The questions and answers we've provided below are those that relate specifically to Boven Birth Center. Your doctor is the best source of answers to your specific questions about childbirth.
A: How long will I stay in the hospital after my baby is born?
Q: While each new mom is different, our goal is for you to recover from your birth in the comfort and privacy of your own home as soon as possible. Most families are able to return home in just one or two days after a traditional delivery, or three to four days after a Cesarean section. Read more about what to expect after going home.
A: Will I be in the same room before and after I give birth?
Q: Most of our rooms are designed for labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum, so you can stay in one place throughout the birth experience.
A: Will my baby stay with me in my room?
Q: Your baby will stay with you as much as you desire.
A: How do you handle relieving my pain?
Q: We'll do everything we can to make your birth experience as pleasant as possible. Our rooms enable your family to stay close and support you throughout your labor. Oversized showers promote muscle relaxation. And, should you choose, we administer pain medication that you and your doctor have agreed on.
A: How involved can the father be?
Q: Under normal circumstances, the father can be as involved in your child's birth as you decide. Our rooms are designed to allow a private experience for those you choose to be part of your delivery.
A: How can you help me with breastfeeding?
Q: We will support you to initiate breastfeeding as soon as possible after birth. Our international board certified lactation consultants are available to all mothers to answer questions, help you get started breastfeeding and provide important information about breastfeeding your baby. They are just a phone call away if you should need them when you return home. Breastfeeding is the healthiest way to promote nutrition and a close bond between you and your baby.
A: What if I need an interpreter?
Q: The Patient Registration Department provides interpretation services at no cost 24 hours a day for patients and family members who speak limited or no English.
A: What are the visiting hours?
Q: Visiting hours in Boven Birth Center are 7 am - 9 pm. One adult is welcome to spend the night with the mother and baby. We ask that no more than 4 visitors be in the room at any one time and that any children visiting be supervised at all times. For more detailed information on Boven Birth Center visitation guidelines download the pdf at the right of this page.