Highland Hospital’s Family Maternity Center

Everything You Dreamed Childbirth Could Be

From your first contraction to the magical moment when your baby takes that first breath, you want to be absolutely certain that everything is perfect for you and your newborn child. Whether you’re expecting your first baby or adding a new little one to your family, we at Highland Hospital’s Family Maternity Center consider it a privilege to share in the job of your birth experience. From your first day of pregnancy through the early months of your child’s life, we work with you to create the most positive, satisfying and healthy experience possible for you, your new baby, and your entire family.

The Family Maternity Center at Highland Hospital offers the best of all worlds:

  • Highly skilled, experienced staff focused on your care and comfort
  • An intimate and soothing environment
  • An outstanding level of care for higher risk situations, unmatched by any other community hospital
  • Care tailored to your personal preferences and needs
  • A neonatologist available at all times (either onsite or by phone)
  • An onsite Perinatal Center
  • Lactation Center and breast pump rental station.

Whether your pregnancy is entirely normal or when you have special needs, we have facilities and expertise to guide you through any prenatal or post-natal situation.

A Healthy Start

The Family Maternity Center offers a wide range of family education programs that are offered to help you and your family prepare for your baby’s arrival, including:

  • Prepared childbirth classes
  • Breast-feeding and parenting classes
  • Programs for siblings

A Comfortable Childbirth

Our Family Maternity Center is famous for its state-of-the-art birthing suites designed with your comfort in mind. After delivery you will move into a room in the postpartum unit where you and your baby will receive the care and attention you need.

  • Our staff works in partnership with your obstetrical care provider to support you every step of the way. Anesthesiologists are also part of our care team, providing epidurals and other pain-relief medication as needed.
  • Our beautiful suites offer a warm, homelike setting, and have whirlpool baths or handicapped accessible showers to provide you comfort. The suite also has sleep chairs so your partner or loved one can stay with you around the clock.
  • You can choose to care for your baby in your room as often as you wish. When you need to rest or prefer some time alone, our nurses will provide care in the newborn nursery.
  • You, your family and visitors will feel at home in your private room and in our warm, spacious and inviting lounge areas.

A Full Team of Experienced Specialists

The providers affiliated with Highland’s Family Maternity Center represent the full spectrum of maternity care, including obstetrical/gynecology, family medicine and midwifery.

  • Our compassionate, experienced certified nurse midwives complete our care team, offering “low-tech, high touch” care to women and families who see the personal attention for which midwives are known.
  • If your pregnancy requires special care, our perinatologists–experts in the high-risk care–are on hand to consult with your physician. This on-site expertise includes ultrasound and other prenatal tests, so we can predict and prepare for every possible circumstance, even before your baby is born.
  • Highland is the only community hospital with on-site perinatologists and a central fetal monitoring system linked to specialists at nearby Strong Memorial Hospital. The Strong team includes the area’s only perinatologists and neonatologist who care for premature babies and newborns with special health needs. Our link with these specialists can often keep your baby with you in the Family Maternity Center’s Special Care Nursery, instead of moving the baby to another unit for this specialized care.
  • Our certified lactation consultants are available for inpatient and outpatient visits as well as for telephone consultation after you leave the hospital. For more information or to schedule an outpatient appointment, please call 585-341-6808 or email [email protected].
  • A breast pump rental station is located on site with Medela electric breast pumps and supplies available. Pumps are available to rent 7 days a week. For more information on breast pump rental, please call the Lactation Center at Highland Hospital at 585-341-0519.
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