With the comfort and safety of you and your baby in mind, Riverview Health provides a family-centered environment to ensure your entire birthing experience is a positive one. Our maternity staff and obstetricians also try to adhere as much as possible to your labor and birthing preferences while ensuring the health of your baby. We have about 600 deliveries each year, including singleton and delivery of twins/multiples. We practice evidence-based care, which means we practice delayed cord-clamping, delayed bathing and immediate skin-to-skin care, which is called "The Golden Hour."
Newborn nursery, including Peyton Manning Ascension St. Vincent pediatric newborn hospitalists who are on-site 24/7 and a Level II special-care nursery for infants requiring intensive care
24/7 securely locked unit
Private triage rooms with bathrooms
Eight private and spacious labor, delivery and recovery suites and patient rooms equipped with a comfortable fold-out sofa, cable TV, complimentary Wifi and a private bathroom with bench seating and massaging shower head
C-section surgical suites that are conveniently located in the same area as the other birthing suites
Nurses station patient monitoring
Labor tools such as birthing and peanut balls, birthing bars and mirrors
Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) if you choose an epidural
13 private postpartum family suites with cable TV, Wifi, closet space, a private bathroom and a pull-out sofa for your support person
One-to-one nurse:laboring patient ratio
We provide diapers, wipes, baby's bathing items, a swaddle sack and attachments for our hospital-grade Medela breast pump
Personalized time with our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) to assist with breastfeeding, or formulas and bottles if you plan to bottle-feed
Room service meals provided at your convenience
A nourishment center offering refreshing snacks, drinks and flavored snow cones including sugar-free options for diabetic patients
Spacious family lounges and a nursery viewing room
A Dad's Retreat, donated by the Sheehan Family, that’s equipped with a kitchen area, leather recliners and a large TV
Riverview Women's Boutique with items for new moms such as breast pump accessories, nursing garments, breastfeeding products, newborn items and more
Experts in our Riverview Women's Boutique who will help coordinate insurance coverage of your breast pump
Certified car seat technicians for patients
Level II Special Care Nursery
Our expertly trained and experienced nurses, combined with our partnership with Peyton Manning Ascension St. Vincent pediatric newborn hospitalists means you can rest assured your new baby will be well cared for. Pediatric newborn hospitalists are doctors who have received extensive neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) training and can care for newborns who are experiencing a range of issues such as respiratory distress, jaundice and infections. They also work closely with nurses and respiratory therapists and will coordinate care for your newborn, should they need to be transferred to more specialized care. All of our nurses are specially trained in newborn resuscitation and stabilization so we can be prepared for any event. We can care for up to six babies at a time in this space.
Our skilled Level II Special Care Nursery staff care for:
Babies who need oxygen, IV fluids, continuous observation or CPAP
Babies who are born at or after 34 weeks gestation. These babies may have some health problems, but they’re not so serious that they need a more specialized care.
Babies who are born before 34 weeks or who weigh less than 1,500 grams, until they can be moved to a nursery that provides more specialized care.
Babies who have just gotten out of a NICU and are growing and doing well but are not ready to go home.