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Obstetrics and Maternity Care



Pain Options  

More information about labor pain control can be found here.  

Delayed Cord Clamping  

The cord will be clamped one minute after birth or when the cord stops pulsating. The benefits of delaying the clamping are increasing the blood volume back to the baby and increasing iron, which is vital for healthy brain development.  


The baby is placed belly-down, directly on your chest, right after birth. The nurse will dry your baby off, put a hat and diaper on, cover them with a warm blanket, and get your baby settled on your chest. The first hours of snuggling skin-to-skin will let you and your baby get to know each other. They also have essential health benefits. Skin-to-skin babies stay warmer and are calmer, cry less, have healthier blood sugar levels and allow you to bond with your new baby.  

Breast Feeding  

Certified Lactation Specialists are available to provide support and education to breastfeeding moms before and after delivery.