Mother/Baby Unit

Couplet Care

Couplet care is provided by registered nurses. Couplet care is care for the mother and newborn by the same nurse. The couplet nurse assists with breastfeeding, newborn care, and postpartum care. Couplet care encourages rooming-in, which means that the newborn stays in the room with you to promote bonding.

Upon arrival to your postpartum room, you are shown where things are in your room and how to use the call bell system, television, and electronic beds.

Doctors visit patients in the morning and as needed throughout their stay.

Nutrition and Culinary Services

During your stay, the Nutrition and Culinary Team is dedicated to providing restaurant quality entrees along with excellent customer service. Bedside meal service is offered at approximately at 8:00 am (breakfast), noon (lunch) and 5:00 pm (dinner) for the new mother. Guest trays are also available at any meal period upon request for an additional cost.

In celebration of your new addition, the Nutrition and Culinary Team invites you and a guest to enjoy a complimentary meal at lunch or dinner during your stay at Mount Nittany Medical Center. This gourmet meal is served with tablecloth service and has gourmet menu options and sparkling cider for a toast. We look forward to meeting you soon, and enjoy our cuisine.

Smoking Policy

Mount Nittany Medical Center is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the hospital premises.

Mail & Flowers

Mail and flowers are delivered daily to patients by Medical Center volunteers. When sending a delivery to a patient, please use the address below:
Attn: (Patient's Name), 1800 E. Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803.


Patients can use their cell phones in heir rooms.

Television and Internet (WI-FI)

Televisions with cable access are available. Patient education channels provide programs about newborn care, postpartum care, and breastfeeding.

WI-FI is free throughout the hospital for patients and visitors. You  must ask for a password from nursing staff to access the WI-FI.

Newborn Photography

If you choose, professional photographers are available and will visit your postpartum room to take pictures of your newborn before you are discharged. You can view your portraits immediately in your hospital room. Custom portrait packages, birth announcements, and keepsakes are available to remember your special day.

Contact information:
Our 365 Newborn Photography
Phone number: 1.800.423.5431