When the big day arrives, and you’re ready to welcome new life into the world – we’re ready to make sure you have the best experience possible.
Not only does breastfeeding create an incredible bond between mother and baby, it also provides numerous health benefits for each. Our award-winning, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants are registered nurses who are available to offer help and expertise to mothers who have made the choice to breastfeed.
Level III NICU
In the event that your newest arrival needs extra attention, the devoted specialists of our NICU are here to deliver the utmost care for your baby. Our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is staffed by board-certified neonatologists, neonatal respiratory therapists, and registered nurses who are certified in infant CPR, drug intervention, and advanced life support. Each NICU room is private with 24/7 visitation and mounted cameras to view baby remotely.
We bring experienced, female photographers from Bella Baby Photography to the Mother/Baby floor to capture your baby's first photograph with a natural, artistic style. Your professional mini photo shoot takes place in the comfort of your hospital room on the baby’s first full day of life. Parents and siblings are also encouraged to participate to create a beautiful family experience.
Photos are edited into an online, custom slideshow for you to view shortly after your session. Online viewing and ordering is password protected and only available to those with whom you share your password. This is a great way to share the birth of your baby with family and friends. Online galleries will be available for 14 days after the photos are taken.
Our spacious Mother-Baby rooms resemble a hotel suite more than a hospital room, tastefully appointed with beautiful views, ample storage, a comfortable sleeper sofa for your loved one and a large bathroom with a shower and bidet.
At the Women's Center at Brookwood Baptist, we are dedicated to the well being of mom, baby and the entire family. That’s why we’re now offering three meals a day (as well as a happy hour smoothie) for you and your support person so you can spend less time running out for food and more time with family. In addition, rooming-in is also provided as part of our family-centered care approach, which helps new mothers prepare for going home with their new babies, and offers several incredible advantages including:
Baby sleeps better and cries less
Mother’s milk comes in sooner
Baby feeds more often & gains weight faster
Earlier identification of feeding cues
Our well-baby nursery is available when there is a need.
Cord Blood Donation
Mothers looking to make a big difference for patients facing life-threatening conditions have a great resource right after labor and delivery. By donating your newborn’s umbilical cord blood, you could be providing a stem cell transplant to a patient whose life depended on it. These cord blood cells can be collected, preserved and later used as a source of stem cells for transplantation for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and other life-threatening blood diseases. Talk to your doctor if you are interesting in learning more about cord blood donation.
NICView™ Streaming Camera System
NICView™ is an innovative, small camera system that transmits live, real-time images for parents and family members to view baby remotely when they can’t be in the NICU. Individually mounted at each baby’s bed space and conveniently out of the way for NICU staff to care for the infant, the cameras helps families bond with their preemie when they can’t be in the NICU.
Pasteurized Breast Milk
At some point during your hospitalization, your baby may require additional nutrition to supplement your breast milk. In these cases, we have pasteurized, donated breast milk available for our patients. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Organization, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agree that exclusive breast milk feeding is best, especially to those born prematurely.