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Bryan Hospital’s OB/Maternity Department, New Beginnings Birthing Center, consists of nine large rooms that accommodate new mothers and their families throughout their hospital stay. Mothers will go through labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum in the comfort of the same hotel-like room.

Childbirth is both an emotional and highly technical event. We strive to meet the emotional needs of the mother and to provide the highest quality services to ensure a safe delivery of every newborn.

Our goal is to keep patients as comfortable as possible with the use of comfort measures, epidurals, birthing balls and IV pain medication. We believe in family-centered care, and we are breastfeeding friendly to our patients.

Working with obstetricians, family practice physicians and pediatricians, all our staff members are neonatal resuscitation certified and have completed the University of Virginia Perinatal Program. Several OB nurses are certified in inpatient obstetrical nursing.

Tours of New Beginnings Birthing Center can be arranged by calling 419-636-1131, ext. 14117. We are pleased to share our unit and our services with expectant mothers and their families. Tours are part of our Childbirth Education Program.

OB/Maternity Inpatient Services

Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Postpartum (LDRP) Rooms

Patients are admitted to an LDRP room where they labor, deliver, recover, and then complete their postpartum stay in the same spacious room. We provide a comfortable sofa bed for the support person. The baby remains in the room with the mother throughout the hospital stay. Mothers can order their meals from our room service menu.

C-Sections

We have a c-section suite within the New Beginnings Birthing center. Patients can be quickly transported to the c-section suite if the need arises without having to leave the unit. We have clear drapes available for patients who want to be able to see the birth. We also offer skin to skin after delivery in the c-section area if mother and baby are stable so the mother does not miss out on this important bonding opportunity.

Comfort Measures

We provide a variety of comfort measures to help the mother throughout labor. We have IV medication and epidurals. We also have birthing balls, peanut balls, and a glider rocker at the bedside. Our dedicated labor nurses strive to make the experience as comfortable as possible.

Breastfeeding Support

We have International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC’s) on staff to assist with breastfeeding throughout the hospital stay. They are also available for phone consultation or in person consults after discharge. Breastfeeding Resources

Safety

We have several measures in place to keep mothers and babies safe during the hospital stay. The New Beginnings Birthing Center is a locked unit. Any visitors must be allowed entry by an OB staff member. An infant security band is placed on the infant shortly after delivery and remains in place until discharge. All infants are placed in swaddlers to eliminate the need for blankets in the crib. Safe Sleep is promoted throughout the hospital stay.

Birth Plans

We recognize that birth is a very special time in a person’s life. To provide everyone with a unique, personalized experience, we require all mothers to complete a birth plan with the birth navigator at the physician’s office. This allows mothers to consider how they want their labor and birth managed. This also gives them a chance to start thinking about the comfort measures they would like to try and who they would like to be there for the birth and the immediate postpartum period.