Our supportive obstetrics team offers a range of services for 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 (NICU). 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.
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 toward 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.
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. Click here to see a full list of available classes.