Tour of the Women’s Life Center at Newman Regional Health
The Women’s Life Center: Tour of Labor and Delivery Suite
As an expectant mother, you want the very best medical care to ensure that your baby is born healthy and that you stay strong enough to care for your newborn At Newman Regional Health we offer private rooms, the ideal setting during your special and very intimate time.
The Women’s Life Center: Tour of the Nursery
Newman Regional Health’s Nursery allows everyone to see your precious newborn baby for the first time and share the joy that your newborn baby brings.
The Level II Nursery is equipped to care for infants needing specialized care. Not only is the nursery for babies who need a little extra care, it is also for healthy babies of mothers who need some extra time to recover and rest after delivery. While no one likes to think about having problems with the birth of a child, it is reassuring to know that the staff of the Women’s Life Center is trained to respond to any unexpected emergency that may arise. Most infants who require specialized care remain near mother in our Intermediate Care (Level II) Nursery, which provides neonatal equipment and a specially trained staff to provide expert care around the clock for your baby.
Women’s Life Center: Tour of the Postpartum and Recovery Rooms
When you and your baby are moved to the mother-baby unit, identification bands will be issued to you, your baby, and the baby’s father or support person. Someone with an identification band must be with the baby at all times. Your baby will wear a special ID band, which triggers an alarm if the baby is removed from the mother-baby area without authorization.
You are encouraged to keep your baby with you in your room. You and your baby are cared for as a pair, receiving your nursing care from the same nurse. This promotes educational opportunities along with open communication between you and your nurse.
Postpartum rooms include cordless phones, microwaves, and refrigerators. After delivery and a short recovery time, you will move to a private postpartum room. Our family-centered care is designed for the health, comfort, and enjoyment of your family. You may spend as much time with your baby as you choose, keeping your baby in your room 24 hours a day if you desire. Our nurses will help you learn about baby care, feeding, after delivery self-care, and other related topics. Snacks and beverages are available to you at any time. Every room is equipped with amenities including microwaves and refrigerators, all donated by the Newman Auxiliary. Twin-size sleeper sofas, donated by the Newman Regional Health Foundation, in all postpartum rooms give new dads or other family members a place to rest and stay overnight while staying with mom and child.