Before leaving you will be seen by your obstetrician and a pediatrician will evaluate your baby to ensure that both of you are healthy. A maternity nurse will provide discharge papers that include postpartum care information and a review of your care here. You’ll need to bring clothes to the hospital for your baby to wear home. It may be useful to bring several receiving blankets and clothing options in case the weather changes.
Remember: You must have an infant car seat to take your baby home. A police or fire department safety officer can install the car seat or check to ensure it’s installed correctly. Please check with your local police or fire department.
To learn more about your experience at the Clough Birthing Center, download Having Your Baby at Emerson [PDF] or our Admissions Brochure [PDF].
Infant & Childcare Classes
Through the Emerson Wellness Center for Mind and Body, we offer a number of classes meant to prepare parents for the many aspects of caring for infants. Topics include infant care and CPR, breastfeeding, sibling prep, mom and baby yoga, and a course for soon-to-be grandparents. For more information visit emersonwellness.org.