Women's Health

Maternal Newborn Unit - MNU


Services Provided:

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

Visitor Guidelines:

***In accordance with OSHA requirements, all visitors and patients must wear their mask anytime a staff member enters the room. 
***COVID positive patients
are permitted one healthy visitor. This visitor must stay in the room for the entire stay. If they leave, they are not permitted back to the facility to visit

Guidelines for all other MNU patients:
  • Visitation is encouraged between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily.
  • Large groups should use the unit day room or visit the patient in her room in groups of two.
  • For safety and infection control purposes, children under the age of 16 cannot visit unless they are siblings of the infant.
  • All children must be under the direct supervision of an adult in the day room or waiting area.
  • For safety and infection control purposes, overnight visitation is restricted to one adult family or support person per patient room, unless the patient is in active labor.

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 of our rooms are equipped with walk-in tubs but are not 'labor tubs.' Based on the course of labor, hydrotherapy may be an option. Patients can discuss options with their provider.

Q: Do we have wireless internet?
A: Yes, we will be happy to provide you with a password to connect to our wifi.
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: At a low cost, your support person can order from the patient menu. Nutrition care will collect the fee. 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: 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.