"How long will my baby stay in the hospital?" is our most commonly asked question. Most babies go home close to their expected delivery date. Babies can go home when they no longer have any medical issues and have reached the following milestones:
- can maintain a stable body temperature without the help of an isolette
- can tolerate feedings and gain weight on a regular basis
- does not have an illness which requires care that only a hospital can provide
Preparation for your baby's discharge begins early in their hospital stay. You will be taught all aspects of your baby's care. Discharge instructions will be written on your baby's discharge form. Prior to discharge, parents are encouraged to complete the Infant/Child CPR class offered at Memorial. Car seat technicians are also available to help instruct parents on proper car seat installation and usage.