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It's no surprise that the real adventure begins after your baby arrives. From the precious moments immediately after birth to the days and weeks that follow, the care of you and your child remain of the utmost importance to us. Whether you need additional medical consultation or support services, you'll find everything right here at Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton.
With our family-focused care philosophy, we customize your care based on your needs, Unless medically indicated, you choose how much time you want to spend with your baby, You may choose to keep your baby with you throughout your hospital stay or have the baby stay in the nursery for short periods of time.
The newborn nursery at Baylor Carrollton provides specialized care by physicians on the medical staff who are trained to meet newborn patients’ unique health care needs. Our 28-bed Newborn Nursery is staffed by RN’s specializing in the care of infants with state of the art equipment and an advanced infant security system for your peace of mind.
Your baby's physician will be notified that your baby has arrived so he or she can come for the physical exam. If your baby's physician is unavailable, we always have an alternate physician to examine and care for your baby while in the hospital.
Breast feeding support is available to you should this be your preferred method of feeding. A complete breast feeding class is available to help you make the decision whether to breast feed and learn how to do so properly. See the Parent Education Class description for information regarding our breast feeding class.
This is an exciting time, and your family and friends will want to visit you. The baby's brothers and sisters are important during this time of family transition, but they should be accompanied by an adult and be free of illness. Please ask anyone who holds your baby to wash his or her hands first.
*Visits from family and friends under the age of 14, unless siblings are greatly discouraged to prevent transmission of communicable disease to the newborns.
Women's Services will send a representative to your room to help in the completion of the Birth Certificate paperwork. From this information, an official form will be presented for your signature and official filing. We encourage you to complete this paperwork as soon as possible after arriving to your room for post-partum. A birth certificate will not be provided by the hospital or the State. To receive a Birth Certificate, contact the county in which the baby was born (Baylor Carrollton is located in Denton County) to request a Birth Certificate.
Baylor Carrollton has contracted with an outside company to take your baby's picture. Not only is this keepsake for you, but also the company participates in a nation-wide security program for newborns. Pictures will be offered during your hospital stay. Your baby may wear an outfit brought from home or his or her hospital t-shirt. You are not obligated to order pictures. The negative is kept on file for one year if you choose to order at a later date.
Baylor employees who have access to your baby will wear a badge with a pink frame around the photograph that says their department is "Women's and Children's Services." If someone without proper identification asks to take your baby, refuse to give him or her your baby, and call the nurses' desk immediately.
Check your baby's identification bracelet every time your baby is returned to your room. Make sure his or her bracelet matches yours.
The State of Texas requires that your newborn be tested for 27 metabolic disorders. These tests are performed when your baby is 24-36 hours of age and again after discharge at 1 to 2 weeks of age. The tests require a small blood sample that is collected through a heel stick. This procedure is performed in the nursery and the procedure room. Once completed, your baby will be returned to your room promptly. Your follow-up physician will give you instructions for your baby's second newborn screening.
The expected length of stay is 2 days after a regular delivery and 3 days after a cesarean birth. The discharge time is 11:00am on the second day (or third day for cesarean births). Your nurses will let you know your planned day and time of discharge.
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