Because childbirth is a natural event of wellness, not illness, the equipment for labor and delivery is discreetly closeted behind wooden panels in your private suite. Your suite is tastefully decorated, with soft lighting and spectacular views. It also has the comforts of home-a whirlpool tub and shower in your private bathroom, a TV/VCR, a refrigerator, a table and chairs so your family can have meals with you, a
pull-out sofa so your birthing partner can comfortably spend the night, a bassinet for your baby and, of course, a rocking chair.
We will ensure all the privacy and comfort you and your family need to share the first magical moments of your new infant's life. In addition to the home-like setting, the Noreen Stonor Drexel Birthing Center provides the most important component: all the clinical expertise you could possibly require is right at hand. As a part of Newport Hospital, we have state-of- the-art medical-surgical services, including all medical specialties, for you and your baby. The birthing center is equipped with the latest medical technology, safeguards and backup equipment to ensure you and your baby's safety in all situations.
Our staff monitors your progress and your baby's health during labor, from your bedside and from the nurses station. We have the capacity for any level of infant resuscitation, and our nursery is equipped to care for babies who have special needs at birth. For the protection of your infant, the birthing center is closely monitored by a technologically advanced security system.