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We have enjoyed caring for your baby and are pleased he or she can finally go home. Please view our newborn care section for helpful information that you can use once you and your baby are home.

Remember, you can also call the Warm Line nurses at 1-800-711-7011. This free service answers questions about postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, newborn care and other women's health issues. Call weekdays, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., or 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on weekends. Leave a message and a nurse will return your call within an hour.

Going Home Checklist

Discharge time is scheduled from 1 to 2 p.m., please be prepared to leave with your baby during this time. We understand that there may be circumstances that do not allow for you to leave during that time. If so, please contact the nurse manager or assistant nurse manager through the secretary on your floor to discuss options.

  • Find a pediatrician and schedule baby's first appointment.
  • If your baby was born less than 35 weeks, bring in the car seat so we can observe him/her in it.
  • Take a CPR class (see secretaries for times).
  • Take a discharge class (see secretaries for times).
  • Sign the Hepatitis B vaccine consent.
  • Sign the circumcision consent, if desired.
  • Sign the RSV immunization consent if discharged between October and April.
  • Complete the hearing screen.
  • Set up appointment for Neonatal Follow-Up Program, if needed.
  • Bring discharge outfit.