Obstetrics

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Our supportive obstetrics team offers a range of services for all pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and post-pregnancy stages. Our obstetricians, nursing staff and technicians are well trained to manage both routine and high risk pregnancies. With the goal that every pregnancy results in a healthy mother and baby, our expert care uses the best in ultrasound, birth defect screening, diabetes management and fetal monitoring. Labor, delivery and recovery take place exclusively in private birthing suites at The Birthplace.

Maternity Care
Since The Birthplace opened in October 2004, it has garnered the attention of nurses, doctors and hospitals nationwide. It is noted as one of the most innovative birthing centers in the nation and was designed with one simple idea in mind — to provide the perfect environment for families to share one of life’s most amazing experiences. The Birthplace reflects our commitment to family centered care while celebrating and supporting the birth of a child. We are able to offer high risk obstetrical care and have a High Risk OB Nurse Navigator on staff to support the mother-to-be and her family during a high risk pregnancy.

Neonatal Intensive Care
Perhaps the most progressive feature in the Birthplace is our 16-suite Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Newborns requiring intensive care share a private room with their parents. Round-the-clock care is provided by board certified neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, and registered nurses. Our amenities allow parents to stay with their infants 24/7 if they wish, as each room features a pull out bed and recliner. Family spaces in the NICU include a dining area, living room, shower facilities, breast pumping room and laundry room.

Education
We offer a variety of pregnancy, child birth and parenting classes designed to help guide you through the special experience of growing a family. Our classes provide support and encouragement, share resources, promote wellness, and empower women to make informed choices about childbirth and parenting.

Breastfeeding
Beyond nutritional and economic advantages, breastfeeding has many life-long health benefits for both baby and mother. Breastfed babies tend to have fewer ear infections, colds and episodes of diarrhea. They are also less likely to develop obesity as adults. Moms who breastfeed return to their pre-pregnancy size more quickly and have reduced risk of developing breast cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis later in life. If you choose to breastfeed, our board certified lactation consultants and expert nurses are here to help you get started on having a successful breastfeeding experience.

Maternal Fetal Medicine
Maternal Fetal Medicine offers specialty care for women with risk factors that may affect their pregnancies. We work together with the referring obstetrician to create a treatment plan that achieves the best outcome for mom and baby. We are proud to have on staff a perinatologist, an obstetrician with additional training in maternal fetal medicine.

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