January 8th, 2016

Maternity Couplet CareThe Birth and Family Center staff is proud to introduce “Couplet Care” to Grand View Health!

Couplet Care is a model of caring that emphasizes mother and baby being cared for together, as a pair or “couplet,” during their entire hospital stay by the same nurse. Routine baby care is performed bedside, so mothers and families are better informed about how to care for their newborn.

When mother and baby room together, parents can quickly learn their baby’s sleep patterns, breathing sounds, hunger cues and feeding schedule. Rooming in also results in greater breastfeeding success and facilitates skin-to-skin contact, which helps newborns regulate their body temperature and glucose levels.