At Newton Medical Center’s Maternal/Child Unit, we’re all about babies! That’s why more and more moms and dads are choosing us for that very special occasion – the birth of their baby. Everything from our birthing rooms to our specially trained staff is there to surround each family with nurturing and support. Our Family Friendly care is there to ensure the comfort, welfare and safety of mother, baby and dad.
Newton Medical Center Maternal/Child Unit is a very special place for couples and their newborns. For a smooth admission process, all mothers are encouraged to call (316) 804-6176 for a prenatal appointment at 36 weeks gestation. This will cover pre-admission paperwork, postpartum education, a tour of the unit and a time to meet the staff.
You’ll have a chance to check out our birthing rooms – large, comfy, homelike rooms – complete with a rocking chair and a couch for Dad to spend the night. Also available is our surgical delivery room for moms who will deliver by Caesarean.
Special Care Nursery
The Special Care Nursery, also known as a Level II nursery, offers special equipment and is staffed by registered nurses trained to care for moderate- to high-risk infants. This nursery provides our families with an added level of reassurance. You’ll find our comfortable lounge for families and the ambiance throughout the unit to be friendly and welcoming to your family and visitors.
Childbirth Education Classes
Before the birth of your baby, you may find it helpful to attend a Childbirth Education class where you’ll learn about the labor and delivery process, comfort options, and the care of your newborn.
We offer a five-week course during the week, classes on weekends, and refresher classes for those who have given birth. We also have classes involving baby’s siblings. Instructors are registered nurses who have additional training in childbirth education. The classes are open to any expectant mother and partner, regardless of the hospital chosen for the birth. Please call (316) 804-6176 to register for any of these classes.
Before the birth you also can visit with our certified lactation consultants and ask any questions you may have about breastfeeding. This consultation is free for mothers who deliver at Newton Medical Center.
One-on-One Nursing Care
Before the birth, mothers are closely monitored by nurses. In fact, when you’re in labor you’ll have the benefit of one-on-one nursing care to give you that extra security and reassurance. Our special fetal heart monitor that you may wear during labor lets us keep tabs on baby while allowing you to walk around – and even take a soothing warm shower.
After the birth, stay in your own comfy room with baby and dad and others you want to be with you during this special time. And, you can keep your newborn in your room with you as much as you want. It’s all up to you!
You’ll have the constant attention and support of our specially trained nursing staff and our superb staff of OB/GYN physicians who are there to care for you, give you support, answer your questions – get you ice cream! – and just be there for you.
While you’re resting comfortably with baby, physicians and nurses are busy conferring on your care plan.
Providing You and Your Baby the Best Care
Your progress and baby’s are carefully watched and discussed to provide you and your baby the best care ever.
Every infant born at Newton Medical Center undergoes a thorough hearing test to detect any hearing problems as early as possible.
For at-risk babies who may need quick attention once they return home, our nursing staff instructs those mothers in infant CPR using a lifelike doll.
Thanks to Newton Medical Center’s technology, laptops with wireless capabilities can be used in the hospital.
Our support and education continue even after you leave the hospital with your infant. You may schedule an appointment with our certified lactation consultants. These sessions are available to every mother delivering at Newton Medical Center. Dads are welcome, too!
Best Beginnings Program
Our Best Beginnings program offers a free weight-check clinic for babies after they’ve gone home. This walk-in clinic is available from 12-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Maternal Child Unit.
Mothers can ask questions about baby’s care, breastfeeding or even taking care of herself. Our goal is to help you nurture and nourish your baby so that you both will be healthy and happy! This is available for babies up to one year of age.
We want to make sure baby stays as safe as possible when out and about. NMC is a child safety seat inspection station. We make appointments to check your car seat on safety, use and installation.
Physicians who specialize in obstetrical care as well as family practitioners deliver babies at Newton Medical Center. And all Maternal/Child nurses are specially trained to deliver expert, compassionate care and support to our mothers and babies
If you have any questions about giving birth at Newton Medical Center, please call 316-804-6228.
Please contact our office if you have questions about your bill, insurance correspondence or payments. We are here to help you.
Toll-free: 1-800-811-3183, ext. 1509