Postpartum Delivery RoomYou've made it through labor and met your baby for the first time - now what happens? Baby will be taken to the weighing station where mucus and fluid is sucked from the mouth and the initial Apgar score is noted. Length and weight, footprints and handprints are completed and baby is given a bracelet that matches yours for security reasons. A thick smear of antibiotic jelly is placed on each eye.

Some babies are then returned to mom for a short bit before heading off to the nursery for additional care, testing and monitoring. If baby needs a warmer to regulate body heat, your time with him or her may be limited for the first few hours.