Newborn Services

Mom and babyPampering you and your newborn

At The GW women's center, we strive to create a birth environment of warmth, comfort, assurance and encouragement. Our labor and delivery suites offer you beautiful amenities, including all private rooms and bathrooms. The birth setting may be intimate and private, or openly shared with your family, significant partner or other support person(s).

It is our belief that a family-centered approach to childbirth can help promote the healthy growth and development of the entire family. The Women's Center respects your birth plan and is proud of a long tradition of reaching out and serving a wide range of contemporary family structures. Your loved ones will be welcomed and encouraged to participate in your childbirth experience.

Always There, Always Prepared

Miraculous as it may be, childbearing can present certain complications. But whether it's a Cesarean birth, premature infant, or in-vitro pregnancy, The Women's Center offers the clinical expertise needed for your peace of mind.

The Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is an advanced facility equipped to treat premature infants and term newborns who have infections. Should complications occur during your delivery, a staff of qualified caregivers comprising board certified, fellowship-trained physicians; registered nurses; lactation consultants and technicians are available 24 hours a day to respond to any special needs you may have.

The NICU provides care for high-risk neonates including:

  • Noninvasive nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
  • Mechanical ventilation, including high frequency oscillation
  • Nitric oxide inhalation therapy

The Best Care Begins with the Best Education

You can support your family-centered birth with a comprehensive childbirth and parenting program. Here, you'll learn about childbirth and discover the joy, responsibility and love that comes with being a new parent. Refresher classes are available for expectant mothers who already have children.

Special Deliveries Newborn Services GW Hospital
Doctors helped a baby weighing 1 pound, 7 ounces and born four months premature grow into a healthy infant.
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Newborn Photography
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Tea Service

Weekday complimentary Starbucks tea service is available for new parents. Volunteers provide a complimentary tea service weekday afternoons.

*Dietary restrictions may apply.

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