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Labor & Delivery at PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital

Expectant mothers experience childbirth in a friendly, professional and technically advanced environment at PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital.

Moms-to-be can take classes in childbirth, infant care and breastfeeding, and can pre-admit by doing paperwork ahead of time. When they arrive for delivery, expectant moms come to an inviting registration area with a welcoming staff.

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Visitors

  • Driving directions
  • Visitors may use the waiting room on 8 North which is shared with the NICU.
  • Two visitors (the support person already counts as 1 visitor) are allowed in the LDR and postpartum rooms. Visitors are not allowed to switch with another person during visit.
  • We suggest that post-partum visitors, other than the main support person, keep their visits brief to allow for rest, healing and bonding.
  • The support person may either get food in the cafeteria (located in the basement) or order delivery (pick up at the main entrance).
  • Children are not allowed.

Please note that temporary visiting hours are in place due to COVID-19:
One support person may be present during the delivery and post-partum; one support person allowed overnight

Hospital Stay

The length of stay for the following options are as follows:

  • Vaginal delivery is 48 hours or 2 days after delivery
  • Cesarean delivery is 96 hours or 4 days after delivery

Newborn Care

  • Once you have recovered from delivery, you and your baby will be transferred to a post-partum room.
  • “Room In” with mom and baby is encouraged to promote breastfeeding.
  • Identification band must remain on your baby during your stay to ensure your baby’s safety.
  • Only OB doctors and nurses wearing a pink badge are allowed to move your baby out of your room.
  • The nurse will remove the ID band at the time of discharge.
  • Note: Please install car seat in your vehicle before discharge. More information on car seat safety available at www.carseat.org

NICU

If a baby requires very special care, PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital has level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) staffed 24 hours a day by a highly trained team of neonatologists, nurses, neonatal nurse practitioners and social workers.

A neonatologist is available for consultation with the obstetrician 24 hours a day. The maternal fetal medicine physician will help manage any maternal and fetal complications during pregnancy, while a neonatal team specializing in acute care for newborns attends all high-risk deliveries. Ultrasound equipment and operating suites are all close at hand. Our team of obstetrical anesthesiologists is also available 24 hours a day to make a mother’s labor more comfortable or to assist in any emergency.

Our NICU staff encourages important parent-infant bonding. Parents have 24-hour open visiting privileges and are encouraged to visit or call to check their baby’s progress as often as they like. Please note that 1 parent at a time may visit the NICU.

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Photo of the front entrance of PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital

Entrance

The main entrance is open 24 hours a day to a patient in labor. Security will screen the patient at the door before allowing the patient to go to the Labor and Delivery Unit.

Photo of the Shatto parking structure

Parking

Main parking structure is located across the street from main entrance on Shatto Street.

Photo of the front desk in the main lobby

Main Lobby

Photo of the main lobby

Main Lobby

Photo of the main lobby

Main Lobby

Photo of a Labor, Delivery and Recovery room

Labor, Delivery, and Recovery

After being evaluated, moms go to one of 11 private LDR (labor, delivery and recovery) rooms. These home-like, pleasantly decorated rooms keep medical equipment behind the scenes but quickly accessible. Family members including siblings and grandparents are welcome.

Please note that temporary visiting hours are in place due to COVID-19:
One support person may be present during the delivery and post-partum; one support person allowed overnight

Photo of a Labor, Delivery and Recovery room

Labor, Delivery, and Recovery

After being evaluated, moms go to one of 11 private LDR (labor, delivery and recovery) rooms. These home-like, pleasantly decorated rooms keep medical equipment behind the scenes but quickly accessible. Family members including siblings and grandparents are welcome.

Please note that temporary visiting hours are in place due to COVID-19:
One support person may be present during the delivery and post-partum; one support person allowed overnight

Photo of an Operating Room in Labor and Delivery

Cesarean Delivery

In cases where a cesarean section is planned or becomes necessary, two technically advanced operating rooms are located in the unit. A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) staffed by a team of neonatologists, nurses and respiratory care practitioners are present for all Cesarean deliveries.

Photo of a Postpartum room

Postpartum Rooms

Postpartum rooms are located on 8 South.

Following delivery, new mothers stay in one of 36 private, recently refurbished post-partum rooms. They are equipped with all the supplies the baby needs including diapers, shampoo, wipes and pacifiers. To promote bonding, babies stay with mom. A reclining chair or cot accommodates partners who wish to stay overnight.


Please note that temporary visiting hours are in place due to COVID-19:
One support person may be present during the delivery and post-partum; one support person allowed overnight

Photo of a Postpartum room

Postpartum Rooms

Postpartum rooms are located on 8 South.

Following delivery, new mothers stay in one of 36 private, recently refurbished post-partum rooms. They are equipped with all the supplies the baby needs including diapers, shampoo, wipes and pacifiers. To promote bonding, babies stay with mom. A reclining chair or cot accommodates partners who wish to stay overnight.

Please note that temporary visiting hours are in place due to COVID-19:
One support person may be present during the delivery and post-partum; one support person allowed overnight

Photo of the bathroom area of a PostPartum room

Postpartum Rooms

Postpartum rooms are located on 8 South.

Following delivery, new mothers stay in one of 36 private, recently refurbished post-partum rooms. They are equipped with all the supplies the baby needs including diapers, shampoo, wipes and blankets. To promote bonding, babies stay with mom. A reclining chair or cot accommodates partners who wish to stay overnight.


Please note that temporary visiting hours are in place due to COVID-19:
One support person may be present during the delivery and post-partum; one support person allowed overnight

Photo of a triage room

Triage Room

Upon initial arrival to the hospital, patients are evaluated for admission to the LDR.

Photo of a triage room

Triage Room

Upon initial arrival to the hospital, patients are evaluated for admission to the LDR.