Ball memorial hospital birth records
Your medical record is the physical property of UMass Memorial Health Care; however, you have the right to review the record and to obtain a copy. When you are discharged from the any UMass Memorial Health Care entity, your medical record still must be completed by all providers involved in your care prior to being copied and released to you.
This process can take up to 30 days. When needed, information may be released to a physician or medical facility for any follow-up and continued care you receive.
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Heart and Vascular Center. Nutrition Services. Breastfeeding is linked to lower rates of type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and postpartum depression in women. We encourage and support exclusive breastfeeding. Our nurses are trained to provide breastfeeding assistance during your stay. We do not offer or recommend pacifiers, except during painful procedures, and for our babies in the NICU.
We do encourage skin-to-skin contact for all mothers and babies. Your resource for all your pregnancy and new parent educational needs offered in a warm supportive atmosphere. We have a variety of classes to help you prepare for your special day along with ongoing education and support once your baby has arrived.
Taught by RNs with experience in maternity, they are also certified childbirth or post-natal educators. We strongly encourage women and their partners to take Prepared Childbirth classes and any of the following classes to meet your needs:. We offer free private consultations by appointment for those who deliver at CMH. We also offer the following:. Birth certificate registration and attainment of a social security number for your baby is done while you are in the hospital.
The necessary forms will be provided to you at the hospital.
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When the mother and father of the baby are not legally married to each other, paternity papers can be filled out and signed by both parents. The paternity forms are available through the birth clerk in the hospital. When paternity papers are signed, the father may add his name to the birth certificate as the father of the baby. It is extremely important to select a pediatrician or family practice physician early on in your pregnancy to care for your baby after delivery. You will need to identify your pediatrician choice upon admission to the hospital.
Community Memorial Hospital is renowned for the excellent services we provide for mothers and infants. If you are instructed to come to the hospital, please stop at the Admitting Department on the first floor to check in and receive your conditions of admission between the hours of a. At all other times please stop by the ER Admitting Department to check in.
The nurse will consult with your physician to determine whether or not you will be admitted. Please do not be disappointed if you are not admitted; it is very common for women to experience symptoms of labor, yet not be ready to deliver. Personalized comfort measures are available to help you cope with the pain and discomfort of labor and contractions: Breathing techniques, relaxation, visualization, use of a focal point, therapeutic heat, therapeutic cold, position changes, walking, use of a birth ball, rocking chair, low lighting, music, and hydrotherapy shower or tub can all be quite helpful.
Family members are encouraged to support the laboring mother with therapeutic touch and massage if she desires.
Continuous labor support is extremely beneficial, and we encourage you to bring a support person, and consider bringing a doula with you to the hospital. If they would like, mothers can view the birth with a mirror and can bring in aromatherapy from home no smoking or flames, please. You will not be separated from your baby after delivery unless you or your baby need specialized care.
Infants who remain with their mothers after birth make an easier transition to life both physically and emotionally. Some of the benefits to the mother include distraction from discomfort, more confidence in caring for her baby, less anxiety and strengthened attachment to her baby which is believed to decrease the incidence of postpartum depression. Some of the benefits to the baby include improved ability to maintain temperature, decreased incidence of low blood sugar, less crying and increased success with breastfeeding which can decrease the chance of the baby developing jaundice.
Based on this information, the staff will assist you with the following after your baby is delivered:. About two hours after delivery, you and your baby will be moved to the Mother-Baby Unit and begin your postpartum stay. Throughout your hospitalization the Mother-Baby staff will assist you in learning how to take care of yourself and your newborn. All of our Maternity nurses are trained to provide breastfeeding support and education to breastfeeding mothers.