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At Women & Babies Hospital, we are committed to providing you and your family with an exceptional birthing experience. Our staff has the experience, training and equipment to handle every type of birth, with the safety and comfort of mom and baby as our top priority.

Obstetricians, family doctors, and midwives all deliver babies at Women & Babies Hospital. If your maternity provider has determined you are high-risk, we offer the services of a maternal-fetal medicine specialist (perinatologist). These highly trained physicians work hand-in-hand with your doctor or midwife.

When it’s time for your delivery, you can choose from a variety of birthing and labor options, along with the most advanced pain relief available. Neonatologists, anesthesiologists, and obstetrical physicians are on site 24/7. If you have specific preferences regarding your birth experience, we encourage you to write them down in a birth plan and review them with your care provider prior to labor and delivery. Bring your birth plan with you when you come to the hospital and we will do our best to accommodate your wishes. If there is any reason to suspect that your baby will have special needs when it is delivered, we will ask a team from our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to attend the delivery.

After delivery, new mothers, babies and their families enjoy the first days of a new life together in one of our private post-birth rooms. We encourage you to spend as much time as you want with your baby. Studies show that couplet care—keeping mom and baby together as much as possible—better prepares both for going home.

Features of the Women & Babies Hospital Experience

Post-Delivery Accommodations

After delivery, new mothers, babies and their families are moved to one of our private, comfortably furnished, post-birth rooms. You may choose to let your baby stay in your room with you, or you also have the option, any time, of having a nurse bring your baby back to the nursery. Once you deliver your baby, we notify your pediatrician, who will examine your baby in the nursery or right in your room.

We are committed to making this a special experience for families, and offer many services and amenities for your comfort and enjoyment during your stay. This special unit offers:

  • Spacious, private rooms that accommodate family and visitors
  • A supportive environment for breastfeeding
  • A massage and restaurant-style meal service
  • Exceptional nurses who apply a holistic approach to caring for mother and baby
  • In-room conveniences, like a vanity with hair dryer, private bathroom with shower, TV, and mini refrigerator
  • Additional space for families, including a lounge with kitchen area, children’s play area, and outdoor courtyard
  • WelcomeNewborn professional portrait photography

To create a healing environment, individual units set aside a quiet time each day for you to rest and spend one-on-one time with the newest member of your family. During quiet time, the lights on the unit are dimmed and staff refrain from unplanned interruptions. These times vary from unit to unit.

Safety and Security

Your family’s safety and peace of mind are our top priority. We’ve taken the necessary steps to ensure your baby’s well-being, including 24-hour on-site security, supplemented by the latest in security technology and an identification badge process.

Wrist bands are required to stay on your newborn at all times to properly identify your baby for treatment, medications, and any necessary procedures.

Upon admission, you may receive one or more wrist identification bands, which should not be removed until you are discharged from the hospital. The hospital uses bands for patient/parent identification and to communicate medical information to hospital staff. Color-coded bands are used as medical alert devices for specific conditions. To avoid confusion, do not wear charity bracelets or other bands on your wrist when you come to the hospital.

After your delivery, we provide infant medical screenings and, for babies who need it, the most advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the county.