Memorial Hospital East offers all private rooms, and Memorial Hospital Belleville offers private room accommodations, when available.
Your birth partner is encouraged to stay with you and your newborn throughout hospitalization. We encourage families staying together because from the time of delivery to discharge is an excellent opportunity for you and your partner to learn about your new baby. You can find out about routines, likes, and dislikes; and you can learn more about caring for the baby and breastfeeding.
Memorial Family Care Birthing Centers can play an important role in your transition home. Private rooms help in this transition, because your partner can stay in the room, and siblings can use this time to start bonding with the baby. This reduces the shock on both the baby and siblings when it's time to go home.