Nurturing Healthy Beginnings

January 06, 2017
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Shhhh ... It's Quiet Time

An article on the National Institutes of Health website reports that daily quiet time during postpartum hospital stays can be beneficial for new mothers and can contribute to a safe, healing environment.

To support the best patient experience, our maternity ward observes “Quiet Time” every day from 2 to 4 p.m. During these hours, the hallway lights are dimmed, visits from nurses and others are put on hold (unless a patient isn’t feeling well), and new parents have a chance to spend uninterrupted time alone with their newest family member.

“This time is designed to help our patients get the rest and privacy they need,” says Jessica Silva, RN, Director of Women’s Services at Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center. “Having quiet time also gives new parents a chance to bond with their babies and take in the whole idea of parenthood.”

The Obstetrics Department at Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center offers labor and delivery, natural childbirth, cesarean section and epidural in a warm, family-friendly environment. To arrange a free tour of our facilities, please call 830-872-2710.