Maternity Overflow Ward

One of the great things about the hospital I’m delivered at is that they have an overflow ward in the Main Hospital for moms and babies following the birth. It’s a quieter wing with only a few rooms and the rooms themselves, while technically built for two adult patients, have only one bed remaining and are huge.

Just like the main Labor and Delivery Ward, the doors are secured with an alarm monitoring system.

The nurses must be consulted to leave the floor as well.

The ward had two sources of extra snacks, this room with a refrigerator which features popsicles in the freezer and a dish up front in the nursing station that had chips, granola bars and more.

I was told that exercise was important to my recovery, so I took William out for a walk in his basinet to explore the ward as was allowed. I did not see any other mothers when I did, though they may have gone at other times.

One of the nurses told me that a previous patient had called it the country club wing for the extremely personal feel they had on it. This nurse even let me take lots of pics for her style of swaddling him – each nurse had a slightly diffenet technique.

I really love the hospital’s clear basinetts to see al of baby through.

I was told that only moms and babies that were easy and stable cases were admitted to the wing as they had a smaller nursing staff and were further out from NICU and other staff at Labor and Delivery.

I’m so glad do be on such a great boutique type ward with personable staff for my recovery.

~ Danielle


45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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