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Labor & Delivery

Trust the experience of the PIH Health team when it’s time to deliver your baby.

Access to a Provider 24/7

Access to a PIH Health doctor or midwife is a phone call away.  You’ll have immediate access anytime day or night, seven days a week, when you experience any of the following concerns:

  • Back pain or pressure
  • Abdominal pain or contractions
  • Water leaking
  • Decreased fetal movement
  • Bleeding

Advanced Technology

Advanced ultrasound imaging is available. Central fetal monitoring with remote access allows physician and nursing staff to observe your baby’s response to labor even when they are not in the room. Bluetooth wireless fetal monitoring is also available and allows you to move more freely during labor.

Birthing Suites

Experience labor, delivery and recovery in a private, home-like birthing suite designed for comfort and bonding. You’ll appreciate that all rooms include:

  • Private bathroom and shower
  • State of the art medical equipment
  • Sofa bed or recliner for your support person
  • Rocking chair
  • Table and chairs
  • Flat screen television with a Newborn Education Channel in English and Spanish
  • Free Wi-Fi access

High-Quality Birth Care Team

Count on your care team to put the health of you and your baby first. Your birth care team includes:

  • Board-certified obstetricians on duty 24 hours a day
  • Experienced registered nurses with certifications in Advanced Fetal monitoring, advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), neonatal resuscitation (NRP), basic life support (BLS) and specialized certifications.
  • Neonatologist available on duty 24 hours a day
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Social workers dedicated to mother and child
  • Specialized anesthesiologists on duty 24 hours a day
  • Spiritual care team

Labor Support & Comfort Options

Rely on your care team to follow your birth plan as closely as possible and keep you comfortable with pain management options, such as:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Birthing and peanut balls
  • Breathing techniques
  • Massage
  • Pain medicines, including epidural
  • Relaxation techniques, such as guided imagery
  • Warm shower
  • Strategic positioning to shorten labor
  • Walking and movement

Cesarean Birth (C-Section)

In the event you need to deliver your baby surgically by cesarean birth (C-section), you’ll appreciate that our high-tech surgical suites are just down the hall from your birthing suite. Your infant and support person will remain with you during post-surgical recovery to enable you to have your Golden Moments bonding time.

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

We also offer vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) when appropriate. You and your physician will discuss if you are a candidate for this option.

Special Care for Your Baby

Get fast access to our Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) if your baby needs a higher level of care after birth.

Mother Baby Care

Turn to the compassionate care team at PIH Health to help you bond with your baby. Benefit from couplet care ― having the same nurse as your baby. This means your nurse can care for you both as you bond.

Rooming-In

Enjoy having your baby stay with you until you go home. This will enhance your family bonding, enabling you to understand the uniqueness of your newborn. Rooming in gives you the opportunity to have continued skin to skin bonding time.  A maternal newborn nurse will bathe your baby in your room so you can observe the first bath.  The Pediatrician will also come to your bedside and evaluate the baby and provide newborn education and answer any of your questions.

Breastfeeding Support

If you choose to breastfeed, get the support you need from our breastfeeding support team to be successful. Our lactation team includes International Board Certified Lactation consultants, Certified Lactation Educators and Registered Nurse Lactation Specialists. 

Discharge/preparation for discharge

Prior to going home:

  • Our birth clerks will visit your suite and prepare paperwork needed to submit for your infants Birth certificate (facsimile).
  • A professional photographer is available to take the first photo of your child.
  • If you are discharged with any medications, we offer bedside delivery by pharmacy.

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