Family Birthing Center
Part of Noyes Memorial Hospital
Important Information For Patients in Labor
Our primary goal at Noyes Health is to provide the very best quality of care in an environment that is safe for everyone. To protect our patients, their loved ones, and our caregivers, we must manage their exposure to any illnesses that are easily spread.
Given the extreme public health risks surrounding COVID-19, and in accordance with the Livingston County Department of Public Health, we have taken the difficult and unprecedented action of eliminating most hospital visitors to prevent potential spread of this virus, until further notice.
We greatly understand the desire to be with loved ones—particularly new moms and infants—and the therapeutic benefits a loved one’s presence brings during delivery. Therefore we will be permitting one support person for every patient in labor.
Please carefully read the detailed guidelines below so that we may help ensure the safety of our patients, their family members, and our dedicated staff. If any support person does not strictly follow these safety precautions, we will have no choice but to have them removed from the hospital premises.
Effective Immediately for Patients in Labor:
- One support person is permitted to be present during your labor, and throughout the post-partum period until discharge.
- Once the support person arrives on the unit, they will be screened for symptoms, including temperature. Those with symptoms will be asked to leave the hospital. These screening measures will be completed twice daily throughout the hospitalization.
- The support person MUST remain with their patient continually and cannot leave the patient’s room.
- Please note, there will be NO exceptions – this includes leaving to smoke.
- Please bring all items you will need for your stay, this includes essential medications or nicotine patches.
- Personal technology needed to communicate with family and friends during this happy time, including chargers.
- All items you will need for baby including car seat.
- Any snacks or special foods or drinks you may need for your stay.
- Any other item you may deem essential to meet your daily needs.
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.