Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast offers Family Centered Care and Mother/Baby Nursing that is unlike any other hospital in our area.
Family Centered Care begins when you first enter the hospital. Care at Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast is designed to meet the individual needs of you and your family. Throughout your stay, we make sure that the care you receive promotes bonding with your baby. You will be able to hold your baby skin-to-skin immediately after delivery and begin breastfeeding within the first hour of life. By caring for you and your baby in the privacy and comfort of your own room, you can be sure we will be right there to help you, your loved ones and your baby become a family.
Mother/Baby Nursing is an important aspect of Family Centered Care. Your Mother/Baby nurse will care for both you and your baby in your room. You will not be expected to care for your baby by yourself. Your highly-skilled nurse will teach you to care for your baby by performing baby care at your bedside while you watch and participate. As a result, your baby will be happy and you and your family will leave the hospital more confident in your parenting skills. Of course, nursery care may also be provided to meet the needs of you and your baby, if needed.
Studies show that newborns cared for in their mother's room cry less, seldom startle and stay warm and stable because their mothers are nearby to closely nurture them. In our own Family Center, we have seen decreased admissions to the Neonatal Observation Unit and babies' temperatures and blood sugars are more stable. Breastfeeding initiation and success have also improved.
Another unique feature of your birth experience at Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast is Quiet Time. Quiet Time is our promise to you that you and your baby will have two periods of rest time each day with no interruptions from staff or visitors. Of course, your significant other may stay with you and your baby during Quiet Time. How you spend Quiet Time is your choice-you may rest, sleep, breastfeed or just enjoy your new baby! Quiet Time occurs daily on the Maternity units from 2- 4 a.m. and 2 - 4 p.m.