Maternity Services-LRGH Family Birth Place
If you're having a baby, it is comforting to know the healthcare provider and hospital you have chosen offers a safe, comfortable delivery and excellent care for you and your baby. At LRGHealthcare, we understand that each birth experience is different, and every experience is special.
Your birth experience in our Family Birthplace is all about choice. We offer new moms a variety of options, so whether you are choosing between a physician or a midwife, labor techniques, pain relief options, positions for delivery, visiting schedules, or breast or bottle feeding, we support you in whatever choice and let you decide your own birth experience.
Our Exceptional Staff
The personalized care each mother and child receives from our dedicated, professional staff makes the birth experience at LRGHealthcare unique. We are proud of our respected obstetricians, gynecologists and midwives that deliver more than 400 babies each year.
The Birthing Center
Having a child is a family experience, and our labor, delivery and recovery suites are all private rooms, and the warm, friendly environment combined with the most-advanced technology will give you a pleasant birthing experience.
Because we offer privacy, fathers, partners, children, and family members are all welcome to be involved; each room is equipped with a comfortable chair/bed allowing your support person to stay with you after the delivery of your baby. Childbirth is a special experiencethe Family Birthplace is here to make sure it is everything you want it to be.
Deciding who will provide healthcare for your new baby may feel overwhelming. The best way for you to start your pediatrician research is to ask friends and relatives who cares for their children. If you are new to an area and don't have anyone to ask, your Obstetrician may be able to provide you with a list of doctors in the area or call Healthlink at 527-7171.
Getting Ready for Baby
The LRGH Family Birthplace offers Childbirth Education Classes, Breastfeeding Information Classes, Infant CPR, Refresher Classes and Family Birthplace tours.
To register for any of our childbirth classes or to take a tour, please call 524-3211 ext. 3744.
Preparing for childbirth is important. It's helpful to know what signs may indicate that labor has begun, what the experience of labor could be like, and what to expect once you arrive at the hospital. Designed for those in their third trimester of pregnancy, these classes are open to all women, regardless of where they plan to deliver. Objectives include learning about the process of labor and delivery, coping mechanisms, what to expect at the hospital, the coach's role, newborn care, and more. Classes are offered evenings and weekends periodically throughout the year. The cost includes the "The Gift of Motherhood, Your Personal Journey through Prepared Childbirth" handbook. Class size is limited, so early registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, please call 524-3211 ext 3744.
This class is designed for those in their third trimester who have previously experienced childbirth. Objectives include reviewing breathing and relaxation techniques as well as stages of labor and delivery, comfort measures, and pain management, as well as a tour of the birthing unit.
Breast milk is the perfect food for your newborn. LRGHealthcare has full-time lactation consultants who are available to you, both during your stay here in the hospital and after you return home. They can assist you whether you have complications with breastfeeding, have twins, a slow weight-gain baby, or you just need a little assistance. To talk with our lactation consultants or for information about any of our breastfeeding programs, please call 524-3211, ext. 3707.
We offer several programs and services to help and support you and your baby during this learning process.
- Breastfeeding support groups meet every Wednesday morning and afternoon in the Family Birthplace Resource Room. Breastfeeding mothers share experiences and a Lactation Consultant is available to answer questions and provide information and support. There is no charge.
- A full line of Medela products is available to assist with your needs, including breast pumps that can be purchased.
- Breastfeeding Information Class provides information and answers any and all of your questions related to breastfeeding.
Learn lifesaving skills for children from birth to one year of age. Appropriate for expectant parents, families and caregivers. Classes are offered as part of the last class of the Childbirth Education Series and can be attended by those interested but not enrolled in Childbirth Education.
Car Seat Safety
Certified Technicians are available by appointment free of charge to help parents and caregivers make sure car seats are correctly installed. Tip: Take advantage of this free service prior to the birth of your child.
Family Birthplace Tour
For those not taking the Childbirth Education Class Series that would like to have a guided tour through The Family Birthplace prior to giving birth, please call 524-3211, ext 3744 to set up a date and time for your tour. (Free)
Stepping Stones to Parenthood
The Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region and LRGHealthcare sponsor this free program to teenagers who are expecting or are already parents of a young baby. Both boys and girls are welcome. The program includes childbirth education classes and parenting classes. For more information or to register, please call the Boys and Girls Club at 528-0197.
For more information on any of the classes or services or any questions, please call 524-3211, ext 3744.