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Antepartum Care

Extended Hospital Care During Your Pregnancy


PVH provides a wide variety of services to you if you should need to be hospitalized for an extended amount of time prior to the delivery of your baby. The Birthing Center is equipped to provide you with a private room with 24 hour monitoring of your baby as ordered by your healthcare provider or midwife. If it is determined that it is in your and your baby's best interest to remain hospitalized, you may be transferred to the Women's Care Unit or the Peds Plus Unit for ongoing monitoring.

Once you are transferred you can expect:

  • Intermittent fetal monitoring as ordered by your healthcare provider or midwife.
  • Private room with refrigerator.
  • Primary nursing (a core group of nurses will be assigned to your care to provide you with continuity).
  • A visit from physical therapy to help with body positioning and exercises that can be done in bed to help alleviate pain and improve relaxation.
  • Counseling referral for support as needed.
  • For long-term stays, a care conference may be set up with you, your family, your healthcare providers or midwives and the nursing staff to develop a plan of care for your stay.
  • If you are anticipating a possible preterm birth, you will be visited by a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) staff member to explain what to expect for your baby in the NICU.
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