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The birth of your baby is one of the most important events in your life, and the newly expanded Maternity Center at St. John’s Regional Medical Center is the premiere destination for childbirth, featuring:
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At St. John’s, challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic reinforce our commitment to caring for all. Bringing in a new life into the world is an extraordinary moment and we want you to feel comfortable, safe and supported. Please take a moment to watch the following video to have some of your questions answered and for a glimpse into our Maternity and Birth Center.
24-hour Obstetrical Services
Every expectant mom needs peace of mind knowing she’ll receive the best possible care when the big day arrives. That’s why we offer 24-Hour Obstetrical and Gynecological Services.
Board Certified OB Laborists remain on-site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide consistent care when an obstetrician is unavailable or en route to the hospital. They treat patients in the hospital, and provide emergency care to those arriving in Labor and Delivery regardless of time, complication, circumstance or insurance status.
Private Labor Delivery and Recovery (LDR) Suites
At the St. John’s Maternity and Birth Center, we offer each mom-to-be a private suite where you and your labor partner can await your child’s birth in a comfortable, safe and private setting. Each LDR suite is specially outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment. All of our nurses have advanced fetal monitoring education and are neonatal resuscitation certified.
Two fully-equipped cesarean section (C-section) suites are located within the Labor and Delivery Unit, providing you and your physician the comfort of knowing that the suites can be accessed immediately, if necessary.
Private Mother-Baby Suites
Our private Mother-Baby suites are designed so that your baby can be with you during your entire stay. This special time together gives you an opportunity to get to know your baby’s cues within an intimate, nurturing environment. Each private room includes partner seating/sleep furnishing, a bathroom and shower. If your baby requires phototherapy for jaundice during your hospitalization, your baby will not be separated from you, and phototherapy will take place right in your room.
Level III NICU
Taking care of critically-ill and premature infants requires the highest level of neonatal expertise, compassion and skill. At St. John’s, our NICU staff of dedicated medical professionals includes experienced neonatologists, neonatal nurses, respiratory therapists, lactation consultants, and our developmental specialist—all specially trained and prepared to care for our tiniest patients. Learn More
After your baby arrives, we provide quiet time known as The Sacred Hour in Labor and Delivery. Your baby will be placed skin-to-skin to get to know you. It is the time for introductions and first, “oohs and ahs,” the counting of fingers, toes, and trying to figure out hair and eye color. The first hour of your baby’s life is sacred. No matter if you have a vaginal delivery or a cesarean section, it is bonding time for you and your baby that is a once in a lifetime event and needs to be celebrated. We will do our utmost to ensure that your baby gets the best start possible and help you to enjoy skin-to-skin contact safely and for as long as you’d like.
Breastfeeding Support and Lactation Services
We promote the health of mothers and newborns by supporting breastfeeding. Our Lactation Services Team includes certified lactation consultants and lactation educators who offer breastfeeding education, support and counseling so that breastfeeding can be a rewarding experience for both mother and baby. Learn More.
Aromatherapy is available to moms during labor to help with relaxation.
Free Wireless Internet Service
For your convenience, wireless internet is available throughout our facilities.
Maternal-fetal medicine is a type of specialty care for women with high-risk pregnancies. Your doctor may recommend a maternal-fetal medicine specialist (often called an MFM doctor) to provide you with personalized care until you give birth. An MFM doctor is an OB/GYN doctor with advanced training in caring for women and their unborn babies during a high-risk pregnancy.
At Dignity Health, providing maternal-fetal medicine is a team effort. It involves your doctor and specialists who work together to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery.
The Perinatal Family Advisory Board (PFAB) meets monthly and works collaboratively with hospital administration and staff of St. John's Regional Medical Center to ensure that patients remain at the heart of all we do.