Labor & Delivery

We all know that giving birth is not easy. Yet there are many ways to manage pain and ease anxiety during labor in order to ensure the best possible birthing experience. At Stephens County Hospital, we encourage you to share your wishes with us so that we can accommodate your birthing plans and choices for a truly special experience. Planned cesarean or C-sections have the option of seeing the entire process through a birthing trend called family-centered cesarean. A clear drape replaces the blue surgical cloth, so mom can experience the entire delivery. This request can be added to your birthing plan prior to or upon arrival for your delivery. If this is your first delivery at New Impressions – Maternal Services, you may have a few questions. We have includes some information that you may find helpful. If you would like to schedule a private tour of the New Impressions unit please call 706-282-4116. 

  • When arriving in labor, you will need to register:
    • 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Outpatient Registration
    • 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. – E.R. Registration
  • The Doctor or the Midwife on call will deliver your baby
  • The Pediatrician on call will care for your baby
  • You may have three support people in the delivery room when you are giving birth
  • Your baby will be able to stay in your room with you provided there are no complications

 

What to Bring

Choose any of the following items that you may need for labor. Bring these items with you to labor and delivery.

  • Spray bottle for misting your face
  • 1-2 pillows (bright colored pillowcase)
  • Lip balm (Chapstick)
  • Snack for support person
  • Money for vending machines
  • iPods, MP3 players, and CD players
  • Massage tools and massage oils (because of fire codes, candles or incense cannot be used)
  • Rice bag for moist, warm heat
  • Warm socks for mom’s feet
  • Camera, video camera
  • Focal point (like small stuffed animal or photograph)
  • Birth Care Plan
  • Robe, slippers for walking during labor
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste for mom and support person
  • Baby book for foot prints
  • Hair ties/clips
  • Hand-held fan
  • Sweater/sweatshirt for support person - room will be cool for mom’s comfort

After the Birth

  • Nightgown / PJs
  • Nursing bra or sports bra (if not breastfeeding)
  • Personal Care items (shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)
  • An outfit for the baby and blanket
  • Loose fitting clothes to wear home
  • Health Insurance / Medicaid Card
  • Money for vending machines
  • Favorite snacks (there is a small refrigerator in your room)
  • Infant car seat that has a five-point harness restraint