In a normal vaginal delivery, if the newborn is doing well and does not need close observation, it will be placed skin to skin under the mother’s gown and be allowed to stay in the room with the parents. With a C-section delivery, the newborn is transferred to the nursery until the mother is out of recovery.

The nursery at Magnolia Regional Medical Center follows a policy of Newborn Rooming In. This policy facilitates parental bonding and ensures adequate education of parents. All newborns are taken to the mother’s room and are required to Room In according to the scheduled times:

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m. – 11:00p.m.

Mother-Baby bonding time will be observed each day from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Visiting will not be allowed during this time.

Our goal at Magnolia Regional Medical Center is for you to be comfortable and confident in taking care of your newborn. We promise at MRMC to be the best we can be in meeting you and your family’s expectations. Our nurses and staff feel privileged to serve you and we thank you for allowing us to take part in this special occasion.

The nursing staff at Magnolia Regional Medical Center wants to promote family togetherness during your stay here.

Babies are encouraged to be with mothers as much as possible. It is your responsibility to screen your visitors for any illness which may affect your baby’s health.

The father or one (1) support person may stay with you at night (if space allows). Brothers and sisters of the baby and other adults may be in the room with the baby during the day and evening hours. However, for your baby’s health and safety, we recommend no more than two (2) adults at a time in a semi-private room and no more than four (4) adults at a time in a private room. We also require that no children except brothers and sisters of the baby, be allowed in the room with the baby.