WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital
4th and Walnut Sts.
Lebanon, PA 17042
Welcome to New Beginning Birth Suites.
We proudly offer a nationally recognized, award winning Family-Centered Maternity Care nursing model to the women and families in Lebanon County. Browse our website to see the wonderful maternity services that are available and you’ll soon agree that memories of each new beginning should start here.
The birth of your baby is a life-changing event and we are here to help make it a wonderful experience.
The New Beginning Birth Suites proudly offers a nationally recognized, award winning Family-Centered Maternity Care nursing model to the women and families in Lebanon County. Family Centered Maternity Care is baby friendly and features mother-baby nursing. New Beginning Birth Suites has earned national recognition for exemplary programs and services in Family Centered Maternity Care. Following an intensive on-site evaluation, Hill-Rom, an industry leader in patient care, announced WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital as a top 3 finalist for the 2005 Family Centered Maternity Care Award.
New Beginning Birth Suites' mission and philosophy of care guide our family friendly nursing staff in helping you with the new relationships and responsibilities of a growing family.
What Is Family-Centered Maternity Care?
The birth of your baby represents the birth of a family as well. You and the people who are important to you are forming a new relationship with new responsibilities to each other, to your baby, and to society as a whole.
Family-centered care may be defined as care that recognizes the importance of these new relationships and responsibilities. The goal of family-centered care is to obtain the best possible healthy outcome for all members of the family, both individually and as a group. (Definition: The International Childbirth Education Association Board of Directors, 1986.)
Family-centered care does not expect you to care for your infant alone when your baby is with you. Instead, a family-oriented nurse will care for both you and your baby, nurturing the bonding and attachment process; in fact, caring for your whole family. Whoever you call family will be included. Your mother-baby nurse will be sensitive to provide care that is flexible for your individual family needs.
What Is Mother-Baby Nursing?
Mother-baby nursing is part of family-centered care.
WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital understands that your baby belongs to you, to your family, and not to the hospital. We are committed to giving each of you the education and support your family needs to welcome your new baby into your lives and your routines.
Mother-baby care is not the same as rooming-in, where you are expected to care for your baby by yourself. Instead, the same nurse cares for both mother and baby in the comfort and convenience of your room.
By caring for your baby at your bedside, mother-baby nurses promote bonding and attachment. As a result, babies are happy and you, as new parents, will leave the hospital more confident in your parenting skills.
What Are the Benefits of Family-Centered Maternity Care and Mother-Baby Nursing?
There is better communication between healthcare providers, including obstetricians and pediatricians who work with one nurse instead of two.
A baby in mother's room will:
Because parents are nearby to closely nurture and answer cries.
New Beginning Birth Suites Mission Statement: New Beginning Birth Suites is totally committed to help maintain and when possible maximize the health of the childbearing woman, her infant and her family. The patient's family (as defined by her) is considered an integral part of her care and is encouraged to remain with her throughout the birthing process. Teaching will be instituted to promote active participation in the patient's health care.
This unit exists to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the antepartal, intrapartal, and immediate postpartum patient.
New Beginning Birth Suites Philosophy of Care: It is our belief that each family is special in its' own way. Our goals are:
New Beginning Birth Suites
New Beginning Birth Suites presents a peaceful, yet modern environment for our maternity audience. Each room is structured to provide single room maternity care for the delivering mother and her family. All rooms are equipped for necessary medical procedures during labor and the postpartum period and also provide an area for the baby to stay in the room, privacy and space for visitors.
New Beginning Birth Suites also includes:
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