Each mother on the Mother-Baby Unit will receive a Birth Certificate Work Booklet to be completed before discharge. Upon completion, the birth certificate will be given to the nurse so it can be sent to the city of White Plains. Both the birth certificate and the social security card will arrive in the mail at the address you provided roughly eight weeks later. If you are not legally married to the father of the baby, please let your nurse know. Paternity papers must be filled out if you would like the father’s name to appear on the birth certificate.
DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS CLASS
This class, provided while you are still in the Hospital, provides helpful instructions on bathing your newborn, umbilical cord care, diapering, swaddling, taking an infant’s temperature, circumcision care and other important parenting topics. The instructor will also teach you about the progression of your postpartum recovery over the next several weeks. The class is offered every evening after visiting hours in the family lounge across from the nurse’s station. All mothers and fathers are strongly encouraged to attend.