Imagine being able to experience the birth of your baby in the intimacy of home-like surroundings, and then relaxing with family and friends in the comfort of your own family room! The Boone Family Birthplace at Boone Hospital has been designed to provide you with the best possible environment in which to become acquainted with your new arrival.
Softly papered walls, a rocking chair, flat panel TV, and WiFi internet access complete the home-like atmosphere. En Suite bathrooms allow you to take advantage of a warm shower as you labor. To ensure comfort and safety, however, we have the latest in birthing beds, monitoring and emergency equipment, all within your own room.
Because the addition of a new baby to any family, no matter how large or small, is a joyous but stressful event, we are committed to nurturance of both the mother and family through continuous learning. This is most effectively achieved when care of the mother and baby is provided by the same nurse. Mother-baby care, as it is sometimes called, is based upon the premise that the learning needs of the mother can best be met by a nurse who is familiar with the unique characteristics of both mother and baby. Similarly, we recognize that each family is unique and will have different expectations and needs. We respect those differences. Both "rooming in" (mother and baby are together in the family suite) and utilization of our "newborn nursery" are available options. We understand that you want choices and we will continually strive to exceed your expectations.
Following your recovery, rest and comfort are the themes you will experience in your own family suite. These spacious rooms have been designed to accommodate the entire family. Dads are encouraged to spend the night, and is provided his own sleeper sofa. Older brothers and sisters are welcome to visit but are not allowed to spend the night. All family suites come with your own private bath and shower.
Before you know it, you will be dressing your little one for the special newborn pictures available through our nursery. We'll put your newborn's picture and statistics up on our web nursery pages if you like, so friends and family all over the country can share your joy and send messages to you and the baby. But before you return home, we encourage you to take advantage of our closed circuit educational television programming: The Newborn Channel. Program topics include infant care and breast-feeding, and serve to reinforce the teaching available from our nursing staff and through our Family Life Education program.
Call 573.815.6400 for more information or view our 360 degree tour.