Flexible rooming-in (partial)
Maternity departments A and B at the Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital have a flexible rooming-in policy where according to the mother's wishes, she and the baby will stay together during the day, and the baby will sleep in the newborn nursery at night. During their stay in the Department, mother and baby are both treated by the same nurses.
The baby remains next to his mother during the day in a quiet and calm environment which encourages bonding and breastfeeding according to the baby's needs. A pediatrician will visit the mother in the maternity ward in the presence of the treating nurse which allows the mother to get information, ask questions and be a partner in treatment decisions.