Mother Baby Department

Our bestBeginnings department is focused on providing an atmosphere that is calm and friendly. We give our patients personalized and family centered care. Our bestBeginnings staff provides postpartum care for mothers and their babies with dedication, devotion, and expertise.  

bestBeginnings Program Focus is:
  • Providing a Birth Friendly and Calming Environment
  • Bonding with the Mother and Father is promoted and Strongly Encouraged
  • Breastfeeding Support 7 Days a Week
  • Personalized and Family Centered Maternity Care
  • Excellent Developmentally Responsive NICU Care


We recognize the importance of every hour of the day when taking care of a newborn, especially within the first several days. At Parkview, we keep mother and baby together during the entire duration of your stay.

We encourage fathers or significant others to stay the night! A complimentary meal coupon will be provided for the mother’s support person. The average stay for a vaginal delivery is 1-2 days and 2-3 days for cesarean delivery. State law requires you to protect your infants by securing them in a federally approved car seat at all times while they are a passenger in any vehicle. This includes going home from the hospital. If you cannot provide a car seat for yourself, Parkview will provide one for you upon request.
At Parkview's bestBeginnings, we are an elite group of only 5% of hospitals in the U.S. to be awarded Baby-Friendly Designation. The Baby-Friendly Designation is given after a rigorous on-site surey is completed. This prestigious international award recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer the optimal level of care for breastfeeding, including highly trained lactation staff and support after discharge. Based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, this international award recognizes birthing facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence, and skills needed to successfully breastfeed their babies.