Labor & Delivery | Sturdy Memorial Hospital | Attleboro, MA

Labor & Delivery

newborn baby in doctors armsOur 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.

Registration

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.

Amenities

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.

Skin-to-Skin Contact

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.

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.



Upcoming Events

  • Jul
    9
    Monday
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    A support group for parents, grandparents, and family members who are grieving the loss of a child.
  • Jul
    24
    Tuesday
    6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    This class provides information and helpful hints for making breast feeding a success, as well as the many benefits it can offer you and your baby.
  • Ongoing
    This program is designed for parents with infants 2 weeks to 12 months.
  • Ongoing
    The Wellness Exercise Program offers prenatal exercise to expectant mothers.

Take a Tour

To schedule a tour of the Sturdy Memorial Hospital maternity and birth department, call 508-236-7250.