CPT Erica Franklin–Wilkerson
SSG Alexander Ratliff IV
Provide quality, compassionate, and family centered care to the antepartum and postpartum patient and the newborn infant.
Main: (254) 288-8431
24 hours per day / 7 days per week
Bldg. 36000, Darnall Loop
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
The MBU in Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center is a 26 bed unit that supports exclusive couplet care. The mother and infant will remain together in the same room throughout the duration of hospitalization.
The unit has open visitation hours and family members are welcome at any time of the day or night. Visitation is not allowed for:
- Children less than 12 years of age who are not siblings
- Children who have colds or viruses
The postpartum patient is normally discharged 24-48 hours after an uncomplicated vaginal delivery as long as the newborn is feeding well and does not need any further medical intervention. A post-surgical cesarean section patient is normally discharged at 48 hours.
The MBU policies and procedures are in compliance with the following regulatory guidance:
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
- Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
page last modified on: 5/7/2013