Do you offer private rooms? If so, what is the cost?
Yes, all our rooms are private. We have 11 postpartum, four labor and delivery suites, one triage and one recovery (post-op).
Do you offer prenatal, sibling or other classes?
Yes, Southampton offers baby care basics, beyond delivery, baby safe CPR, breast-feeding, Lamaze and sibling classes.
What special things do you do for the mother and baby?
We play a lullaby throughout the hospital when baby is born, skin-to-skin immediately following birth, lactation specialist is available day and night and we also offer breast-feeding education.
Do you have an on-site neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)?
No, we transfer to Stony Brook University Hospital, if necessary.
Do you have a labor and delivery room?
Yes, we have four.
Are doulas or midwives allowed?
Doulas and midwives are allowed. We also have a midwife on staff.
What kind of security measures do you have in place to make sure the baby is safe?
We have a Baby Safe system that uses the newborn’s umbilical cord.
Is there a breast-feeding coach and lactation consultant available on-site? Does the hospital support breast- and/or bottle feeding?
We have a lactation consultant on staff. We promote breast-feeding, but also bottle feeding if that is what the parents choose.
Is videotaping/photographing the birth allowed? A photographer for newborns available?
Yes, parents can take pictures. We do not have a professional newborn photographer at this time.
What do the rooms look like?
Do you offer anything special for moms during labor (i.e. hydrobath, labor ball, etc.)?
Yes, Southampton offers hydrobath, labor ball and “peanut” assist during delivery.
Do you offer a hospital tour?
Does the hospital do cord blood banking?
At request of the parent.
Do you offer any parting swag bags with samples?
Southampton participates in “Books for Babies” to encourage parent/child reading. Each baby receives several educational books in a canvas bag (we provide English or Spanish).
Are siblings allowed to visit? Can the spouse sleep in the room?
Yes to both. No restriction on children related to parents and baby. Unrelated children must be at least 16.
What are the visiting hours?
Our visiting hours are noon to 8 p.m.
What’s the rate of C-sections at the hospital?
26 to 30 percent of births.
What’s the rate of breast-feeding mothers?
To date, our exclusive breast-feeding rate is more than 50 percent.
What is the episiotomy rate?
16.1 percent of vaginal births included episiotomies.
Will my baby be able to sleep in the same room as me? Is there a nursery?
Yes. There is a nursery available, if needed.
Average length of a postpartum stay?
Two days for natural birth, three to four days for a C-section.
Does the hospital offer anything new/cutting edge?
We have a baby-friendly environment, and holistic/pain management natural delivery.