At Maui Memorial Medical Center, we work to make your childbirth experience one of comfort, joy and love. We offer comprehensive, research-based, family-focused care to support you and your baby from pregnancy through infancy and beyond.
Choosing a maternity center is one of the biggest decisions you'll ever make. Among the many comforting reasons to have your baby at Maui Memorial Medical Center is knowing he or she will be cared for at one of the leading facilities for newborns--all in a safe, family-friendly environment. Babies born at MMMC and their moms benefit from a dedicated and compassionate maternity team.
What to Expect
It is our goal to assist you in having a positive and safe birthing experience.
- We suggest that you pre-register prior to your due date so our admitting office can prepare your paperwork and save you time when you are ready to deliver. You must stop by admitting with EACH admission, even for outpatient services, including non-stress testing.
- Room assignments are made when you are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, including private rooms. We have three private rooms and ten semi-private rooms (two persons to a room sharing a bathroom and shower). There is an added charge for private rooms. These charges are not covered by your insurance.
- When you come in to have your baby, enter through the main hospital entrance at the front of the building in the Kahului Tower, from 5:30 A.M. to 8:30 P.M. If after those hours, please drive to the emergency department and an admitting clerk will bring you directly to the Maternity Unit.
- Our hospital policy on coaches in Labor and Delivery is that there are to be no more than THREE FOR EACH PATIENT. This includes Doulas. If you have a Doula, you may have two other coaches. Our space is limited and this is to maintain safety for all. Children under the age of 12 are NOT permitted in Labor and Delivery during labor and birth. After the birth, if your condition permits, then they may visit. If you have children, please make arrangements for someone to watch them at home or in our waiting area. This includes visits for testing and pre-admission for cesarean section.
- Unfortunately, due to limited space we are unable to accomodate overnight guests with Mom and Baby in the Maternity Unit.
- The switchboard does not routinely place phone calls to patients in the labor rooms. Please let your families and friends know that you will keep them informed.
- Once you have delivered and are in your postpartum room, the operator will connect phone calls to your room. The direct number into your room is on the wall above your bed in postpartum. After 10:00 P.M., calls are not transferred to your room, however you may call out. Dial 9, wait for a dial tone, and then make your call. The number to the hospital is (808) 244-9056. The use of cell phones is prohibited in the hospital. To call long distance, dial 0 for the operator.
- After your delivery and recovery, you will be transferred by wheelchair to the postpartum floor. Your baby will be taken to the nursery in a crib for an initial exam and bath.
- When your baby is born, an identification band will be placed on Mom, Dad/Support person, and two on baby. All bands will have the same numbers and information, which will identify you and your baby as belonging to each other. DO NOT REMOVE THE BRACELET UNTIL BABY GOES HOME! Your bracelet will allow you to see your baby in the nursery in the event that baby cannot come out to your room due to illness or if baby must stay longer than you. This also allows your support person to visit at times other than general visiting hours. The nurse will check these bands when your baby is brought to you from the nursery. Once a baby and family are banded, we do not change the bracelets. Please decide who your support person will be and know that this cannot be changed once they are banded.
- The Maternity Unit is a secured area and the entrance doors are locked at all times. When family/visitors come, they need to press the intercom button next to the door. The staff will respond and unlock the door. Please be patient for a response as the staff may be in patient rooms caring for patients.
- Please use good hand washing before caring for baby. This is the best way to prevent spreading of germs to your baby. If anyone is ill and wants to visit, please ask them not to visit so you and your baby do not get sick.
- We encourage you to keep your baby with you whenever possible. Staff and Pediatricians will be assessing your baby at your bedside. Lab testing and other procedures such as circumcision and immunizations will be done in the Nursery. At midnight, your baby will be brought into the nursery briefly in order to do a weight check, and then brought back to you.
- Baby’s first photographs are available through a photo kiosk that is located on the postpartum unit at the end of the hall. You will be given a Birth Print Baby ID card which allows you to access your photos at any time.
- If you know the night before that you will be going home the next day, we suggest you send some of your flowers and gifts home with your family in order to make it easier on the day of discharge.
- Before you leave, be sure to complete the birth certificate with the Birth Certificate Clerk. You may request a Social Security number for your baby at this time. It takes up to 3-4 months to receive the number. Upon discharge from hospital, please complete and send your request for copy of birth record along with a $10 money order or cashier’s check to the State Department of Health.
- When Mom and Baby have been cleared for discharge, a transporter will escort them to the front entrance. Do not park at the front entrance; the Valet will bring your car to you if you are parked with them.
- You and your baby will be given specific instructions by your doctors and nurses. Please keep this information for reference. Be sure to make follow-up appointments as instructed and keep those appointments.
- For verification of your baby’s birth for your insurance or any other agency, you can call Health Information Management (Medical Records) here at the hospital, on the 2nd floor at (808) 442-5213, open 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Monday-Friday excluding Holidays, and request a Verification of Live Birth.
What to Bring
- For You
- Nursing bras
- Robes & Slippers
- Toiletries & Cosmetics (soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush & toothpaste)
- Breast Pump (if desired)
- Change of clothes to wear home (recommend: 5 month pregnancy clothes)
- For Baby
- Blanket or shawl
- Receiving blanket
- Nightgown, shirt or sweater
- Cap or hat
- Socks or booties
- Don't forget your installed infant car seat. Baby must ride home in an approved infant car seat. Information about child seat safety laws in the State of Hawaii is available by visiting the State's Department of Transportation website.
Please note that hospital linens, such as blankets and t-shirts cannot be taken home at discharge.
Thank you for choosing MMMC to be a part of this special time for you and your family!
We want to help you share the good news with the help of Maui Memorial's Web Nursery. Please click here for additional information, or to meet the newest member of your family.
Support person w/ID Band: 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.
General Visiting Hours: 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M