Delivering Miracles Everyday
Grant Memorial Hospital has a quality birthing center, delivering over 300 babies a year. The Mother Infant Care Center features private and semi-private rooms with all the necessary monitoring equipment. We participate with the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership, with the ability to teleconference with West Virginia Medicine neonatologists when needed.
We are staffed with one obstetrician who comes with many years of experience in the care of pregnant and delivering women. All Mother Infant Care Center nurses are certified in Neonatal Resuscitation and Fetal Monitoring. We offer breastfeeding support with a Certified Lactation Counselor on staff and available to assist the breastfeeding mother. All our pediatricians are readily available for the admission and care of your newborn. Grant Memorial Hospital’s Mother Infant Care Center has a strong relationship with West Virginia University Medicine when more advanced care is needed.
Prior to taking your newborn home, we perform a newborn screening, which is a process of testing all newborn babies for certain disorders and conditions that can hinder their normal development. This screening includes; a healthy hearing screen to identify babies born with a hearing loss,
pulse oximetry screening for congenital heart defects, and a blood test, where we collect a few drops of blood from the heel to test for several congenital disorders.
We have private birthing rooms equipped to provide care and comfort to laboring mothers and families. The rooms feature large private bathrooms, closets for patient’s belongings, and a sleeper chair for your support person to rest in. Each room has specialized birthing beds for the comfort of our mothers and a Dräger warmer equipped with auto breath for the care of newborns. We offer television and Wifi with laptops available per request.
Visits from family members and special friends can be a meaningful part of your experience. Visiting hours are from 10:00am-8:00pm to allow for you to rest and learn about caring for yourself and your baby. Due to the frequency of childhood illnesses, children 12 and under are not allowed to visit unless they are a sibling to the baby. We encourage all visitors to wash their hands before holding the baby. The visitation guidelines are subject to change during influenza season.