You want the best for your baby, starting on their very first day. Count on the experienced neonatologists, pediatricians and nurses at Mount Auburn Hospital (MAH) to work with you to ensure your little one gets the care and attention they need. At Bain Birthing Center, you’re encouraged to room-in, keeping your baby in your room with you. Your baby also may visit the nursery for routine screenings and treatments. Level IIB Nursery
When your baby needs special attention, trust the skilled physicians and nurses at Mount Auburn Hospital to provide the care he or she needs.
As a Level IIB (special care) nursery, the neonatologists—pediatricians with advanced training in caring for premature or ill newborns—and skilled nursing staff have the expertise and technology to stabilize any newborn and to care for babies born at 32 weeks gestation or older allowing them to receive respiratory support known as CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) for as long as the infant benefits from this support. The space features all private rooms, most with a view of the Charles River, and the option to have one parent or guardian stay overnight with their newborn. Technology allows for secure 24-hour visiting through a web-based, password protected live stream camera for parents and loved ones to be able to see the baby while at home via secure login. Other features include central monitoring by a team of clinical experts, state-of-the-art stabilization equipment and a dedicated breast milk refrigerator in each room.
A video is available to parents featuring the new unit. Watch below.
VIDEO Family-Centered Special Nursery Care
You’re an important part of your baby’s care team, you’ll find multiple ways to stay involved and informed while your baby is in our special care nursery. Take advantage of:
Unlimited visiting hours for parents
Rooming in – One parent or guardian can stay overnight at the newborn’s bedside to assist in cares overnight
Daily rounds – Bedside meetings where doctors and nurses discuss your child’s current condition and treatment plan
Family meetings as needed – Dedicated time to sit down with your baby’s physician to discuss and plan care, as well as get answers to your questions
Support for breastfeeding – We offer daily lactation support. Pump at your baby’s bedside where your milk will stay in a dedicated breastmilk fridge for your infant.
Social work support – We have a dedicated Maternal and Child Health social worker who has regular hours to provide support for our families.
Count on 24/7 access to your baby’s nurses and doctors no matter where you are. If you need to leave the hospital, we’ll give you a direct phone number to the nursery so you can call any time with questions or concerns.
Providers and their patients can rely on the experienced staff at Mount Auburn Hospital, and we look forward to ensuring our newborns and families get the specialty care and support they require.