The Birthing Center
The Birthing Center (Labor & Delivery Unit) is located on the fourth floor of the Medical Center's South Tower on Vine Street. Access to the Birthing Center is located through the Same Day Surgery and Labor & Delivery entrance. Upon entry, take the elevators on your left to the fourth floor.
Patients receive both outpatient and inpatient care for normal and high risk conditions before, during and after delivery. Each patient room serves as a labor, delivery and immediate recovery room, keeping the mother comfortable in one location prior to her transfer to the Mother/Baby area. The unit is secured for infant protection, and visitors are limited to two at a time.
An adjacent testing area is available for those requiring outpatient services. The unit also contains a well-equipped surgical area to provide surgical delivery and recovery on site.
High-Risk Pregnancy Management
Board-certified obstetricians manage high-risk pregnancies utilizing the wide range of services available at Peninsula Regional. In addition, a perinatologist, in consultation with an obstetrician, provides maternal/fetal consultations for pregnancies complicated by medical problems.
As the field of medicine becomes more complex, advisors knowledgeable about a particular field assist individuals in getting the help they need. Our Birth Navigator is a Registered Nurse with many years of Labor and Delivery experience who can guide our patients through their pregnancy journey to achieve their desired outcome. Our Birth Navigator will discuss with you your concerns, expectations, plans for your delivery and address individual needs to help us accommodate your hospital stay. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Susan Robbins, Birth Navigator at Peninsula Regional Medical Center at 410-543-7481.
Referral to a number of services can be offered, including:
WIC (Women, Infants, & Children's) certification
This service provides health and nutritional services, including supplemental foods, to pregnant women, postpartum women, breastfeeding mothers, infants or children up to 5 years of age who meet eligibility requirements
Appointment is required
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Healthy Start/Healthy Families Program
This service provides prenatal and child case management to Medical Assistance (MA) eligible and low income pregnant women, infants and children under 2 years of age
Community Health Nurse Home Visiting
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
No charge for services, but must have Medical Assistance
Telephone: 410-543-6942, extension 1700
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Help with medical assistance and insurance applications
Skilled home nursing visits and other resources
This service focuses on achieving a healthy outcome for the mother, family and new baby. The Case Manager communicates with both physicians and nurses. This team approach assures that all needs of our patients and families are met. For further information about this service call 410-543-7484 or 410-543-7276.
Other Specialized Services
To further accommodate the needs of the expectant and new family, Lifestages at Peninsula Regional offers:
- obstetrical outpatient evaluation
- fetal well-being assessment
- bio-physical profile assessment
- labor techniques
- birthing ball-available for sale at the Childbirth Preparation classes