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From the moment you find out you’re expecting, you may be flooded with emotions. At SSM Health Monroe Hospital, we're here every step of the way, from family planning to bringing home your new baby.
Some of our services include:
- 3D and 4D ultrasounds (high-resolution still and moving images of your baby)
- First trimester screening (for chromosomal abnormality)
- Pain management planning for labor, including epidural consultation
- Certified lactation (breastfeeding) consultant
- Family Birth & Women's Center tours
- Childbirth education classes
Private birthing suites
SSM Health Monroe Hospital's Family Birth & Women's Center features labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum rooms (LDRP) with soft lighting, adjustable bed, whirlpool tub, flat screen TV and comfortable sleeping for family members. A unique green environment with roof-top gardens and natural light embodies SSM Health's healing mission. These features are proven to aid in recovery to help you get home sooner.
With the safety and security of our moms and their babies a top priority, our Family Birth & Women's Center is a securely locked unit. The security works in two ways: first, all visitors must request entry through an intercom system with the nurses desk. Second, each mom and baby have an alert bracelet while staying with us. If an infant is removed from the area wearing the bracelet, staff is notified and additional safety measures are enforced to bring the baby back to the unit safely.
Your new addition
Our staff not only focuses their care on your health, but also your infant’s. Our Family Birth & Women's Center is home to a cesarean surgical unit and level II nursery, which means we can offer care in incubators, provide oxygen therapy and address newborn feeding problems if necessary.
SSM Health Monroe Hospital also features Fetal Telemetry, which allows expectant mothers more freedom to move around during labor, which often speeds up delivery and eases a mother's discomfort. Back at the nurse's station, the baby's heartbeat is continuously monitored. If the baby is in distress, the system alarms anywhere on the floor.
SSM Health's care doesn’t stop after leaving the hospital. A follow up assessment of you and your baby is provided at no charge two to three days after you go home. We also offer classes on baby safety, along with specialists in postpartum depression and pediatric medicine to make sure you and your baby get off to a healthy, happy start.
From your first annual exam to prenatal care to menopause and beyond, SSM Health Monroe Hospital is ready to help you through all of life’s milestones with confidence. To make an appointment in women’s health call 608-324-2250.