The Women's Center at Scotland Memorial

The Women's Center is located on the second floor of the hospital and consists of Labor & Delivery, Obstetrics/ Gynecology and a Level II Nursery. The Center includes 14 maternity beds and four beautifully decorated LDR rooms. Postpartum rooms are totally private - allowing privacy and quiet for bonding with the new baby. The OB/GYN unit and LDR allow staff to treat both low and high-risk pregnancies and perform antepartum testing.

Following recommendations by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, access to the Center is controlled by the Nurses Station and visitors must request permission for entry. All visitors to the Women's Center will be issued a visitor badge at the Nurse's Station, which must be worn at all times. Patients in the Labor and Delivery Rooms may receive three visitors at a time. Visitors under age 12 must be siblings of the newborn and even these little visitors will be required to wear "smaller" badges while visiting, though their badge will indicate they are a VIP visitor.

The Women's Center provides parents a positive home-like environment in which to bring their baby into the world. Besides outstanding maternity accommodations, exceptional physicians, and a certified nurse midwife, our nurses and other professionals are dedicated to making a stay at The Women's Center as comfortable as possible. Our goal is to help ensure that we meet your expectations.

The staff of the Women's Center is dedicated to providing women and their families the information and education they need to make informed decisions throughout the childbearing years.

Preview Night
The Women's Center rolls out the red carpet for expecting mothers on the third Thursday of every month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. At Preview Night you'll be treated to talks by an anesthesiologist and a pediatrician. You'll receive information about the delivery of your baby, including what to bring to the hospital, breastfeeding, child care agencies, and the registration process. Tours of the Women's Center are held during Preview Night. For additional information and to register for Preview Night, call the Women's Center at 910-291-7810.

Childbirth Choices
Childbirth Choices is a FREE two-part class for expectant parents which provides valuable information. We recommend you take the course between your 28th and 36th week of pregnancy.

Often with a first baby, mothers feel overwhelmed with questions and fears. Childbirth Choices provids important information, while allowing time to ask your questions. Tours of the women's Center are included in the class in order to help you become familiar with the Center prior to your baby's delivery. Click here here to learn more about Childbirth Choices, our FREE prenatal class.

Breastfeeding Class
Let us help you succeed in breastfeeding by teaching its importance, and what you need to know before your baby arrives. The breastfeeding class is taught on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Staff Development Center, which is located just behind the the hospital.

Bring your support person to class. By attending breastfeeding classes together, the couple takes one of their first steps towards unity in parenting. As you share the experience, you grow in strength and stability. Some of the topics discussed include:
How breastfeeding works
How to establish a good milk supply
How to get yoru baby to latch
How to know if your baby is getting enough milk
Positions for breastfeeding
When and where to get help should you need it.

To register for the Breastfeeding class, call (910) 291-7810.

Continued support is offered to new parents after discharge in the area of postpartum needs and infant care.

A bereavement program offers support for families experiencing a loss. This program offers support to families during the hospital stay and after discharge as necessary.

Labor & Delivery
This area serves antepartum, intrapartum, vaginal and operative delivery and recovery. There are a total of seven (7) patient beds; located in four (4) LDR'S, one (1) triage room and one (1) semi-private early labor room. Each LDR is equipped with a birthing bed, electronic fetal monitor, Watch Child surveillance monitor, pulse oximeter and infant stabilization area with a radiant warmer equipped for resuscitation. The triage and early labor room also contain a Watch Child electronic surveillance system with display screens in each room and one in the nurse's station. The obstetrical OR and PACU are located within the labor and delivery area.

There are 5 Level II bassinets in a designated area enclosed within the newborn nursery. Level II Nursery is equipped with the following:
three radiant warmer beds
three infant incubators
five cardiac/apnea monitors
three pulse oximeters
emergency resuscitative drugs for neonates

Provision of care in the Level II Nursery includes:
cardio/respiratory monitoring
pulse oximetry
02 therapy
umbilical artery/vein catheters
peripheral intravenous therapy.

An infant ventilator is available when indicated for stabilization of airway prior to transport to a NICU. The well neonate area of the nursery is equipped with 16 bassinets and three radiant warmer units. A designated procedure room is located within the nursery. There is a separate room within the nursery for outpatient services.

Mother/Baby - GYN Patient Care Unit
This area provides care for antepartum, postpartum and gynecologic surgery patients. There are 14 private rooms, each equipped with an electric bed and a private bathroom with hand washing facilities outside the bathrooms. Each room also contains a chair, which converts to a sleeping cot for a family member. Two of the 14 rooms are equipped with electronic fetal monitors and connections for the Watch Child surveillance system when care of antepartum patients requires such monitoring. These monitors are displayed on the central screen in the nurse's station as well as the central display monitors in Labor and Delivery. A bassinet is provided for each neonate which contains supplies for the care of the neonate.

For more information about the Women's Center at Scotland Health Care System call 910-291-7810 or click here to send an e-mail.

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