After Delivery

Bringing Up Baby

Soon after your little bundle of joy has arrived, you’ll be ready to take your new family home. St. Mary’s is ready to help you care for your baby—the information in this section will equip you to handle common health issues and potential problems you might encounter.

Car Seat Testing

It is recommended that an infant whose weight is less than 5lbs 8oz at birth or less than 37 weeks gestation will complete a test known as car seat angle tolerance.  This test is done prior to dismissal, usually in between feeding times.  The test last anywhere from 90 minutes – 2 hours depending on the distance that the infant will travel the most in a car seat.  This test determines if the infant can tolerate the position of the car seat for the longest period suggested.