Maternal Newborn Unit - MNU
- Postpartum couplet care
- Triage for patients over 20 weeks
***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 vi
Guidelines for all other MNU patients:
- Visitation is encouraged between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily.
- All children must be under the direct supervision of an adult in the day room or waiting area.
- For the health of our newborns, those who are sick, or have illness symptoms, are restricted from visiting the unit.
Per DHA Policy DHA-AI 6000.02 Patients, family members and visitors should be afforded the opportunity to record their care and these events, with the following considerations in mind:
- A patient's authorized visitors are presumed to have the patient's consent to record them. Consent or permission from anyone, including staff members must be obtained.
- The attending provider for labor and delivery births may permit imaging of a normal vaginal birth, however, imaging in the operating room during a Cesarean section is not permitted until the paby is placed in the warmer and the attending provider approves of such imaging. After delivery, should a parent want recording done by a professional photographer, the parent must arrange for that service and provide authorization. DHA personnel will treat this individual as an approved visitor. Any member of the OB health care team has the right to direction the location of the activity, and to limit or suspend the activity. Any member of the OB health care team may request, and if necessary, direct that recording to be stopped if the process is interfering with or threatening the safe care of the patient or her newborn, or disruptive to hospital operations.
- At all times, the attending provider will have the authority to decide if the patient is clinically stabe enough to allow recordings.
- Recording in common areas is not permitted.
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
Q: Can I bring scented oils or essential oils with me when I give birth?
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?
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?
To receive triage on MNU you must be 20 weeks pregnant or more.
Q: What should I bring with me for my stay?
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?
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?
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?
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.