Women's Health

Maternal Newborn Unit - MNU


Services Provided:

  • Labor
  • Delivery
  • Recovery
  • Postpartum couplet care
  • Triage for patients over 20 weeks

Visitor Guidelines:


***Current COVID-19 visitor restrictions in place until further notice***

  • Two adult support persons during birth
  • One support person and one adult visitor after birth
  • Only one support person overnight
     

Non-COVID-19 Visitor Policy

Visitation is encouraged between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily.
Large groups should use the unit dayroom or visit the patient in her room in groups of two.
For safety and infection control purposes, no children under the age of 16 may visit, unless they are siblings of the infant.
All children must be under the direct supervision of an adult in the dayroom or waiting area.
Overnight visits are restricted to one adult family member or support person unless the patient is in active labor.

Laboring in Tubs

Our ability to offer laboring in tubs is limited by MEDCOM Policy 16-004. Overview of circumstances which prevent laboring in tubs.

  • Induction - Patients undergoing induction require the use of monitors which cannot be submerged in water. 
  • TOLAC - Patients attempting labor after cesarean require the use of monitors which cannot be submerged in water.
  • Staffing - Anytime a 1:1 nurse to patient ratio cannot be met.

Packing List & Items provided by Bassett ACH

While everyone's needs and wants are different when it comes to staying overnight away from home, a list of common items can be found on our Hospital Bag Packing List & Provided Items.

FAQs:

Q: Can I bring scented oils or essential oils with me when I give birth?
A: For safety purposes, patients cannot bring scented oils or candles.
Q: Are there labor tubs available?
A: Some rooms have walk-in tubs. Based on your labor course, hydrotherapy may be an option. Your provider can discuss options for you.
Q: Do we have wireless internet?
A: Unfortunately, wireless internet is not available on our unit at this time.
Q: At what point can I come to MNU  for pregnancy issues?
A: To receive triage on MNU you must be 20 weeks pregnant or more.
Q: What should I bring with me for my stay?
A:  Common comfort items include:
Your cell phone, tablet, laptop, chargers, camera, favorite pillow for both mom and support person, lip balm, personal hygiene items, change of clothing, and snacks
Q: Will you provide a meal tray to my spouse or support person?
A: No. However, Bassett ACH Dining Facility is open for breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Access to a refrigerator and microwave are also available on the unit.
Q: Are there labor tubs available?
A: Three labor rooms are equipped with labor tubs. Please notify your OB provider of interest in a room with a labor tub so you they can provide you with a list of potential health reasons which could prevent use of the tub.
Q: Do you allow photography and videography during the birth?
A: Yes. With approval from delivering provider, you may have someone take photos or video. No filming is permitted below the waist.
Q: How long do I have to stay after delivery?
A: Generally, mothers delivering a baby will stay for 24 hours with the option to remain up to 48 hours after a vaginal delivery. Mothers delivering by cesarean section generally stay 48 hours after delivery, but may stay up to 96 hours. 
 

Contact Us

Phone Numbers:

(907) 361-5158/5159

Fax Number:

907) 361-4836

Hours of Operation:

24/7

Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.