INDIVIDUALIZED LABOR PLANS
We encourage you to make a birthing plan that is suitable for you. Because women's perceptions of labor pain vary, so do their choices about pain management and comfort. Our staff's philosophy is to partner with you to enable the labor you envision. We have many options for non-medicated and medicated labor to help you through the process. Water birth, hypnobirth, jacuzzi, wireless fetal monitoring, birth balls, pain medications and epidurals are just some of our options for labor and delivery. We allow you to choose who will be present during your labor process.
INDIVIDUALIZED CARE IN PRIVATE SUITES
Providing quality care and comfort are our top priorities. Warm, inviting, private rooms offer Mom, baby and family all the comforts of home. Babies room-in with Mom and Dad so our nurses can educate the whole family on new baby and Mom care. Lactation consultants will visit each woman who chooses to breastfeed. We provide room-service style meals so that Mom may order her food according to her own schedule. For safety and security, all entrances to the Birth Center and visitors are invited in with your permission. Security cameras monitor the hallways.
Our experienced medical staff, including Board Certified OB/GYNs, Certified Nurse Midwives, Pediatricians, Anesthesiologists, Registered Nurses and Lactation Consultants believe in a philosophy of total care for the mother, baby, and family.
LEVEL II NURSERY
We offer a designated level II nursery, which means that we are able to provide your infant with an added level of care should the need arise. Our RN staff care for premature infants and infants who are having difficulty transitioning to life outside the womb. We are directly affiliated with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and consult with their specialized neonatal staff when necessary.
HOME VISITING NURSES
The hospital offers every woman a home visit with a maternal-newborn nurse. The nurse will call to schedule the visit within a few days of discharge. During the visit, she will do a complete physical exam of both mother and baby, and answer any questions that the new family may have. Each visit is individualized to meet the woman's specific needs. For more information, call (603) 740-3324.
For more information about Women & Children's Birth Center, please call (603) 740-2261.