Beyond the pleasant setting and the one-room approach, the
Birth Center is staffed with experienced obstetrical nurses who
believe in teaching new families one-on-one about post-partum and infant
Specially trained staff provide lactation services along
with education, support and assistance to nursing mothers. Doulas (volunteer
labor coaches) are available to assist those in labor if requested.
Once the new family goes home,
follow up support is available from obstetrical nurses who are just a phone call
away to answer questions during the first few days after discharge from the
hospital.New mothers are invited and encouraged to return to the Birth Center for baby weight checks two days after discharge. At this time
babies are checked for jaundice. We also continue breastfeeding education,
encourage feeding support, and perform an assessment on the baby. This
information is given to your physician.
In addition to childbirth, the Birth Center
provides accommodations for ante-partum testing, gynecological-related
procedures, post-operative care for surgeries and care for pregnancy related