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Baby nursery vs. 'rooming in' is a debate for new moms
The healthy baby nursery, once the hub of a maternity floor, is slowly being phased out as more hospitals encourage "rooming-in" or keeping the mother and her newborn together as much possible after birth. Though nurseries are still available, rooming in means the mother -- not the nurse -- is primarily responsible for taking care of the baby from the moment he or she is born.
By Julie Deardorff, Chicago Tribune reporter
November 17, 2013