anyone with a cold, cold sore, flu or other contagious illness will not be allowed to visit you or your baby.
Although every pregnancy and patient is unique, our total cesarean section rate is consistently below national norms. This is a measure that reflects our medical staff and midwives’ careful management of labor and risk factor considerations. STABLE instructors have taught our staff how to stabilize critical infants for transfer or to stay in our specialized Level II nursery. A neonatal resuscitation program is part of the training for our nurses, our staff and all doctors, anesthetists, and respiratory therapists at the hospital. Our nurses and staff also practice the most up-to-date and electronic fetal monitoring techniques.