The “Golden Hour”
At STEGH, we value the first hour of baby’s life and how it can impact bonding, health, and feeding. We have a policy named “The Golden Hour”, which states that for the first hour of baby’s life (unless medically contraindicated) baby is to stay with mom and the birth partner; no other visitors. As soon as the umbilical cord has been cut, the baby will be placed skin-to-skin on mom's chest (provided that mom has indicated that she wants skin-to-skin and that both mom and baby are doing well).
Visitors are welcome to wait in our waiting room during this time, and are more than welcome to visit baby once the Golden Hour is through. We appreciate the patience of our visitors.