Connecting moms in Polk County, Fla.
I would call the mother baby unit and talk to the head nurse and explain your concerns. I think most hospitals are phasing out the nursery and going to the rooming-in thing, so it may be hard to find a hospital with a full nursery.
I do not know about LRMC as I've had both of my children at Winter Haven Hospital (Regency Center for Women). But I had to have a c-section with my daughter and they had a rule that as long as I was still hooked up to an IV, someone had to be in the room with me or else I could not be alone with my daughter. That was in 2012. But once I was off the IV, I could be alone with her. I believe if I had wanted them to take her to the nursery though, they would have. At least when I had my son in 2009, they let me choose whether I wanted him in the room or whether I wanted him in the nursery (at least while I slept). So perhaps if LRMC has eliminated the nursery, the Regency would be an option.
Yeah, I'd say call the unit and see what you can find out. My only experience at LRMC was nearly 15 years ago when Michael was born so it's WAY out of date, LOL
I had a c-section last year and the baby roomed-in. LRMC did not have a nursery at that time. They have a room where the infants are seen by the pediatrician, but it is not a nursery in the traditional sense. I had a difficult first night and our night nurse offered to take the baby to the nurses station for a few hours, but I did not take her up on the offer. Definitely call the mother-baby unit.