After Your Baby is Born

Starting your life together

You, your baby and your family will enjoy the first days of a new life together in one of our private post-birth rooms. Each room is spacious enough to accommodate family and visitors. There is also a family lounge located on the unit.

If you have any questions or concerns about breastfeeding, infant care or your own recovery, our caring nurses and lactation consultants have the answers.

A secure and safe beginning

Your family’s safety and peace of mind is our first priority. We’ve taken every possible step to ensure your baby’s well-being and safety, including a 24-hour security staff, an advanced security camera system, and an identification badge and infant protection system. Be sure to remind your family and friends to register at the reception desk to receive required visitor badges.

Infant health screenings

To aid in identifying babies at risk, we perform blood testing to screen for a total of 52 metabolic diseases—an exhaustive screening that will give you added peace of mind. In addition, we perform a hearing test on each newborn prior to discharge so that any hearing loss can be detected and evaluated as soon as possible.

Share the joy with friends near and far

Make these moments last forever! Have your newborn's professional photos taken in the safety of your hospital room and receive all your images before you leave. UPMC Pinnacle Hanover has partnered with Dimples Family Photography to offer you professional photography in the safety & comfort of your hospital room.

Shop from the comfort of your room

If you or your baby need a prescription filled during your hospital stay, we’ll be happy to order it for you from our pharmacy, the Hanover Apothecary, located in the Medical Office Building, 310 Stock Street, Suite 1. Other medical supplies can also be ordered from them, including a full selection of breastfeeding supplies, breast pumps, baby slings, books and more. For your convenience, your supplies and medications will be delivered right to your room.