Having your Baby at Kapiolani (June 2019) - Page 4

Having Your Baby At Kapi‘Olani KAPI‘OLANI FAMILY BIRTH CENTER Our Family Birth Center is located on the third floor and offers: • Six triage beds (where patients are assessed and the evaluation of a mother’s labor status is determined) • 26 labor/delivery/recovery rooms (two capable for special needs) • Three large cesarean delivery rooms • A transitional newborn nursery Mother Baby Care Unit Our Mother Baby Care Unit consists of mother/baby patient rooms and a newborn nursery. It is located on the fourth floor. Dedicated to the support and promotion of couplet bonding and breastfeeding success, “rooming-in” is encouraged. This is where mom and baby stay together during the hospital stay. The newborn nursery area is used for newborn assessments and continued observations for those newborns requiring additional attention. • 52 Private rooms • Breastfeeding and discharge classes to help with any questions you may have • Each mom has the ability to visit with a Lactation Consultant before being discharged as well as screening and testing for expectant mothers without complications. Our team of maternal fetal medicine specialists, sonographers, genetic counselors and clinical nurses, is dedi- cated to helping mothers deliver the healthiest baby possible. In addition to this core team, the Fetal Diagnostic Center has a dedicated team of consulting specialists to provide immediate support as needed. These specialists assist with ongoing man- agement throughout the patient’s pregnancy and following the delivery of your baby. It is the only team of its kind in the state. Breastfeeding Breastfeeding is a nurturing experience for you and your baby. It also is an important decision that we support. Nurses in the Family Birth Center and the Mother Baby Care Unit are trained to assist mothers and babies with breastfeeding. The Hawai‘i Mother’s Milk, Inc. (located in the Diamond Head Tower) also is available for breastfeeding counseling or pump rental. Call 949-1723. Kapi’olani Breastfeeding Support Group is facilitated by lactation educators to answer your breastfeed- ing concerns, discuss different topics, meet other moms, and get and give support. Bring your baby and learn and share in a friendly supportive environment. Moms and babies age 0-12 months are welcome. Please bring a comfy blanket to put baby on and a water bottle for yourself. Hawai‘i’s Only Multidisciplinary Prenatal Treatment Team Location: First Tuesday of every month at Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children Kapi‘olani’s Fetal Diagnostic Center provides comprehensive diagnostic tests and management for high-risk pregnancies, Cost: FREE – No registration is needed. Come join us! Please call (808) 983-6007 for more information. 2 |