Obstetrical Care at Jefferson Hospital
Jefferson Hospital's New Women and Infants Center
Building on its well-established strengths as a leader in women's health, Jefferson Hospital is expanding to meet the region's need for pre-and post-natal and obstetric care with a new state-of-the-art obstetrics unit featuring enhanced specialty services. This new unit opened in November 2014.
Located on the hospital’s 4th floor, Jefferson’s new Women and Infants Center features Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP) suites designed for women’s comfort, where mothers can remain in the same, comfortable, private room throughout the entire birth experience. Each LDRP is fully equipped with a birthing bed, bedside fetal monitoring equipment, medical gases, infant warmer, and equipment needed for infant resuscitation and stabilization. Centralized fetal monitoring provides constant surveillance of the mother and baby.
The Women and Infants Center also features a Level II (continuing care) nursery for special needs, two dedicated cesarean-section rooms, 24/7 obstetric anesthesia and newborn services.
The center has the latest in infant security technology and offers numerous patient services and amenities, including lactation services and room-service dining.
Additionally, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) – the highest and most sophisticated level of care possible – is located at AHN’s West Penn Hospital and readily available by air or ground transport if needed.
Jefferson's Women and Infants Center also features an Austin’s Playroom for kids to play in while waiting the arrival of their new sibling, cousin, or friend. The playroom is a gift from the Mario Lemieux Foundation’s Austin’s Playroom Project initiative, and was funded by a grant from the Allegheny County Economic Development Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund.
Jefferson Hospital has earned Gold Level Certification for Safe Sleep from the Cribs for Kids® National Infant Safe Sleep Initiative for educating new parents on safe infant sleep practices. Click here for details.