Maternity Suite and Women's Board Suite for Mothers and Babies
After your baby is born, you will recover in the Women's Board Birthing Suite in the Toll Pavilion, so you and your family will be able to spend time bonding with your new baby. Then, mother and infant will move to a private room on our Maternity Suite on the second floor of the Buerger Building or Women's Board Suite for Mothers and Babies on the fourth floor of the Lenfest Pavilion. All rooms are private, and each one is equipped with a hair dryer, television and telephone.
Keeping your baby with you in your room is encouraged as it gives you an opportunity to bond as a family. Nursing staff are available to help as you begin to care for your infant.
The nursery accommodates newborns needing closer medical attention. With your baby's safety in mind, the hospital has a sophisticated, multi-dimensional security system in the Birthing and Maternity Suites. Your hospital stay will be two nights for a vaginal delivery and three nights for a c-section birth, unless your physician determines you need a longer stay.
All members of the family need time to get to know the new baby. Fathers/support persons, siblings, grandparents and friends each have times for visiting, designed also to allow you to get the rest you need before returning home.
Maternal/Child areas believe in a family-friendly approach to visitation. Your dedicated support person (father/significant other/labor coach) is welcome 24 hours daily, and is included in communications about your care. Our first priority is your safety and well-being, including ensuring sufficient time for rest. Visiting hours are flexible and designed to be in the best interest of our patients.
- The number of visitors in a room at one time depends on the needs and comfort of the patient. Please respect the request of the nursing staff if they ask to limit the number of visitors or times of visitation to allow patients to rest and recuperate.
- Children under age 14 are welcome to visit when accompanied by and under the supervision of an adult. Please discuss special needs with the nurse.
- All visitors should wash their hands before and after their visits. Visitors with symptoms of colds or flu are encouraged to stay home for your protection.
- A sleep chair is available for your support person to use for overnight stays.
- We request that they provide their own linens, extra pillows and towels. (Colored linens are preferred to keep them from being confused with hospital items.)
- The Pavilion Grille, located on the ground floor, Lenfest Pavilion, is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
- Vending machines are in the waiting area on 4 Lenfest and in the hallway near the cafeteria. They accept cash only but an ATM is available on the ground floor by the Lenfest elevators and in the Widener Building lobby.