Accommodations

At Ashley Regional Medical Center, we believe that childbirth is a family experience. We make accommodations to be sure the friends and family you'd like to be there can share in the experience.

Our birthing unit provides beautiful post-partum rooms and state of the art equipment. Our nursing staff are highly trained including AWHONN fetal monitoring, NRP Newborn Resuscitation and STABLE.

Remember that labor can be very overwhelming and emotional, and to provide the safest delivery it is best to limit visitors to only those there to provide support. 

The Birth Place permits 24-hour visitation for your primary support people. All other visitors should follow the hospital visitation policy. Your new baby's siblings may visit with an adult.  Anyone sick or recently exposed (within the past three weeks) to an infectious disease (such as chicken pox) should not visit the Birth Place.

Infant security is a priority, but we are very family friendly.

Labor and Deliver Room

The staff may request that fewer visitors stay, depending on the conditions of your baby. Visitors also may be asked to step out if you'd like them to or to provide care.

During Delivery

Family may be present during the delivery at the discretion of the nursing staff and physician.

After Your Baby is Born

You will need some time to physically and emotionally recover from labor and delivery. Following your baby's birth, you will be able to be together to bond and get to know each other. Your baby will then go to the Nursery for vital signs and assessment. After your doctor completes your care following delivery and your baby has been examined your support person will be able to hold your baby. You may stay for an hour or two in the Labor and Delivery Room, your nurse will check on you during your recovery. Then you well be transferred to a Postpartum Room where your family and friends can visit with you.

Incoming Calls

For your convenience, there are phones in the Birthing Suites as well as the Postpartum Rooms. Our staff will get messages to you, however protecting your confidentiality we will not give out information regarding you or your baby.

Outgoing Calls

To make outgoing calls, dial 9 and the area code. Regional and long distance calls require a calling card or operator assistance.  You may use your cell phones in the Birth Place.