The Womancare Birth Center is designed to be a comfortable, intimate, family-centered environment where patients can labor, deliver, and recover, and the identified support person can be close at hand to support mom and welcome their new arrival or arrivals.
You are encouraged to bring music, speakers, and other supportive items which remind you of home, so that during your time in the Birth Center you can be as comfortable as possible.
At your care team’s discretion, the support person you choose to be part of your birthing experience can do so in a spacious room that is supported by the expertise and technology of one of the nation's finest obstetrical facilities.
The entire Labor, Delivery, and Recovery Rooms (LDRs) staff, from physicians to midwives to nurses to patient care technicians, take a personalized approach to your care, making every effort to create the birthing experience you've envisioned.
Everything needed for a safe, comfortable labor experience — fetal monitoring, anesthesia equipment, and a bed that pulls apart for delivery — is already in the room, but integrated into the surroundings to preserve the comfort and intimacy of the environment.
As labor progresses, you can take advantage of some of the innovative birthing options available at the Womancare Birth Center, such as hydrotherapy in showers with mobile shower heads, wireless fetal monitoring, and birthing balls. Pain relief options, should you choose to use them, are available through our 24-hour anesthesia services.
After delivery, you and your baby can enjoy the golden hour of skin-to-skin and first feeding. After the immediate recovery period, you and your newest addition will transfer to the Mother-Baby unit for the rest of your hospital stay.
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