Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.
Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.
Your Newborn Baby
Sleeping, eating, crying, cooing—your new arrival will keep you busy. You'll soon figure out his or her patterns and preferences.
The Bluffton Regional Women's Center has Board Certified OB/GYN physicians and Certified Nurse Midwives on staff to care for women in four private labor/delivery/recovery/postpartum rooms and eight additional rooms that can accommodate women with a wide range of medical needs. When required, Caesarean section deliveries are performed in the surgical services department. Epidurals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The comprehensive Bluffton Regional Women’s Center features four private labor, delivery and recovery/postpartum suites where expectant mothers and their significant others can experience childbirth as a family. These suites feature:
- Mini fridge and microwave
- Sleeping accommodations for Mom’s partner
- Comfortable seating accommodations for family members
- A baby crib stocked with newborn supplies
- A flat screen TV with cable services and music
- A private bathroom with shower
- Natural light and soothing décor
There is also a triage/observation area where the assessment and management of pregnancy-related or high risk complications at any gestational age can be performed.
Our Women's Center is well staffed with highly qualified Registered Nurses experienced in electronic fetal monitoring and certified in CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation. Our staff is also extremely supportive in initiating and maintaining breastfeeding with those new moms who choose this preferred method of infant nutrition.
It is our practice during the entire delivery and recovery period to support rooming-in for all babies to promote bonding with new moms and family members and to establish breastfeeding.
Under the direction of a trained labor and delivery nurse, we offer free expectant parents/childbirth classes. To register or receive additional information, contact Delora Schneider, nurse educator, at 260-919-3295.
To schedule a tour of the Women’s Center, call 260-919-3385 or toll-free 800-919-3557 ext. 3385.