When it comes to babies, we deliver!
Complete care at STRMC’s Maternal & Newborn Center
The Maternal & Newborn Center has been delivering babies for more than 50 years. Our compassionate, caring staff and qualified doctors combine the use of advanced technology and medical experience that rivals any metropolitan area hospitals. The difference in our Maternal & Newborn Center is the personalized care we provide to every patient. Our patients receive one-on-one individualized patient care from admission to discharge.
The center features two labor/delivery/recovery suites and four postpartum rooms for the comfort and care of the mother, infant and family. An operating room is located within the center, so mom never has to be moved out of the center. The private patient rooms provide a homelike, family-centered setting. We promote positive family beginnings by allowing mother and baby to room together or to use the newborn nursery. Because safety is a priority, a lockdown system is in place. The center has modern medical equipment and fetal monitors that record the baby’s heartbeat and the mother’s contractions.
AN EXPERIENCED TEAM
Pregnancy & Newborns
Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.
We have three experienced physicians who specialize in obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN) and labor and delivery. Edward B. Blackmon, Jr., M.D. is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Benjamin S. Zertuche, M.D. is board certified in family practice by the American Board of Family Practice and provides Ob/Gyn services. Complimenting our veteran team of physicians is Dr. Ernesto Cantu, who specializing in family practice and obstetrics.
The nurses are certified in fetal monitoring and provide neonatal resuscitation. Our belief in one-to-one nursing care recognizes the psychological importance of the postpartum period and is designed to meet the medical needs of mother and child, as well as the emotional and social needs of the family.
SPECIAL CLASSES AND SERVICES
At STRMC, you can expect quality care for you and your family. The center offers childbirth preparation classes taught by a registered nurse who specializes in prenatal care.
The classes cover a variety of topics, including tips on child care and parenting, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, Cesarean section, labor rehearsal, infant/child safety and what to expect during the first three months. Childbirth education classes are held on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the STRMC Private Dining Room.
We also offer center tours so that our patients can become familiarized with our rooms, staff and services before the day of delivery. When you need the most comprehensive maternity care, look to STRMC’s Maternal & Newborn Center. We believe that having a baby should be more than just a hospital visit. We’ll help make your baby’s arrival as wonderful as you’ve imagined.
Give your baby a healthy start!
For more information about programs or to schedule a tour of STRMC’s Maternal & Newborn Center, call (830) 769-5252.