Family Birthing Center
Part of Noyes Memorial Hospital
Important Information For Patients in Labor
Effective Immediately for Patients in Labor:
- 1 identified support person and 1 visitor or doula during labor. After delivery, the support person is permitted to stay, and the visitor/doula can visit up to 4 hours each day.
A Special Place for a Special Event
At Noyes Memorial Hospital, we believe that a new birth should be a family event - the beginning of a new chapter and new relationships within your family.
Your expectant family will feel right at home in our Birthing Center. All care here centers around you, your family, and your baby. You'll find it hard to believe the room you'll stay in for labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum care is actually in a hospital: it's a comfortable and cozy space that feels more like a bedroom in a welcoming family home. It's an ideal environment for mother-baby-family bonding. Plus, all exams and care are provided at the bedside, allowing families to participate and learn.
- A birthing bed
- Sleeper chairs
- Dressers and closets
- Music systems / DVD players
- Computers and Internet access
- Whirlpool tubs
In the Birthing Center, you can depend on unsurpassed medical attention from doctors in obstetrics/gynecology-as well as family practice doctors, certified nurse midwives, pediatricians, and dedicated nurses who do all they can to ensure your family's comfort and privacy. In fact, the same nurses will care for both you and your baby. You can also be confident that emergency equipment and services, while not intrusive, are available in an instant if needed.
Little Touches Make a Big Difference
We go the extra mile to make this special time more special still. Each time a baby is born at Noyes, Brahms's Lullaby plays throughout the building to announce the new arrival.
Your Baby's First Days
A breastfeeding consultant will be on hand to help you with nursing and assure that you and baby get off to a good start. You can feed your baby whenever he or she is hungry, on the baby's schedule. Family bonding is promoted, and family members will learn baby's needs and routines right from the start.
Additional breastfeeding assistance is offered through classes in the B.A.B.E program. Nurses will make follow-up phone calls to you at home to check your progress and answer any questions you may have.
All the Care You Need
If you require a Cesarean Section during delivery, you will be transferred from your room into a delivery room located within the birthing center. After your baby is born, you will return to your Birthing Center room for the rest of your stay. Noyes works closely with the professionals at Strong Memorial Hospital if an emergency transport to a neonatal care unit is required.
To arrange a tour, or to find a doctor who delivers at the Noyes Family Birthing Center, call (585) 335-4246.