Care is provided from birth to discharge in the same unit: labour, delivery, postnatal period, and nursery.
Every woman has a right to safe, warm, personalized care that meets her needs. The birth of a child is an important step in a family’s growth. The family is the foundation for society. Pregnancy and childbirth are natural phenomena.
Parents are responsible for healthcare decisions for themselves and their child.
The parent-child relationship is fundamental to a child’s development, so staff promote early contact and sustained presence. They offer each new mother support and teaching to help her make good decisions on how to feed and care for her baby.
Breastfeeding is the best option for the child, and staff promote it. The goal is to help parents to feel confident in their new role.