1 Welcome to the Lois Hole Hospital for Women We trust this information will answer some of the questions you may have about giving birth to your baby at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women.
2 Please come directly to the hospital if: You feel you are in labor You have bright red bleeding You feel you are in an emergency situation You feel like the baby is not moving as much You feel the birth of your baby is about to happen You feel like your water has broken or you are leaking fluid
3 What should you bring to the hospital? For labor and delivery: Prenatal records Money for parking Lip cream/massage cream Washable robe and slippers Shower cap, toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash Coaching supplies- stop watch, snacks, pencil, paper Magazines, books, cards, music via battery operated device For maternal/child care unit: Change for pay phones Washable robe, gown, slippers Supporting bra, breast pads, underwear Toothpaste, toothbrush, sanitary pads (if you have your own preference), shampoo, comb, hairbrush, soap, deodorant Comfortable clothes to go home in Black ink pen for registration forms for birth certificates, etc.
4 Car Seat You will not require the baby s car seat until you are ready to go home with your baby. It is the law in Alberta that every baby must be in a car seat while in a private vehicle. Please bring your car seat, baby blankets, baby clothes and diapers to the hospital when the baby is discharged.
5 P The Lois Hole Hospital for Women is located in the Robbins Pavilion at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. P P P Entrance P Parking 10 minute drive through loading zone P
6 Parking By clicking on the link below, you are provided with the most current and complete parking information available. ospitalsfacilities/hf-pmap-royalalexandra-hospital.pdf
9 Clean Hands Alberta Health Services is committed to partnering with you in providing safe, quality care. You can help us stop germs by using the alcohol-based hand rubs located throughout the hospital or washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
10 If you aren t sure if your health care provider has cleaned their hands before coming into contact with you, it s okay to ask. Please remind others to clean their hands, such as your family members and friends, especially before coming into contact with your baby.
11 Verify Your Personal Identification We routinely check your identification. Upon arrival to the hospital, we will check to make sure your information matches the medical record. Before you receive care, medications, or undergo a procedure, we will ask you to confirm your identity by stating your name and we will check your arm band. We haven t forgotten who you are. This is a safety precaution.
12 Loading Zone At the main entrance, you are provided with a 10 minute loading zone. This zone is convenient for patient drop off and pick up.
13 Lobby The elevators are located in the main level lobby to take you to the labor and delivery unit 4 east.
14 Arrival to Labor and Delivery Proceed to the 4 th floor labor and delivery unit 4 east, turn left as you exit the elevators, and you will be greeted by the doctors and nurses at the main desk. Your support person is welcome to be with you.
15 Assessment/Induction Room You may be accompanied to unit 4 south if you have come to the hospital to for: assessment induction of labor or if you are in early labor
16 Baby Monitor Your nurse will discuss with you the reason for your visit. A baby monitor may be placed on your belly to listen to the baby s heart rate and record contractions you may be having.
17 Birthing Room If you are in active labor, you will be provided a birthing room. This is a room with the equipment needed for labor and delivery.
18 Closet There is a closet in each room for your belongings which includes a safe, but please leave valuables and large amounts of money at home.
19 Call-Bell System Your nurse will demonstrate the call-bell system available at your bedside and orientate you and your support person to your surroundings.
20 Bathroom Each birthing room has a private bathroom with a soaker bathtub and a shower. Water can feel very soothing in labor. Hair dryers are provided in all bathrooms. There are emergency call bells in the shower and by the toilet in case you need any assistance.
21 Birthing Bed Your birthing bed allows you to raise and lower the head and foot of the bed for your comfort The birthing beds are then transformed into a chair-type design for the birth of your baby.
22 Labor Lounge There is a small kitchen and labor lounge area for you to make a snack or walk around in. If you bring any food or drink from home which requires refrigeration, please label it with your name. Visitors will be directed to use the Visitors Lounge.
23 Your family and friends are encouraged to wait in the visitors lounge located just outside the labor and delivery unit. Visitor Lounge Courtesy phones are available in the visitors lounge. Long distance phone calls can be made from the payphones located in the main lobby. To protect the confidentiality and the safety of our patients, your visitors are not permitted to wait in the hallways.
24 You can help save a life, like Nate or Lilli, whose lives were saved by a stem cell transplant. Lilli, at 2 years old If you are delivering at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, please talk to your physician or midwife during your prenatal visits about your interest in donating your baby s cord blood. For additional information, call DONATE or visit us online Nate, at 1 ½ years old
25 Infant Care Center After the baby is born, he or she is usually placed on your tummy where the umbilical cord will be clamped and you or your support person can cut the cord. There is an infant care center in each birthing room with equipment such as oxygen and suction in case your baby needs additional care.
