Term: Boarder Mother

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2013-10-04


A woman who has recently given birth, is well, and has completed her acute care, but is in hospital because her newborn is ill. A boarder mother may remain in hospital until the newborn is discharged, be transferred or later admitted to hospital to stay with the newborn as a companion.

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