The Family Birth Center at Franklin Woods Community Hospital has 20 private rooms, 12 of which are designed for labor/delivery/recovery/ postpartum stays (LDRP). The remaining eight rooms serve to care for gynecology patients.
A conference room provides training space for breastfeeding classes, sibling classes and more, as well as departmental education sessions. Traditional nurses’ stations have been replaced with "touchdown stations" that make communication with family members more inviting.
Our nurses focus on caring for mother and baby as one unit, and encourage the parents to spend as much time as possible with the baby. This helps promote breastfeeding and a positive bonding experience, which helps create a smooth transition when the parents and baby leave the hospital. Parents find that this decreases their anxiety about caring for the baby at home.
Cesarean sections are performed in the two operating room suites in the Family Birth Center, and mothers who have C-sections can recover right in their private rooms.
While mothers are encouraged to keep the baby in their room as much as possible, the nursery is outfitted with 16 bassinets. The reception area looks out onto a healing garden.
Patients can learn important skills like infant CPR and giving baby a bath by watching educational sessions on the GetWellNetwork. The staff of the Family Birth Center at FWCH focuses on providing as much one-on-one care and education as possible to make the parents confident about taking care of their baby once they leave the hospital.