After delivery, a nurse escorts newborns to the nursery and the mothers are moved to a postpartum room. Mercy Hospital offers private rooms with views of Biscayne Bay and in-room sleeping accommodations for new fathers. If the new parents choose to room-in, the baby can stay in the room throughout their hospital stay.
The postpartum and nursery nurses educate the new parents on how to bathe, feed and dress their newborn and will review infant health and safety care. In addition, Mercy’s lactation consultants provide individual, bedside assistance for breastfeeding mothers who may need extra support.
Mercy Hospital offers the Newborn Channel which provides additional education for the new parents. This channel is available in Spanish and English and is closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired.