Peninsula Regional provides Mother/Baby couplet care in an all private room setting, which is an integrated approach to nursing care for the mother and newborn. One nurse, responsible for the primary care of both the mother and baby, offers specialized support of the family relationship as well as medical care. Education and role modeling benefit the emotional well-being of the family, focusing on the family's transition to daily living with the baby following discharge.
A lactation consultant is available to assist and support all mothers choosing to breastfeed their babies. Education and support begins before delivery with a Prenatal Breastfeeding Class and continues with inpatient and outpatient consultations, a breastfeeding helpline and follow-up through a telephone call-back service.
You may contact the Breastfeeding Helpline at 410-543-7199 or make an appointment with a board-certified lactation consultant by calling 410-543-7700. You may also learn more by visiting Lactation Consult FAQ's in the "In This Section" portion of this page on your right.
Healthy babies are more likely to be born to mothers who have early and adequate prenatal care. Mothers who do not receive this care automatically place themselves and their infants in a higher risk category. In addition there are mothers who receive adequate care but may need these services.
We are pleased to offer a service based on an initial review of the patient's needs and situation. The perinatal social worker identifies and follows these patients and families from admission to discharge.
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.