Immediately after your baby is born, the nursing staff will place two identification bands and a security “HUGS” tag on the baby’s ankles. A matching baby band will be placed on your wrist. Our security system will be fully explained to you upon your admittance to The Joyce Stock Snuggery. All labor and delivery staff members wear special nametags. Please look for that tag before giving your baby to ANYONE.
For safety reasons, please do not carry your baby in the hallway. When transporting your baby around The Joyce Stock Snuggery, please use the rolling crib at all times.
The special maternity unit experience doesn’t end with the birth of your baby. You’ll especially appreciate our special family-centered environment during your post-partum days.
After delivery your baby may stay with you in your room unless there is an unusual condition that requires special care for you or your infant. A nurse will be available to care for you both as a family. Together, you’ll develop a care plan that’s sensitive to the individual needs of you and your baby.
Your baby’s father is welcome at The Joyce Stock Snuggery at any time and may spend the night in the foldout chair/bed that is available in each room. Siblings are welcome to visit during general visiting hours, provided they are accompanied by an adult.
During your stay, you’ll have the opportunity to view educational films and talk one-on-one with our nurse specialists about such things as breastfeeding, bottle feeding, bathing, diapering and any concerns you may have about caring for your baby. The Joyce Stock Snuggery is also pleased to offer The Newborn Channel, a free in-room television service providing programming on baby care and post-partum topics 24 hours a day.
When you leave The Joyce Stock Snuggery, you’ll be well on your way to feeling confident in your ability to meet your baby’s needs. If you ever have questions, of course, you can feel free to call The Joyce Stock Snuggery any time, day or night, at 518-926-6090.