The length of your hospital stay depends on your birthing experience.
Typically, you can expect to stay 1-2 days after a vaginal birth and 2 – 3 days after a Cesarean birth. Your physician will visit you each day and will determine when you are ready to be discharged.
By law, your baby must be properly secured in a federally-approved, rear-facing car seat before he/she can leave the hospital. Through generous donations from the Rice Auxiliary, Rice Memorial Hospital is able to offer new, affordable car seats for purchase to all new parents. Ask your nurse for details.
Generally speaking, a standard double breast pump and starter kit is covered by most insurance companies once every three years.* Rental units are also available. Contact Rice Home Medical at 1.800.637.7795 for more information.
*Coverage can vary depending on insurance provider and insurance plan (a prescription from your doctor is necessary).
Follow up care
It’s our goal to provide you with excellent care before, during, and after your stay with us at Suite Beginnings. If you have additional questions after you return home, please contact us 24/7 at 320.231.4420.