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Labor and Delivery

400+ Babies Are Born at St. Claire HealthCare Annually

Introducing a newborn to your family is a very special moment in your life, and our staff at the Labor and Delivery Unit at St. Claire HealthCare is eager to make it a safe, comfortable, and memorable experience for you. Our labor and delivery team delivers 400 babies and sees more than 900 patients per year, and always uses the most up-to-date technologies and guidelines. Our team of experienced, knowledgeable obstetricians will make you confident you receive the highest quality care for the birth of your child.

We encourage our patients to be active participants in their care and to ask any questions or share their concerns along the way. Your labor and delivery team will include a board-certified obstetrician, and may also involve an OB physician, certified nurse midwife, certified lactation specialist, a neonatal resuscitation certified nurse, and others. This team of experts will ensure your pregnancy progresses as smoothly as possible while planning and preparing for the birth of your new baby.

Prenatal and Maternity Services

  • 3-D image ultrasound (sonography)
  • BabySteps: From pregnancy to parenthood
  • Dedicated nursing unit
  • Pain relief methods during labor/delivery
  • Kangaroo Care
  • Infant/child safety education
  • Maternity/new parent classes
  • Cesarean (C-section) surgeries
  • Labor & Delivery Unit tours
  • Our 365: Newborn photography and online nursery to view new arrivals
  • Private labor and delivery rooms
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • And more

How to Prepare for Your Hospital Stay

Consider starting to pack for your hospital stay at least 2 weeks prior to your due date, so you can avoid having to hurry at the last minute. Here are some suggestions for what to bring with you to the hospital and on your trip back home with your newborn.

You should bring the following with you to the hospital:

  • Overnight clothes, such as pajamas, slippers, robe, etc.
  • Toothbrush
  • A phone charger
  • Comb and brush
  • Haircare products
  • Supportive nursing bra
  • Comfortable clothes for going home

For your baby, bring:

  • An outfit for going home
  • Car seat
  • Receiving blankets
  • Diapers

Learn more about our Labor and Delivery Unit by clicking here to download the Labor and Delivery guide.

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