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Women�s Health

Obstetrics / Maternity Services

Our Maternity Services Department offer expectant parents a warm, supportive environment with superb one-on-one nursing care. At Chester River Hospital Center, every attempt is made to help new parents enjoy the first hours and days with the newest member of their family.

From your pre-natal care to the birth of your baby we want every moment to be special. Chester River Hospital Center�s Maternity Services Department strives to help you realize this dream. We offer:

Comfortable, home-like birthing rooms.
Nurses and staff dedicated to making your pregnancy and
�� birth experience everything you�ve hoped for.
Wonderful care for you and your new baby � and some special perks,
�� too.
A variety of pre-natal education programs,including a one-day weekend
�� birthing class, to help parents prepare for the upcoming event.

Mothers are encouraged to visit the hospital to pre-register, tour the Maternity Services Department and meet the staff. The pre-registration process will reduce admitting time so you can concentrate on your baby�s arrival.

Birthing Rooms
Chester River Hospital Center�s Maternity Services Department is designed for safety, security and well cared for laboring patients. Whatever their choice of comfort measures, we have the staff and equipment to accommodate the needs of every parent.

The Hospital�s four Labor/Delivery/Recovery and Post Partum (LDRP) rooms are designed to allow labor, delivery and recovery to take place in one setting. The rooms are furnished with a multi-position birthing bed that converts for delivery, a glider-rocker, a reclining chair, a television set and a VCR. Each room has its own private bathroom and shower, and all meals are served to mothers in the LDRP rooms during their stay at the hospital.

When a mother needs rest, her baby will be cared for by her nurses in the secure nursery located in the unit.

One of our highly skilled nurses stays with each mother throughout active labor and delivery. After delivery, our nurses help mothers learn to care for their newborns.

If your doctor has recommended that you deliver by Cesarean, or if a Cesarean delivery becomes advisable during labor, we are ready. No matter which method of delivery you experience, your coach can be with you to offer support and share in the joy of this special time.

Visiting Hours
Your baby may stay with you in your room as much as you�d like, even when visitors are present. To help your new family get started, we offer flexible visiting hours for dads and siblings. Grandparents and other adults are welcome to visit for a short time during the regular visiting hours of 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. We will be glad to take baby�s first photos so friends and family can see the newcomer. If you choose to do so, your baby�s first photo may be viewed on our web nursery.

Chester River Hospital Center has made every effort to insure its Maternity Department is secure. Access to the unit is controlled; admittance is gained only after being identified by staff.

Post-Delivery Care
Our first priority is making sure you and your baby receive the best care possible. We assign one nurse on each shift to care for each of you. The nursing staff will provide 24-hour constant nursing supervision, answer questions and make you feel comfortable. Before you�re ready to leave the hospital your nurse will give you some tips for bathing, diapering, dressing, feeding, cuddling and enjoying your new baby when you get home.

Women who have chosen to breastfeed can depend on our lactation consultants for assistance and support while in the hospital and in the months to come by contacting the hospital Maternity Department.

The staff arranges for visits in the home for babies needing extra care. Home visits are available for both mothers and babies who choose early discharge.

Web Nursery
Click Here to view the online Web Nursery.


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