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Labor and Delivery

Labor and Delivery

Welcoming a new baby into the world is a special experience. The labor and delivery staff on the second floor at MIHS works hard every single day to make this memorable time a pleasant experience for each mother and baby in our care.

Our Labor and Delivery Unit has 20 private rooms where you stay during your labor, delivery and immediate postpartum period. Your baby will reamain in your room with you unless there is a medical need to take the baby to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Medical care is provided by inpatient hospitalist obstetricians, physicians and certified nurse midwives. High-risk maternal fetal medicine observation is available around the clock, and there is always a team of four or five residents providing care. 

Labor and Delivery includes 20 labor suites, 2 operating rooms, 5 LDRP (labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum) rooms, a 3 bed triage unit, a 3 bed overflow triage area and a 2 bed PACU (post-anesthia care unit). Labor and Delivery is staffed by registered nurses (RNs) trained to care for high-risk antepartum, laboring and postpartum patients. Labor and Delivery RNs are also required to maintain certification in BLS, ACLS, NRP and AWHONN Intermediate and Advanced Fetal Monitoring. OB Surgical Technicians and ancillary staff provide support to ensure the highest quality care is provided. The Anesthesia Department has a dedicated staff member available on Labor and Delivery at all times.

Labor and Delivery Guidelines
During labor, patients are limited to three support persons who may be asked to step out for short periods of time. All visitors must wait in the family waiting room and are called in when they can meet the new baby. Children may visit but they must be with an adult who is not a support person during labor. During flu and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) season, however, children 12 and under are not allowed on the second floor.

We do not have visiting hours but we ask that family members respect the new mom’s need for rest and time to bond with her new baby.

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