Our goal is to balance skilled clinical care with the comforts of home. Concealed, yet accessible when necessary, is all the medical equipment needed during delivery. The suites also feature birthing beds designed with your comfort in mind. Along with our highly skilled obstetricians and delivery nurses, a nurse from our Special Care Nurssery is present during each delivery to assess and tend to the needs of each new baby. Expecting moms have peace of mind knowing that a neonatologist is present in the Medical Center around the clock. So should your baby require specialized attention, there's always an expert doctor on hand.
Expert Physician Care
Presence Saint Joseph Medicla Center has more than 20 obstetrician/gynecologists on staff who can provide expert medical care for expecting women throughout all stages of pregnancy. You'll also want to choose a pediatrician for your baby before your due date. To learn more about our obstetrican/gyncologists and pediatrics, please refer to "Physician Finder" on the home page of our website.
Should you require a cesarean birth, our special cesarean delivery suites and dedicated recovery room are located right within the Family Birthing Suites unit.
Innovative Pain Relief Methods
We offer a variety of traditional pain relief methods including breathing techniques, medications, and nerve block methods (Epidural) provided by an anesthesiologist who is available in-house 24 hours around the clock. In addition, we offer laboring moms a number of alternative pain relief methods that work in connection with traditional pain relief options to provide a more relaxing birth experience. These include the birthing ball, which naturally relaxes the pelvic muscles; rice socks, which can be applied to sore muslces to increase overall relaxation; and aromatherapy, the use of essential oils to reduce stress and anxiety.