You and your physician decide what day you are ready to go home. Discharge time is between 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Your nurse will help you get ready and will take you and your baby to your car. Remember, each baby needs to ride home in an infant car seat.
If you haven't already done so, please remember to call your health insurance company as soon as possible to add your new infant to your insurance policy.
Child seat inspections
Not sure how to install your infant car seat? Would you like someone to take a look to be sure that you have installed your seat correctly? Riverside Regional Medical Center offers free child safety seat inspections and installations.
When: Third Thursday of every month, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. or 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., by appointment only.
Where: Riverside Emergency Department
Appointment: call 757-875-7880
Getting back in shape
Remember to take good care of yourself as well as baby. Follow your physician's advice on nutrition, activity and rest. Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center offers personal Nutrition Counseling as well as a Strong Moms exercise classes for new mothers.