New moms have two important goals during their stay in the hospital after delivery. The first is to get a good start on her physical recovery. The second is to learn to care for herself and her baby.
Plan ahead how you want to handle visitors during your hospital stay. Perhaps you want to select a few of those important people to visit you while you are here. Don't be afraid to ask visitors to leave if you are feeling exhausted or aren't comfortable nursing in front of company.
The nurses will also need to meet with you during your stay to share necessary information about how to care for yourself and your baby once you are at home. Most of the time, nurses will arrange the teaching sessions around your visitors, but if you always have visitors, she will have to ask them to leave or do the teaching with them in the room.
Please keep nursing staff informed of your need for rest and/or privacy and if you want to limit visitors or length of visits. Your nurse will arrange "quiet times" by placing a sign on your door requesting visitors to check in at the nurses' station. We'll make every effort to meet your individual needs and desires.
Additional guidelines for visitors to the Family Birthplace: