Delivery & Recovery Rooms

  • Mother with baby on chest

    Welcome your new baby in style at Memorial. Our spacious, well-appointed suites were designed with your comfort and safety in mind.

    Rich hardwood floors and soft hues create the perfect setting for a birthing experience that is joyous and memorable. Our spacious private rooms let you labor, deliver, and recover all in the same room. When your baby is ready to be born, the room can quickly be transformed into a high-tech delivery suite.

    Our labor and delivery rooms feature:

    • Comfortable, adjustable beds that enable you to labor in different positions
    • Special lighting to enhance relaxation
    • Birthing balls
    • Sleeper chair for your birth partner
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi

    Doctor putting baby next to mom's face

    Operating Suites

    If an emergency arises during labor and delivery, you and your family can be quickly escorted down the hall to one of our cesarean birth suites. Your labor nurse will continue to provide your care during surgery and recovery.

    Mother/Baby Rooms

    Several hours after delivery, you will be moved to a private room in our Mother/Baby area, where you will spend the remainder of your hospital stay. In our Mother/Baby unit, specially trained nurses care for you and your baby.

    Latino family in hospitalYour baby will stay in your room with you to encourage bonding and establish breastfeeding. Rooming in has many advantages for mother and baby, including:

    • You learn your baby’s feeding cues
    • Your breast milk comes in sooner
    • You and your baby sleep longer and more soundly

    Your nurse will help you learn to soothe your baby so you both get plenty of rest during your stay.

    Your comfort and convenience are the goals of our newly renovated Mother/Baby rooms. In each room you will find:

    • Private bathrooms with walk-in showers
    • Access to an in-hospital video system that allows you to order programs about newborn care
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Cable TV
    • 24-hour in-room dining options

    In addition, we offer comfortable waiting rooms for your guests. We encourage grandparents, siblings, and others to visit you and your new baby. Our daily quiet time, from 2 to 4 p.m., allows mothers and babies time to relax and rest without unnecessary interruptions from hospital staff or others.

    Your guests can purchase food and beverages in the hospital lobby, the basement cafe, the Heart & Vascular Institute lobby, or the snack bar vending machines on the first floor. 

    Nurse handing baby to mom in hospital

    In the Hospital

    Your care team encourages bonding with your new baby throughout your stay with us. To promote time with your new family, we observe a daily quiet time from 2 to 4 p.m. Lights in the hallways are dimmed and conversation at the nurses’ station is kept to a minimum. You may choose to limit visits from friends and families during this time.

    During labor, your nurse will check your vitals every four hours, then more often as labor progresses. This includes blood pressure, heart and respiration rates, and temperature. After delivery, your vital signs will be taken every 15 to 30 minutes as you recover.

    When you arrive in your Mother/Baby room, nurses will check vitals for you and your baby every four hours while you are awake. Once your condition is stable, this schedule may be modified.

    Obstetricians and pediatricians typically make their rounds in the morning before they see patients in their offices. This means they may visit you and your baby in your room before 8:30 a.m.

    To reach your nurse at any time, check the information board in your room. The information is updated each shift to include your nurse’s name and phone number. You may also press the call light or use the zone phone in your room.