The Mother-Baby Unit at the UVM Medical Center
For years, The University of Vermont Medical Center has provided warm, personal care to expectant mothers in a modern birthing facility. To ensure that the place mothers stay after a child is born is just as extraordinary we have renovated the Mother-Baby Unit.
The new Mother-Baby Unit at the UVM Medical Center is a comfortable place to welcome your newborn.
The Mother-Baby Unit features the following:
- Private bathrooms in most rooms.
- A comfortable sleeping space in most rooms for supporting family members.
- A comfortable waiting area for families and visitors.
- Extra rooms to be used in times of unexpected high census to ensure all mother-baby patients are able to stay in the Mother-Baby Unit with expert nursing care and attention provided by experienced staff.
- A room on the unit that can accommodate bariatric patients safely and comfortably.
Join us for a tour and information session!
Receive a guided tour of Labor & Delivery and the Mother Baby Unit with a Registered Nurse to answer your questions. The tour will start with an informational session and end with time for questions after visiting each unit.
REGISTRATION: Email Kayla & Holly at: DischargeEducationUVMHealth [dot] org
TOUR LOCATION/DIRECTIONS: From the garage at The UVM Medical Center, take McClure elevators to the 7th floor. Once out, take a left and follow signs to the Mother/Baby Unit Visitors Lounge.
Mother-Baby Unit Welcome Policy
The Mother-Baby Unit has a Welcoming Policy in
While we have open Welcoming Policy, we respectfully request all visitors be aware that new parents need to rest, recover, and bond with their baby. Due to room size and care needs, we may occasionally limit the number of visitors. Please discuss any visiting requests with your nurse.
Download the Mother-Baby Welcome Letter for more detailed information about your stay.
Breastfeeding Support/Lactation Services
All Mother-Baby staff are experienced in supporting you and your newborn in those important first few days of breastfeeding. If you require more intensive support with breastfeeding, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is available most days. Home lactation services are also available in the community. Please check with your insurance company before your delivery to arrange for lactation support after discharge. Arrangement ahead of time ensures breastfeeding support right when you get home.
Going Home with Your Baby
It is strongly recommended that you have your car seat fitted to your car before delivery. There are many places near you that can provide this car seat fitting service, including many fire stations and police stations. Find a place for you. You can make an appointment at the hospital to have your car seat fitted by calling 802-847-1215 (appointment needed). Bring your newborn's car seat to the unit before discharge. Your baby will be discharged in the seat after the straps have been checked by your nurse.