After the Baby Arrives

After delivery, you will be moved to a private suite on the fourth floor designed for rooming in with your baby. All rooms offer a comfortable bed and comfortable seating of guests as well as family members.

Mother-Baby Unit

Soon after the baby is born, you will be moved to a spacious, private room that is equipped with flat-screen television, telephone, sleeper couch and comfortable accommodations.

Occasionally, a baby will require extra care after birth and stay in the hospital’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This unit is located next to the Maternity unit so parents can be near their babies.

Keeping Your Baby Safe at the Family Birthing Center at Rideout

To provide a secure environment for our tiny patients and peace of mind for their parents, the Family Birthing Center restricts access to the public and monitors traffic in and outside the secured unit.

Please take a few moments to review the steps to provide infant security and safety during your hospitalization.

When your baby is born, identification bracelets with matching numbers and an admission band will be placed on the baby’s wrist and ankle – and on your wrist. Should any bracelets slide off, please notify the nursing staff immediately.

Your baby should only be transported in their bassinet. Your baby must remain in the Family Birthing Center until discharged.

Only Family Birthing Center at Adventist Health and Rideout nursing staff or your family members should assist you in caring for your baby. Do not release your baby to anyone except Family Birthing Center nursing staff who are wearing photo identification badges.

A Helping Hand

The nurses on the maternity unit are flexible and helpful, and will make all accommodations to ensure that mothers and babies are as comfortable as possible. During the hospital stay, the nursing staff provides individual instruction on baby care as needed.

The nurses are also very supportive with breastfeeding, and the staff will help new mothers. They will encourage you to ask questions and will help you with breastfeeding tips and instruction. They truly want you to be successful and they understand that you may have questions.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Most babies born at the Family Birthing Center at Adventist Health and Rideout arrive healthy without any complications. Should something critical happen, however, it’s comforting to know that our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) offers comprehensive technology with compassionate patient care. We offer a Level II regional NICU.

Located on the same floor as our Well-Baby Nursery is a state-of-the-art six-bay Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where babies with special needs receive treatment closer to home. Our staff is dedicated to taking care of babies who require advanced medical care.

The NICU Offers Important Technology including:

The Isolette, a full featured incubator that provides continuous warming and continuous real-time vital sign monitoring for our clinical staff so that they can provide needed interventions as quickly and timely as possible.

The Ressusitaire, a full featured clinical platform to provide life sustaining resuscitation at a time when our littlest patients need itthe most.

We are well equipped to stabilize your baby and to transport to other healthcare facilities with a Level III NICU if it becomes necessary.

Newborn Hearing Screening Program

We are pleased to announce that all babies will receive a Hearing Screen prior to discharge home. We will be able to share the results of the Hearing Screen with you before you go home.

Hearing loss occurs in newborns more often than any other regularly screened health condition. One to three babies out of 1,000 are born with some level of hearing loss. Newborns can distinguish language as early as six weeks of age. As early as six months of age, they can analyze and store language. Early detection and intervention before six months is important to a child’s health and developing communication skills.

Following the state’s criteria, Rideout Health offers the Newborn Hearing Screening Program.

Birth Certificates and Social Security

The official legal record of birth of your baby is the State of California, Certificate of Live Birth. While in the hospital, you will need to complete and sign your baby’s birth certificate. If you are discharged before signing the legal copy, please return to the hospital Medical Record Department to sign before your baby is 10 days old. By law, the hospital must register the birth with the Yuba County Health Department within ten (10) days.

You may obtain a certified copy of Birth Certificate at the Yuba County Health Department approximately two (2) weeks after your baby is born. There is a fee for each certified copy requested.

You may also apply for a Social Security Card for your baby at the same time you provide information for the birth certificate, or you may apply at a later date at the Social Security office.