Lakeside Women's Hospital

Labor and Delivery 

 

Lakeside Women’s Hospital is a place where you can cherish and celebrate the most special moments you will ever experience. The birth of your child should be a time that you feel safe and well supported. That’s exactly what our Labor and Delivery Center offers.

Our physicians, nurses and staff are genuinely focused on you and the birth of your baby. They are specially trained and devoted to women’s health care. This is why you will find an environment that is peaceful, private, comforting and state-of-the-art in every way. Be sure to browse our additional resources for mothers, including information on skin-to-skin contact and caring for you and your baby after delivery.

 

mother and child

Facility Services and Features

  • LDRP delivery rooms (private) labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum all in one room
  • Level II nursery for baby - advance care nursery
  • Well baby nursery
  • Infant massage/neonatal massage
  • Postpartum massage
  • Lactation consultant
  • Breastfeeding educators

 

 

 

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Lakeside Women's Hospital: The Patient Experience

Hear from one of our patients share her experience at Lakeside Women’s Hospital during her stay for the birth of her daughter.

Labor & Delivery Services

While most deliveries progress according to plan, it’s important to schedule your delivery at a hospital prepared for the unexpected. Lakeside Women's Hospital provides maternal-fetal services for expecting moms as early as 35 weeks gestation.

Our special care nursery, also known as a LEVEL 2 special care nursery, is equipped with leading edge technology including monitors, warmers and respiratory equipment. The nursery offers an intimate environment where light, temperature and noise are controlled to help promote baby’s growth for infants born after 35 weeks or weighing greater than 1500 grams. This includes infants who have physiologic immaturity or who are moderately ill with problems expected to resolve rapidly and are not anticipated to need subspecialty services on an urgent basis. This may also include providing:

  • Care for infants convalescing after intensive care (need to feed, grow and maintain body temperature)
  • Respiratory assistance using continuous pressure support for less than 24 hours
  • Stabilization for infants born earlier than 35 weeks or weighing less than 1500 grams until transfer to a Level 3 NICU
Our specially trained nurses and staff will answer any questions and provide you and your baby with the highest level of care.  Mothers have the option to choose to keep your newborn in your room or you can get some much needed rest by using our newborn nursery.  Our nursery staff will be happy to care for your baby during your rest time.  

Adjacent to our newborn nursery is our special care nursery for babies who need additional medical treatment.  Our special care nursery makes it easy for parents to stay with their babies and be apart of their care team.  (link to special care nursery description) 
Unique services are provided to care for high risk infants. Our neonatal team consists of board-certified neonatologists, specially trained neonatal nurse practitioners and neonatal nurses.

In the event your infant requires a higher level of care, arrangements are made through this team to transfer the baby to INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center. Its NICU offers leading edge technology to ensure your baby will receives the best care possible. Neonatologists and nurse practitioners are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Lakeside Women's hospital nursing staff works together as a team along with lactation services staff to provide care, instruction and demonstration to help you establish effective breastfeeding. We encourage you to prepare for breastfeeding by participating in breastfeeding classes offered through prenatal education, and reading. An effective guide to breastfeeding is available online at  https://www.womenshealth.gov/patient-materials/resource/guides

When breastfeeding is hard, you can ask questions and get help and encouragement in person from educated breastfeeding professionals and other nursing moms.  When breastfeeding is easy, you can walk in with milk stains on your shirt and in desperate need for adult interaction completely judgment free.

Our group provides a safe place for Moms to come together and share their experiences and knowledge or ask advice. We provide evidence-based information as well as our group’s collective experience. Expecting parents are strongly encouraged to attend meetings as this will help prepare them for those first days and weeks with a newborn. It’s a great place to ask questions, weigh your baby, make new friends and get support from other moms in your community.

The Milk Bar is free, and registration is not required. A baby scale is available for mothers to weigh their children for free. Siblings are welcome.

The Milk Bar meets at Lakeside Women’s Hospital on Fridays at 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. weekly.

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