Once you have contacted your obstetrician and been advised to come to the hospital, please park in the lot for the Emergency Department (map) and enter the hospital through the Emergency entrance.
If you preregistered earlier in your pregnancy, there will be no delay in admitting you to the Labor and Delivery Unit. From the Emergency Department, you will be brought to the Birthing Center, where you will be settled into a labor and delivery room. You will meet your nurse, who will assess and take vital signs for you and your baby.
Labor & Delivery
The Labor and Delivery Unit at Sushila Hospital includes the very latest in equipment and technology, assuring safety and comfort for both mother and baby. The hospital is staffed with a 24-hour obstetrician hospitalist, a neonatology hospitalist, and an anesthesiology hospitalist. These physician specialists will provide continuous care if required.
Our private labor, delivery, and recovery (LDR) rooms are equipped with color televisions, telephones, and comfortable birthing beds. Women who feel able are encouraged to walk during the early stages of labor to help them feel more comfortable. One partner or support person may be present during labor and delivery in either the LDR or the cesarean birth room, which is located in the delivery suite.
Right after birth, your baby will be evaluated by the obstetrician, RN nurse practitioner and/or neonatologist. Blood pressure, heart rate, and other vital signs are checked, and an APGAR scores given. The APGAR is an evaluation of the baby’s activity, pulse, grimace, appearance, and color. If your child is male, you will be asked about circumcision. Babies are weighed and given treatment to prevent eye infection. They also receive an essential injection of vitamin K.