Expectant Moms: |
A Guide To Unity's Services
If you’re expecting, we know you probably have a lot of questions.
Below is a guide to help answer some of those questions.
It will help you understand why so many mothers-to-be come to Unity to bring a new life into the world.
A team approach to prenatal care
At Unity, our caring obstetricians, family practitioners, and nurses work together to keep you and your baby safe and healthy.
Comfortable private suites for your hospital stay
If you want to give birth in a safe, comfortable environment, you’ll want to learn more about the August Family Birth Place at Unity Hospital.
Our spacious, private birth suites are the newest in the area, and provide everything you need for your labor, delivery, and recovery.
- Whirlpool baths
- Restaurant-style menus
- Food available 24/7
- Free telephone & TV service
- Free parking for patients & visitors
- Bose sound system
- Electronic security system
Quality time for you and your baby
You and your baby can stay in the same room.
Discover the benefits of “rooming in” with your new baby.
Our Nursery staff is also on-hand 24/7 to care for your newborn if you'd like some uninterrupted rest.
If you want company, there’s plenty of space for family members to share this special time with you, too.
Privacy comes with peace of mind
If you experience a complication, all of the medical expertise, technology, and resources of Unity Hospital lie right outside the door of your private birth suite.
Consider it further proof that we want the best for you and your baby.
A variety of safe birthing options
Our compassionate nursing & medical staff can help you design a birth experience that meets your personal preferences and needs.
We offer a variety of ways to make your labor and delivery as safe and comfortable as possible.
- Obstetrician onsite at all times
- Epidurals from an onsite anesthesiologist & IV medications for pain relief available 24 hours a day
- Birthing balls to relieve discomfort & facilitate good birthing posture
- State-of-the-art computerized monitoring systems that help ensure a safe delivery for mom and baby
- Experienced nurses, medical care & support from your Unity team
- 24 hour pediatric care for your newborn
- Electronic infant security system
Special rooms for Cesarean Section deliveries
Unity Hospital offers special rooms for mothers delivering by C-section.
After your C-section, there is a separate viewing area for family members. With your physician’s approval, they will get to see your baby right after birth.
What happens after your delivery? You’ll be able to recover in the quiet and comfort of a private birth suite.
More than 75 percent of mothers who deliver at Unity start off breastfeeding.
We offer several resources for breastfeeding mothers, including lactation consultants and breastfeeding classes.
Read more about what to expect in your first weeks of breastfeeding.
- August Family Birth Place Lactation Consultants: 368-4033
Getting ready to go home
Some mothers are excited about the prospect of going home with their new baby. Others are nervous about leaving the expert care at Unity Hospital behind.
No matter how you view your homecoming, you can count on your Unity team to give you the information, guidance, and support you need …continue your recovery…and ease into a wonderful new phase of life.
Install a good, safe car seat for your baby in the backseat of your car. Remember Unity staff members will not be able to help you install the seat or place your baby in it, due to legal liability issues.
- Want to get a free car seat inspection? Visit www.seatcheck.org or call 1-866-SEAT-CHECK to find a local organization that offers these safety inspections.
Get your home ready for your recovery
Giving birth can take a lot out of you, and you’ll need time to recover. So stock up on food and household supplies before you start labor.
This simple step will make your homecoming and recovery easier for you and your family. Use this helpful checklist to make sure your home is ready for your recovery.
Get your home ready for your baby, too
Whether your newborn is your first child or not, you’ll want to have the “baby basics” on hand before you go home.
- A safe bed or place for the baby to sleep
- Baby clothes, including T-shirts, sleepers & socks
- Baby shampoo & soap
- Bottles & formula (if you’re not planning to breastfeed)
Feelings & emotions
After your delivery, you may feel excited…exhausted…anxious…or depressed.
In fact, you may feel all of these things at different times. A wide range of emotions is perfectly normal.
But if you think your feelings aren’t normal … or if you’re concerned that you may be having a problem with postpartum depression … let your Unity team know right away.
We’re here to help you and your baby.