Labor & Delivery
Our labor and delivery unit has 21 Labor, Delivery, Recovery, and Postpartum (LDRP) suites. LDRP suites allow you to stay in one room during all aspects of your labor and delivery. If you're having a cesarean section, you'll be brought from your suite to a designated operating room on the Weber Maternity Unit and returned back to your suite for recovery.
As your delivery date approaches, you'll be contacted by the Weber Maternity Unit coordinator to register. You'll need your insurance information available. If you go into labor before pre-registering, we'll assist you in registering upon arrival.
Where to Go
If you believe you're in active labor and it's between 7am - 8pm, you can utilize the main entrance. If it's after 8pm please utilize the Emergency Care Center entrance.
When you arrive to the unit, we'll evaluate you in our triage unit. Once we've identified you're in active labor, you'll be brought to your LDRP suite where you'll have the complete attention of your own private nurse throughout your entire labor and delivery.
During labor, you have access to aromatherapy, music therapy, and massage in addition to the use of birthing balls, squat bars and a hydrotub to make you as comfortable as possible.
We find that laboring women feel more at ease when they have a partner with them during labor and delivery which is why we encourage you to bring your partner. We also allow up to two people to remain in the room with you.
Immediately after birth, our nurses will quickly place your newborn directly on your bare chest to encourage bonding throughout the first hour—at least—of your baby’s life. We delay clinical interventions, but continue to monitor you and your baby’s health throughout the entire hour.
Skin-to-skin contact also helps to initiate breastfeeding within the first hour of life when infants are alert. Early breastfeeding leads to increased breastfeeding success.
For Family & Visitors
During your stay on our unit, you and your family are encouraged to take part in our breakfast buffet offered daily. In our effort to promote patient health and healing, we implement quiet hours on the unit.
We soften the lighting, turn on soothing music, reduce noise, and encourage maternal bonding and relaxation. Review our visiting hours and information for patients and visitors.
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Are you a mom who delivered your baby at Sturdy Memorial Hospital? If you would like to share your pregnancy and birth story and be featured on our website, please reach out to us!
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Infant Car Seat & Car Bed Rentals
If you are interested in renting an infant car seat or car bed, please contact the Volunteer Office at 508-236-8800.