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 in our Maternity Suite on the second floor of the Buerger Building or the 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 bassinet, sleep chair, 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 will help you care for your infant.
The Newborn Observation Unit 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 will need time to get to know the new baby. Our visiting hours are designed to provide you with the rest you need before returning home, while allowing support persons, siblings, grandparents and friends the opportunity to meet the new baby.
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. A sleep chair is available for your support person to use for overnight stays.
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. Every patient’s birth experience is unique. Please respect the request of the nursing staff if they ask to limit the number of visitors or times of visitation to allow the patient time to rest and recuperate.
- Children under the age of 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. To keep mom and baby healthy, visitors with symptoms of colds or flu are encouraged to stay home.
Flu Season (October to May)
New mothers and all newborns are at an increased risk for complications from influenza and other winter viruses. Abington Hospital’s adjusted visitor policy during cold and flu season applies to:
- Labor and Delivery: fourth floor, Toll Pavillion
- Maternal Observation and Monitoring Unit: fourth floor, Lenfest Pavilion
- Mother Baby Unit: second floor, Buerger Building; and fourth floor, Lenfest East and West
During Flu Season
- Children under the age of 14 may not visit unless they are siblings of newborns.
- All visitors should wash their hands or use the alcohol hand rub on entry to the patient’s room, and then again prior to handling the newborn.
- All visitors should be free of infection or viral symptoms, and should not have been recently exposed to any communicable disease.
- Symptoms of cold and flu viruses are:
- Runny nose
- New muscle aches and pains
- New cough
- The Pavilion Grille, located on the ground floor of the Lenfest Pavilion, is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
- Vending machines that accept cash and debit/credit cards can be found in the waiting area on 4 Lenfest and in the hallway near the cafeteria.
Newborn Photography Services
Abington Hospital partners with Bella Baby Photography to offer you the opportunity to have a professional photographer capture your baby’s first photos in the comfort of your hospital room.
For more information about Bella Baby’s services, please call 877-817-8830 or visit our website.