Maternity Services

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The Birthing Center at St.Vincent Anderson brings together a team of maternal specialists who share the goal of enhancing local services provided to women before, during and after their pregnancy.

The infant mortality rate for infants born at poverty level is 13.5 per 1000 births compared to 8.3 per 1000 births for infants born to mothers with family incomes above poverty level. As a response to these astounding statistics, the Birthing Center provides a number of free classes to expectant parents and their families.

The Birthing Center reaches out to any expectant mothers with limited family income. Courses included prenatal care, cesarean section births, Lamaze childbirth, and classes for grandparents and siblings. Personnel also assist expectant mothers to access the health care system, public assistance programs and other community resources.

Maternal Fetal Medicine

When necessary, St.Vincent Women's provides services to handle:

  • High-risk and complicated pregnancy management
  • Specialized prenatal screenings

Rooms

The Birthing Center includes:

  • State-of-the-art Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Postpartum (LDRP) rooms. Mothers will remain in the same private room for the entire birthing experience unless they have a C-section.
  • TV and VCR, including EdTV patient education access
  • Rockers, sleep chairs, and whirlpool baths

Dining

Our facility offers:

  • A separate dining area for each room, where the new mother can have a special Celebration of Life meal with her partner
  • A birthing party for the whole family, including a birthday cake and a keepsake CD
  • Lunch and dinner is ordered from a menu and delivered to the room throughout the day. The person supporting mom can also order room service and eat with her free of charge.
  • Complimentary snack area and snack cart

Support Services

Support services include:

  • Massage therapy before or after delivery
  • Lactation consultant and breast pump rental
  • Breast-feeding Support Group meets Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Free. Call 646-8117.

Nursery

Our level II nursery includes:

  • Use of Bilichek to detect jaundice in infants without taking a blood sample

Photography

  • Professional photography packages available

The Birthing Center

St.Vincent Anderson Regional
2015 Jackson Street
Anderson, IN 46016
(765) 646-8288

The Midwife Center

15 W. 19th Street
Anderson, IN 46016
(765) 608-1332

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