Hospitals Enact Policies to Curb Early Childbirth
Goal is to reduce elective C-sections, inductions before 39 weeks, study says
Preemies' Increased Survival Comes With No Rise in Disabilities: Study
Still, better care recommended for very early babies, researchers say
U.S. Infant Mortality Rates Finally Dropping Again: Report
After years of no change, overall rate declined 12 percent from 2005 to 2011
Lullabies Soothe Preemies, Parents Alike
Study looked at music therapy combining songs and special womb-like sounds
Working While Pregnant Won't Harm the Baby, Study Finds
Employment didn't raise risk of preterm, low birth-weight baby, researchers report
Plastics Chemical BPA Common in 'Preemie' ICU: Study
Banned in sippy cups and baby bottles, it's present in hospital equipment; health risk unclear
Here are some tips and guidance for safe travels while you’re pregnant.
A healthy, well-balanced diet during pregnancy can also help to minimize some pregnancy symptoms such as nausea and constipation.
Regular exercise, with the approval of your physician or midwife, can often help to minimize the physical discomforts of pregnancy and help with the recovery after the baby is born.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), monkeypox, and a host of diseases can find their way into people from animals.
Certain medical conditions may complicate a pregnancy.
Certain symptoms should be reported to your physician immediately, during any stage of the pregnancy.
Comprehensive pregnancy and childbirth services
Having a baby is one of the most exciting and rewarding times in a woman’s life, and Woman's Hospital is dedicated to providing expectant mothers and newborns with the finest care during this special time. Our high-quality maternity services are provided by obstetricians, labor and delivery specialists, nurses and other caring professionals in a welcoming, comfortable environment.
You’ll find the full spectrum of care from prenatal to post-partum care, including high-risk pregnancy care and advanced labor and delivery services. Our comprehensive care extends beyond delivery, with a full range of educational resources for new parents.
Woman's Hospital's comprehensive care begins in the earliest stages of pregnancy, with prenatal checkups and services tailored to your specific needs. You'll learn about proper nutrition and work with your obstetrician to develop a birth plan, choose a pediatrician, and get properly prepared.
High-risk pregnancy care
Perinatologists (doctors who specialize in high-risk pregnancy care) are available to manage pregnancy-related conditions such as gestational diabetes or preeclampsia, as well as provide specialized care for those with existing medical conditions.
Labor and delivery
Our state-of-the-art delivery rooms provide everything doctors, nurses and other maternal specialists need to provide you with excellent care. Experienced labor and delivery staff utilize advanced medical technology, and have the expertise to manage C-section (cesarean) births and other surgical procedures.
Caring maternity nursing staff members are available to provide breastfeeding assistance and education, and classes for new mothers are available.
Support services and education
Woman's Hospital offers a variety of classes to prepare mothers and families before and after the birth of a child.
OB, Infant & Pediatric Nutritional Education Information
Below you will find excellent nutritional information for:
Breasfeeding Moms: NutritionNotesfortheBreastfeedingMom.pdf
Birth - 6 Months: BirthToSixMonths.pdf
6 - 12 Months: SixtoTwelveMonths.pdf
1 - 2 Year Olds: OneToTwoYearOld.pdf
3- 5 Year Olds: ThreeToFiveYearOld.pdf
6- 11 Year Olds: SixtoElevenYearOld.pdf
At Woman's Hospital, we've delivered over 25,000 babies in the past 35 years, and to us, the last birth we will assist with today is as special as that first one back in 1975. Each birth is special, and we feel privileged to contribute to the wonderful memories associated with each one by providing the safest birth experience and compassionate care. The labor and delivery units at Woman's Hospital are staffed 24 hours a day by some of the area's top-rated obstetricians, neonatologists and nurses, as well as a staff trained in advanced obstetrical care.
Woman's Hospital offers private labor and delivery rooms, a surgical suite, and a modern recovery room. The postpartum units have been renovated to include large, well-appointed rooms that offer all of the comforts of home. For the safety and well-being of infants, Woman's Hospital is equipped with the latest technology, including a fully-equipped Level II neonatal intensive care unit. From the moment a patient arrives, the staff of labor and delivery, postpartum care, and baby nurseries work together as a team to provide a birthing experience our patients will never forget.
Woman's Hospital is staffed by breastfeeding specialists (nurses specializing in breastfeeding) to assist patients with infant care and breastfeeding. We encourage breastfeeding, and will do everything possible to make this a positive experience for mother and baby. The breastfeeding specialists visit all mothers within the first 24 hours after delivery and, along with the nursing staff are available to help patients with breastfeeding techniques and various aspects of your infant's care (holding, feeding, bathing and dressing). In addition to assisting with breastfeeding and infant care while patients are in the hospital, the breastfeeding specialists are available after patients are discharged to answer any questions.
- Breastfeeding Specialists - IBCLC Certified Lactation Consultant
- Labor, Delivery and Recovery Units
- Neonatal Intensive Care Units
- Obstetric Sonography
- Prenatal Classes
- Spacious, Comfortable Maternity Suites
- Well-Baby Nursery
To help prepare for the big event, several educational classes for expectant mothers and family members are offered on a rotating basis throughout the year at Woman's.
- Four-Week Child Birth Classes
- Breastfeeding Instruction
- Breastfeeding Support Group
- Infant CPR/Safety
- Sibling Class
- Weekend Childbirth Class
- Car Seat Safety
- Nutrition Class