From pre-natal testing to fetal monitoring to labor and delivery, we have the technology and expertise at our Maternity Center to ensure that you and your baby will be as safe as possible. Our fetal monitoring system lets your doctor and nurses constantly monitor your progress from multiple locations. We have a state-of-the-art operating room right on the floor. A pediatrician will visit your newborn in your Maternity Center room every day. And a pediatrician is also present for C-section and twin births.
Advanced Fetal Monitoring
Our state-of-the-art fetal monitoring system allows us to provide comprehensive, patient-focused care and data management throughout your labor. Using the Philips OBTraceVue System – an advanced fetal monitoring-system that is normally found only in large teaching hospitals – your doctor and nurses can access vital information wherever it’s needed – at your bedside, at the nurses’ central station, in your physician’s office, or even in his or her home. TraceVue gives us easy access to well-organized information so we can concentrate on providing you with the highest quality of care.
Concerns about having a normal healthy baby are completely natural. Fortunately, a number of tests are available to reassure you and keep you informed throughout your pregnancy. We can provide all necessary and appropriate pre-natal testing at all stages of your pregnancy at our Maternity Center including:
- Blood work testing
- Glucose tolerance test
- Rhogam – RH negative
- Non-stress test
We provide 24-hour anesthesia at our Maternity Center. Whether you desire an epidural during labor, or require pain control during a C-section, we can administer precise and effective pain management, without making you drowsy, so you can
interact with your newborn and enjoy those special first family moments.
HUGS® Infant Protection Security System
The Xmark® Hugs system provides an unprecedented level of security for your newborn. With this easy-to-use system, your nurse will attach a tag around your baby’s ankle at birth. Your baby will then be automatically enrolled in the system, and you can be sure that, throughout your stay, your newborn will be safe.
Lactation Assessment and Counseling
While you’re here at our Maternity Center, our Certified Lactation Counselors are available to make sure you’re comfortable with nursing and familiar with proper techniques. Deciding how to feed your baby is a highly personal choice, however. So whether you choose to breast or bottle feed your baby, The CHH Maternity Center will support your choice and provide you with all the information you need to ensure that your baby feeds successfully.
We also accommodate lactating moms after discharge, whether they have delivered here or elsewhere. Contact us, to arrange for an appointment with one of our Lactation Counselors. Your visit is covered by most health insurance plans.
The Maternity Center OR
For C-sections or twin births, we offer our patients a state-of-the-art Operating Room right in The Maternity Center. Being able to remain on the floor for your C-section is a major convenience. Our Maternity Center nurses are specially trained to assist your physician in the OR, so you will receive one-to-one care, even for a C-section.
If you are planning to be a surrogate mother, or are using the services of a surrogate, we offer unique expertise and experience in surrogacy planning and delivery. Our Maternity Center specialists will work effectively with all parties.
Rated A+ for Safety
Charlotte-Hungerford Hospital works continuously to maintain the highest standards of care at our Maternity Center. In fact, based on our ranking in the 98th percentile for patient care and safety, the Joint Commission has given our Maternity Center an A+ rating for patient safety.
The CHH Maternity Center also ranks among the best in the state for Maternity Practices in Infant, Nutrition and Care for women’s health in Connecticut, based on research conducted by the Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation conducted by the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – http://www.cdc.gov/.