CCMH offers Couplet Care, our in-room infant care that encourages having the mother and family involved in infant care as much as possible. Mom, dad or any other family members are encouraged to participate in the warming, washing, and care of the baby. Our staff bathes newborns in-room in a TurtleTub. The TurtleTub is a specialized infant bath that mimics the cozy environment of the womb, reduces stress, and calms the baby.
The more comfortable and stress-free you are during the birthing process, the easier your labor, delivery, and recovery will be. We’ve designed our maternity rooms so that your entire birthing process – including labor, delivery, recovery, and post-partum – takes place in your very own private room emphasizing warmth, privacy, and comfort including Jacuzzi tubs. Labor and Delivery provide you will a staff of Registered Nurses who are specially trained to care for your every need whether your labor is high tech or natural.
Of course, all the equipment needed to ensure the safe delivery and care of your newborn is easily within reach. Fetal monitors and other birthing equipment are stored away until needed, giving you the security of knowing that baby and mother will receive the finest health care available. You can also depend on us to meet your special medical needs, whether this involves supporting you in natural childbirth or providing 24-hour anesthesiology services. Because the Postpartum Department is accessible only to authorized hospital personnel, you can be sure your baby is safe and sound at all times. We encourage your baby to stay with you in your room, which helps strengthen the mother and child bond.
Postpartum Care for You
Right after you’ve given birth to your baby, your labor and birth nurse will show you how to hold your baby and help you with the first breastfeeding. This is a time to rest after birth and get to know your newborn. You and your baby will have matching identification bands that are checked every time you are given your baby.
When it’s time to take your little one home, we want you to feel as confident and capable as possible. Before you go, a maternity nurse will talk with you about a variety of infant care issues, such as infant safety, umbilical cord care, and circumcision care. Your nurse will also tell you about the physical and emotional changes that both you and your baby will go through following birth. We’re sure you’ll have quite a few questions at this time, and we’ll take the time to answer them.
Excellence is no accident. It is the result of attention to even the smallest detail. It is 60 years of continual attention to detail that has made Comanche County Memorial Hospital the healthcare leader in Southwest Oklahoma. One such detail that we have recently added to help new parents celebrate the joyous occasion of the birth of their child is “Baby Cakes.”
From the moment your special delivery is announced with the playing of Braham’s Lullaby on the overhead speaker in the hospital until your sweet bundle of joy goes home, we are here to help new moms, dads, and family members through education, support, and a special treat. Before you take your bundle of joy home with you, we treat each parent to an oversized pink or baby blue cupcake and a bottle of sparkling grape juice, as a way to help you celebrate!
Excellence is a continual journey that never ends. It requires a continual commitment to enhancing the hospital experience for our patients and their families, through attention to the small details.