During the 10-day visit, your baby’s footprints will be added to our “walls of fame,” where over 3,800 babies have made their marks on the Birth Center. Bring a camera and a loved one to help capture the moment!
If you choose to circumcise, the nurse-midwife can perform the procedure in an extended 10-day visit. We wait until your baby is over eight days of age because blood clotting factors are at their peak at this time, and the baby has had time to learn to nurse and put on weight.
Our Dads stay in the room to soothe the baby while most mom’s choose to wait in the park. Upon completion, both parents stay for approximately one hour to nurse the baby as we complete observation. The use of Sweet-Ease® and a local anesthetic, Lidocaine, make this procedure easier for the baby. Some babies do not cry at all.