Welcome your new baby in comfort and surrounded by loving care at the Birthing Suites. We pride ourselves on giving mothers, their babies and families friendly, small-town attention with all the medical services you’d expect at a big city hospital. Your baby will usually be delivered by your family doctor, your baby will room with you, and we’ll make sure that your spouse and family members are comfortable, too! Our staff will respect your birth plan and welcome doula support throughout the birthing process.
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You will most likely remain in the same Birthing Suite throughout your hospitalization. Each suite features:
Physicians. Your delivery will be assisted by our team of specially-trained physicians and staff—all supported by the latest medical technology, procedures, and medicines. The Birthing Suites are fully equipped and offer everything big-city hospitals brag about: top-notch professionals, up-to-date medical technology, 24-hour anesthesia services, and the most current pain medications. And it’s rare that your family doctor won’t deliver your baby.
CMH OB/GYN Nursing staff have received training and/or hold credentials in:
If complications arise, take comfort in knowing you and your baby will receive the finest medical help available. Our advanced life support systems offer the highest standards of technology, and our nearby surgical unit provides an added measure of security.
From pregnancy through delivery and beyond, our expert physicians and nurses offer families the breastfeeding support they need to thrive. This includes knowledge from Childbirth Education classes and information from prenatal visits.
Additional education and breastfeeding assistance are provided by CMH’s obstetric nurses shortly after delivery. Dr. Melissa Robey (MD, IBCLC) is available to troubleshoot any challenges that may arise for the duration of the mother’s hospital stay.
In need of postpartum support? Dr. Robey also provides outpatient lactation consultations and close follow-up to help families meet their breastfeeding goals. From the newborn period to weaning, new and expecting mothers can expect a comprehensive and reassuring experience.
Make sure you’re completely prepared for your family’s big event. CMH offers convenient Childbirth Education sessions specifically designed for moms-to-be and their coaches with information about:
Sessions are free for CMH patients, and include a handbook, a folder of resources, and a tour of the Birthing Center for you and a partner.
Would you like to attend a Childbirth Education class? Classes are arranged based on individual learning needs and schedules. Please contact Stef Gunelson, RN at 218-343-6077 for more information and to schedule.