Choosing a Childbirth Center
Bringing a child into the world is a celebration of life. As prospective parents, you will need to plan ahead for the arrival of your new baby. Where you choose to deliver your baby is important, and it's good to know what questions to ask while making your decision. Things to keep in mind are:
- Comprehensive services and programs
- Birthing philosophy and policies
- Delivering physicians/midwives on staff
- Facility should include:
- State-of-the-art technology
- High risk care obstetrical care/High risk neonatal care
- 24/7 dedicated obstetrical anesthesia
- 24/7 OB Hospitalists
- Insurance coverage
- Proximity to work and home
Knowing in advance what is most important for you and your baby will help you choose a healthcare provider and facility that supports a positive birth outcome. It is also helpful to take a tour of the birth center and see the birthing suites.
The Childbirth Center at Overlake provides 12 fully-equipped, private labor/delivery/recovery suites. Each suite has a special birthing bed, Jacuzzi tub, television and CD player. Two surgical suites specially equipped for Cesarean or high-risk vaginal births are located within the unit.
Twenty-eight private mother/baby rooms provide a comfortable atmosphere following your recovery. Each room is conveniently equipped with a television and personal educational videos to enhance the patient education program. The mother/baby suites also have a shower and hair dryer. Your baby can stay in the room with you at all times so you and your growing family have the chance to get to know each other before going home.
All patient rooms have a lounge chair that converts into a bed. Your birth partner may stay overnight if desired, before or after the birth. There is ample space for family members you wish to have present at your baby's birth.
Patients and families have access to free, wireless Internet throughout the entire Childbirth Center.
The Childbirth Center's four-level security program includes a state-of-the-art system to help ensure you and your newborn are receiving care in a secure environment.
Our experienced nursing staff will spend time with you and your baby, teaching you basic infant care such as feeding, diapering and swaddling.