Maternity & Post-Partum Care
Maternity Care That’s Comfortable and Secure
At Glenwood Regional Medical Center, our staff is committed to providing the very best care for you and your baby, from pregnancy to delivery and beyond. It’s something we’ve been doing for over 50 years. Find out why West Monroe parents have chosen us to bring more than 50,000 babies into the world…
Labor, Delivery, and Recovery
The Women’s and Children’s Pavilion at Glenwood Regional Medical Center boasts 6 private labor and delivery suites, as well as a 10-bed post-partum facility. In addition to the featuring all of the medical technology you could need, every patient room has a TV that offers healthcare information, cable channels, free in room movies, and relaxation videos. Complimentary internet access is also available throughout the LDR suites.
Our birthing suites are staffed by friendly and helpful nurses, all of whom are trained in breastfeeding and able to offer assistance, if needed. More than half of our nurses are certified in inpatient obstetric nursing, low-risk neonatal nursing, and neonatal intensive care nursing, with an active goal of 100%.
See the difference yourself by scheduling a free tour of our facilities. Call (318) 329-8590.
Safe Place® Infant Security: Our Top Priority
Once your healthy new baby is born, infant security is our next priority at Glenwood Regional Medical Center. Currently, we are the only hospital in West Monroe to offer the Safe Place® Infant Security solution. Safe Place® offers proven protection against child abduction. A soft, flexible RFID band is attached to your baby’s ankle, which transmits information wirelessly to an automated system. If the system recognizes that the infant has been brought close to an exit door without authorization, doors lock automatically, an alarm sounds, and nurses and staff are notified instantly. When it comes to security and protection, no company rivals the features Safe Place® offers. See the Safe Place® brochure for more information.
Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Should your baby experience any complications, Glenwood Regional Medical Center is home to one of the finest Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the West Monroe, LA area. The NICU is staffed with highly trained neonatal physician specialists, nurse practitioners, and nursing staff. If you do need the services of our NICU team, you’ll find that the quality of care is rivaled only by first-rate communication. As a part of our services, we promise to keep you as informed as possible about your child’s condition.
Free Classes on Breastfeeding, Childbirth, and More
Classes on breastfeeding, childbirth, newborn care, and other subjects are available free of charge to women in West Monroe. Also, because all of our nurses are trained in lactation, you can rest assured that you’ll have the assistance you require, even if you don’t take advantage of our free breastfeeding classes prior to delivery.
- Labor and Delivery tours
- Highly trained OB nurses on call 24 hours a day
- Dietary consultation for moms with a registered dietician
- Hearing screening testing for babies
- Infant CPR
- Videos and learning materials about your baby’s first year
- Safe Place® Security Solution (Postpartum, OB & Ped Units)
- New playroom provided by Shelby’s Wish Foundation
- Complimentary diaper bag with formula
- New daddy scrubs for new dads
- Complimentary steak dinner
- Free breastfeeding, infant care and childbirth classes
- Merchant coupons
- Online Nursery
We know you will want friends and loved ones to share in your joy when you welcome your new baby to the world. We maintain a family-centered approach and offer flexible visiting hours and comfortable waiting areas for your guests. For the health and well being of our youngest patients, we ask that a parent or guardian be with children who are under the age of 13 at all times.
We also know how important it is for your child to receive the best care available. That’s why you can depend on our pediatric specialists to provide medical expertise with the high quality care you expect from Glenwood. From emergency care to inpatient care, our pediatric staff, facilities, and services are all oriented toward meeting the unique needs of children.
Our Pediatric Center
Glenwood’s 13-bed Pediatric unit, conveniently located in our Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, cares for inpatients, ambulatory surgical patients, and short-stay patients with a wide range of medical conditions. It is designed especially for the care and comfort of children, from newborn through adolescence. We understand how stressful a hospital stay can be for children and their parents.
We’ve added extra features with comfort in mind: large and comfortable pediatric rooms, extra large chairs for sleeping parents, guest trays for parents, a children’s playroom with two large aquariums, and DVD players in every room with a choice of entertainment and education videos. A Hostess Program is available for children with special nutrition needs and for children who want a snack outside the regularly scheduled dining times.
Need Additional Information?
For more information about maternity care services or a free tour of our LDR suites, please call (318) 329-4350.