Head nurse: Mrs. Tzipi Refael
Maternity Ward C (Gimel) at Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital works in an innovative method called "Complete Rooming-in". It is a first department of it's kind in Israel and the only one in the Jerusalem area which allows the mother and the baby to stay together, according to the mother's wishes, without separation from birth until leaving the hospital. This way the baby recieves a feeling of security and tranquility, hearing his mother's voice, smelling her smells and having all his needs immediately met.
Staying in the Complete Rooming-in department contributes to strengthening the bond between the mother and child, already starting in the delivery room with the first breast feeding. During your stay at our department we will allow you to recover quickly from the birth and provide you with support and instruction in the first breastfeeding by specialized counselors. Our staff will instruct you and give you important knowledge for baby care (and mother care), concerning many health-promotion issues, such as: baby care safety during the first year of life, strengthening pelvic muscles, primary parenthood and more. The instructions are given individually by treatment-coordinating nurses in the instruction room and personally in the hospitalization rooms. All these actions will contribute to increasing confidence, knowledge and practical tools to assist you s you are discharged to go home with your baby.