Labor, Delivery and Recovery
For the birth of your baby, we’ve prepared a private and spacious Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) suite. With an adjustable bed, jetted tubs, and reclining sleeper for your coach, our suites are designed to increase your comfort during labor. Each suite is also fully equipped to help ensure a safe delivery and outstanding medical care for the first hours of your baby’s life.
If you require a Cesarean section, we also have surgical suites dedicated to women’s services, so you will be able to deliver your baby in an operating room located right in our maternity unit.
After your baby is born, you have had time to recover, and we know that your baby is doing well, you will move to another private room in our Women’s Center. Nurses with specialized training will care for you and your baby.
We encourage mothers to keep their new babies in their rooms as much as possible. Rooming-in gives families time to bond and helps new parents learn how to care for their infant with the professional assistance of our nursing staff. We also offer in-room television programming to educate new parents about infant care.
Our Well Baby Nursery is available for mothers who want to rest without their baby in the room or who are not able to care for their newborns. Our Level III NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) provides a higher level of care for babies who are sick or who need special medical treatment. Both nurseries are staffed with experienced nurses who have advanced training in the care of newborns.
We offer lactation assistance for mothers who choose to breastfeed. All our nurses are trained in lactation and can help you learn the best techniques for feeding your baby and how to be sure your baby is getting enough milk. You can view our breastfeeding classes below.
Our comprehensive infant security plan is designed to protect our tiniest patients and to help ensure they stay safe in the hospital. In addition to other security measures, we use a high-tech electronic surveillance system to keep track of each baby. Following the delivery of your baby, we place a small monitoring band around your baby’s ankle, where it remains until you take the baby home. The band, which is completely safe, transmits an electronic signal to a nursing station and alerts nurses if a baby ever moves too close to a maternity unit exit.
Designed for first time couples, as well as experienced ones. This class increases a couple’s confidence and commitment to caring for their baby. In this class, a Physician reviews basic growth and development of a newborn, safety tips, basic care of the newborn during the first few weeks at home, how to recognize when your baby is ill, and warning signs of when to call your baby’s healthcare provider. This is a FREE, one-time class that lasts for about two hours. Recommended for both mom and support person/persons.
CPR: Infant CPR
Parents, grandparents, and siblings over 10 years of age are invited to attend this FREE, fun, and informative one hour course. You will have an opportunity to learn and practice lifesaving CPR/Choking skills for an Infant.
Childbirth Preparation: Online Childbirth Class
This class is for expectant couples who prefer online learning to a traditional classroom setting. Our self-paced, user friendly program incorporates short video clips, personal stories, 3-D animations, activities, and games to help you prepare for the arrival of your new baby. A sample of this great program can be viewed on our website. At the end of the course parents will have the opportunity to schedule a guided tour and an in-person consultation.
Level III NICU
The highly trained staff members in our 16-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are committed to an exceptional standard of care for pre-term infants and babies with special needs. As a Level III NICU, our staff and facilities are equipped to provide:
- Comprehensive care for low birth-weight infants
- Comprehensive care for pre-term/under-weight infants with critical illness
- Sustained life support
- Advanced respiratory support
- Prompt access to subspecialists
- Advanced imaging (including CT scans, MRIs, and echocardiography)
- Certified ophthalmologist for ROP exams
At Davis Hospital and Medical Center, infant security is a top priority. We use the Hugs® Infant Protection system, the #1 infant protection solution on the market, which protects 1.5 million infants around the world each year.
With the Hugs® system, each infant receives a small ankle band after birth, which prevents abduction and mother/infant mismatching. Hugs® also provides reliable location-tracking and monitoring throughout the entire hospital. With this secure system in place, you can have peace of mind that your baby is safe at Davis Hospital and Medical Center.