|Special Beginnings Program|
OCH Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art maternity care with a personal touch. We know what a special time this is and will do everything possible to make it an experience of a lifetime.
Rooming-In Program - At OCH, a new mother can choose to keep her baby in her room from as early as two hours after giving birth as long as she or another adult in the room remains awake. This "rooming-in" program greatly increases maternal-infant bonding and gives the mother a chance to care for her baby while professionals are nearby to give guidance and answer questions.
One-On-One - While new mothers are at OCH, they are visited by nursery nurses to discuss the care of their babies. Each new mother is given a survey containing a list of topics she wants to discuss during a second visit, and the nurses provide educational material and demonstrations to help her feel as confident and relaxed as possible about caring for her newborn.
Breast Pump Rental! - Many mothers who choose to breastfeed are pleased to know that OCH has several Medela breast pumps available for rental. The pumps, which far surpass the quality of those available to the general public over-the-counter, enable mothers to express breast milk for occasions when they will be away from their infants or when they may be ill or having breastfeeding complications. For information about this service, call (662) 615-3364.
First Photo! - All babies born at OCH are photographed through the nationally-recognized First Foto program developed to enhance infant and childhood security. Parents have the opportunity to purchase these photos prior to discharge. Call (662) 615-2943 for details.
Infant Hearing Screening! - Hearing plays a crucial role in the development of language skills. Screening babies for hearing loss shortly after birth can help identify a hearing deficit early on, allowing parents and healthcare providers a greater opportunity to address the problem. The hearing of all babies born at OCH is tested, and parents are provided with an official record, as well as information about normal hearing development.
Important Numbers - Once they get home, new parents can use "Cradle Call", (662) 615-2942, a telephone line that is answered by nursery nurses 24 hours a day, whenever they have questions. OCH also offers a breastfeeding hotline (662) 615-2850. Since little ones don't come with instructions and seem to pick the strangest ways to confuse adults at the most inconvenient times, we encourage parents to feel free to call anytime!
WebNursery - OCH and First Foto offer "WebNursery". Click Here for more details.
For more information about the L&D staff or services, call obstetric department supervisor Karen Tiffin, RNC, at (662) 615-3364.