ROOMING-IN OF NEWBORNS
1. All neonates delivered by normal spontaneous vaginal delivery without any maternal risk factors shall be roomed-in immediately preferably within 30 minutes post delivery after the following have been done:
1.1 Essential Newborn Care
1.2 Initial Physical Assessment and Examination by Resident in-charge
1.3 Clearance from Attending Physician
2. Well neonates delivered by C/S and difficult vaginal delivery (forceps/vacuum extraction) shall be observed first before rooming-in preferably within 4 hours.
3. All babies under the Lying-in Program delivered via NSVD, with good APGAR score, without maternal or neonatal risk factors are directly roomed-in with the mother.
4. All well neonates delivered outside Delivery Room will be roomed-in with the mother. Those needing close observation, incubator care or ventilatory support will be admitted to the PICU.