Mother/Baby Unit Amenities
The Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder Center for Maternity Care at The Mount Sinai Hospital offers therapeutic massages at a nominal rate. A licensed masseuse performs a twenty -minute massage for our postpartum patients, as well as infant touch therapy for newborns under care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. A postpartum massage helps adjust the body to prepare for the coming challenges and joys of mothering. Birthing, posture changes, breastfeeding, and carrying a baby may cause shoulder, hip, and back strain that can be relieved by the hands of our certified masseuse. To request a massage, speak with your doctor to obtain permission. The Guest Service Manager will schedule your nurturing touch massage during your stay.
Breast Pump Rentals and Sales
The Breast Pump Rental and Sales are located in the Klingenstein Pavilion, 1176 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029, 8th Floor Room 5. The retail hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm. You may call 212.241.2176 to schedule an appointment. You can also purchase the breast pump and accessories in Lori's Gift Shop, conveniently located in the Klingenstein Pavilion lobby, in our waiting area.
Lactation Services / Consultation
Our Board Certified Lactation Consultants routinely provide intensive breastfeeding classes for all the mothers and babies on each of the mother/infant units in the Lauder Center. Participants engage in breastfeeding skills such as position, latch, and suck assessment. Through the class instruction and the excellent nursing care by the unit staff, mothers receive the help they need to begin their breastfeeding journey. Patients determined to need additional education and/or breastfeeding support will be evaluated by the Lactation Consultant staff. The Lactation Consultants will also see mothers with babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery, when necessary, to provide breastfeeding education and support.
Baby's First Day Photography
To capture the memories of your newborn bundle of joy, the Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder Center for Maternity Care at The Mount Sinai Hospital have partnered with Gaga Baby Photos. Brochures are available in the Klingenstein Pavilion admitting office, as well as in each Mother/Infant unit. The Guest Service Manager will be able to advise you when the photographer is available for your no obligation photo session. To select from a wide range of packages, please visit Gaga Baby Photos.
Laptop Usage / Wireless Internet
Stay connected in the hospital with free wireless connectivity. Patients and visitors can now access the Internet using their wireless-equipped laptops and other wireless devices during their stay at the Lauder Center for Maternity Care at The Mount Sinai Hospital. We offer limited free laptop usage. You may request access to use of one of our mobile laptops units from the Guest Service Manager or Social Services.
Lori's Gift Shop
The Gift Shop is conveniently located in the Klingenstein Pavilion lobby and waiting area. Operated by Lori's Gifts, the shop offers a wide variety of gifts including fresh flowers, balloons, greeting cards, stuffed animals, figurines, home décor items, candles and lotions, and jewelry. The shop also provides delivery services to the rooms of hospitalized patients at no additional charge. Hospital patients also appreciate the selection of sleepwear such as bath robes, pajamas and slippers. Newborn presents and children's amusements such as toys and coloring books are available, as well as an assortment of magazines, books, sundries, personal care items, and snacks.
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