26 Your Newborn Your baby will be weighed, and an identification band with your name will be placed on your baby s ankle and wrist. If all is well, your baby is kept in the room with you and you can begin feeding your baby as soon as you and baby are ready. Following the delivery, you and your baby will be transferred to one of the maternal/newborn care unit, located on the 2nd and 3rd floor.
27 Newborn Resuscitation and Stabilization If your baby needs special care and monitoring, the labor and delivery unit and the operating room have immediate access to neonatal intensive care staff and equipment.
28 Operating Room There are 2 operating rooms located on the 4 th floor where a cesarean section can be done if you require it. If you have a spinal or epidural anesthetic for the cesarean birth, one support person may be able to attend the birth. A cesarean section takes approximately 1 hour.
29 Cesarean Section Recovery Room Your baby will go to the recovery room with you, if all is well. You and your baby will be in the recovery room for about one hour. One support person can be with you in the recovery room. Other visitors can see you and baby when you are transferred to the maternal/newborn care unit.
30 Twins The birth of twins, and other multiples, may occur in the operating room to accommodate the extra needed medical and nursing staff and equipment.
31 Maternal/Newborn Care Unit Unit 2 east and unit 3 east are the two maternal/newborn care units. You can expect to stay in the hospital for 24 hours following a vaginal delivery or 2 days following a cesarean section. There are three types of rooms and one will be booked for you after you have delivered your baby. You will receive your room preference if it is available.
32 Semi Private Rooms If you are staying in a semi private room you can expect to be sharing a room with another patient and baby. However, there are two closets and two safes. You share one bathroom.
33 Private Rooms You and your baby have the room to yourself with a private bathroom. A sleeping chair is available for your support person to rest in all private rooms. Fees apply for private rooms. Updated January 21, 2013
34 Enhanced Private Room This room has a homelike atmosphere with a queen size bed, big screen TV and accommodations for your support person. Fire and Safety regulations do not permit children to stay overnight. The queen size bed is not electric therefore the enhanced private room is not appropriate the first couple of days after a Cesarean birth. Fees apply for enhanced private rooms. Updated January 21, 2013
35 Bathroom The bathrooms on the maternal/newborn care units include a walk in shower and a hair dryer.
36 Visiting Hours: Labor and Delivery Unit: Maternal/Newborn Care Units: Significant others, family and grandparents may visit anytime if agreeable with Mom. General visiting hours are between 11:00 am and 8:00 pm.
37 Interactive Bedside Terminals (IBT) The interactive bedside terminal offers you entertainment services such as television, radio, phone, access to your , and the world wide web. You will also be able to access other useful information such as, resources on health conditions and treatments, daily menus, visiting hours, hospital amenities and site maps. Information and cost is available at your bedside.
38 Coffee Kiosk The Robbins Pavilion offers healthy nutritional choices for snack options. The coffee kiosk is located in the main lobby. Accepts cash and debit. Coffee Kiosk hours of operation are: 7:30 am 3:30 pm Monday Friday (closed weekends and holidays) Vending machines are located in the visitors lounge on each level.
39 Food Court Third party operated consumer food and beverage outlets are located in the Royal Alexandra Hospital Diagnostic Treatment Center basement level. Hours of operation vary.
40 Visit the resource center located on the 2 nd floor of the Robbins Pavilion. Turn right as you exit the elevators and proceed to the end of the hall. Resource Center Here you can access computers and educational information on a variety of health topics. Interpretive services are available. Resource Centre open: Monday to Friday 9:00 am 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm 3:00 pm (closed weekends and holidays)
41 Ted and Lois Hole Healing Garden Spend some personal time in the Ted and Lois Hole healing garden located on the 2 nd floor just around the corner from the resource center. The healing garden is subject to seasonal closure.
42 Robbins Chapel This is a spiritual sanctuary and sacred place set aside for private prayer, sacred services and practices. You can find the Robbins Chapel on the 2 nd floor of the Robbins Pavilion across from the healing garden.
43 Cultural, Spiritual and Religious Diversity Spiritual, and emotional care is encouraged as patients, residents and families rely upon their own beliefs. Multicultural and Aboriginal Culture Helpers are honored to provide ceremonies' and support.
44 Gift Shop The gift shop is located in the main lobby of the Robbins Pavilion and the Lois Hole Hospital for Women. Hours of operation vary.
45 Prenatal Classes Different types of prenatal classes and hospital tours are offered at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women. Registration is dependant on availability. Fee schedules vary. Please call for further information.
46 Congratulations in advance on the birth of your baby! If you have any questions, please speak to your primary healthcare provider at your regular prenatal appointment.
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