By Cheri Oser, Unit Director for Women and Neonatal Services at Ochsner
Couplet care places the newborn baby in the same hospital room as the room from the time after deliver until discharge from the hospital. This means the same nurse takes care of both the mom and the baby. This process can be very beneficial to both the mom and the newborn baby, with the main benefit being promotion of family bonding time. The time the mom and baby spend together also helps to start the breastfeeding process.
For more information on Ochsner Neonatal Services, click here: http://www.ochsner.org/services/neonatology/.