New mothers who choose to give birth at Community South will find they have many options available to them during their stay. Since every mother has a unique plan for her childbirth experience, Community’s staff is committed to personalized care that also considers the family experience.
Some mothers opt for private, natural labor, while others prefer to be surrounded by their families and friends. A mom-to-be may want relaxing massages, dim lights in her room, music or minimal medication intervention to be part of her birth plan, all of which can be determined prior to arriving at the hospital. Learn more in our video tour below.
We are pleased to offer free tours of our maternity facilities. Please reserve a space for each person in your party by calling 800-777-7775 or register online.
Private LDRP suites
Community South’s labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) suites offer moms a home-like, non-clinical atmosphere for the birthing experience. The renovated family rooms are modern and spacious, with an abundance of natural light for a healing environment. Designed for all stages of the hospital stay, they allow new mothers and their families to stay in one room throughout the entire visit. An arrangement known as “rooming-in” allows new parents to adjust to their newborn right in the same room, too. Moms can develop a bond with their baby during the first few days of life, learning their sleeping and eating patterns.
In our Family Rooms, the family becomes the hub of everything. The LDRP suites offer accommodations that include a dedicated workspace for dads, sleeping quarters, DVD players and wireless Internet connections. This environment facilitates support from new dads and other family members, while also catering to their work and personal needs, which may include updating family and friends about the progression of labor via the Web. The same nurses care for the mother through labor, delivery and postpartum to foster a better relationship between patients and their care team.
For deliveries that require surgical intervention, two dedicated operating rooms are available on the maternity services unit, specially equipped for cesarean births. Other special childbirth services available for new mothers include doula support during labor and delivery and clinical aromatherapy for relaxation and pain control.
Special care nursery
CHS has a Level IIB special care nursery with advanced respiratory technology and specialized staff designed to care for babies who need closer medical supervision. The designation means that most infants born as early as 32 weeks, or otherwise requiring advanced medical care, will not require transfer to another facility. Computerized lighting and noise controls reduce stress on babies and enhance infant biological rhythms to promote development.
Additional support for moms and babies
A lactation specialist visits new moms on a daily basis to answer questions and help create a positive experience for them with their new babies. In addition, private treatment and consultation rooms are available, allowing doctors and nurses to focus on the needs of each mother and baby.
When it’s time to leave the hospital, Community South offers ongoing support for breastfeeding moms through weekly meetings or phone consultations. To capture patients’ joyful moments with their babies, Little Blessings Photography is available for the newborns’ first photo session.