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Baptist Health Lexington

Labor & Delivery

Having a Baby at Baptist Health Lexington

The arrival of a new baby is a momentous time for the whole family. Baptist Health Lexington's obstetrics care focuses on the family unit during this special occasion.

We understand what new families want and need, because we've been sharing in the miracle of birth for generations. From the latest in equipment to the tender touch of caring nurses, we are committed to meeting the needs of women in central, south and eastern Kentucky.

Our family-centered Maternity Care Program includes:

  • Birthing Balls and Laboring Tub - Moms in labor seeking pain and stress relief may choose to use birthing balls, standard physiotherapy balls often used in physical therapy, or a whirlpool tub, which uses soothing warm water to bring comfort and relaxation.
  • LDR Rooms - Combination labor, delivery and recovery rooms (LDRs) are available so that a mother can remain in the same room during the entire birthing process. An open invitation is extended to the father or other support person to participate in labor and delivery with the mother's approval.
  • Mother-Baby Unit - Baptist Health Lexington's team works together to provide an integrated and patient-forward system for obstetrical and newborn care. In our family-centered care model, one nurse is responsible for the care and support of both mother and baby. This helps recognize, respond to and coordinate both mother's and baby's unique needs.
  • Neonatal Intensive Unit - This unit provides comprehensive care to newborns that require special medical and nursing attention and is staffed by neonatologists (physicians specializing in sick and premature newborn care), highly experienced nurses and a variety of support staff.
  • Newborn Nursery - When your baby is not with you, he or she will be cared for in our newborn nursery by our highly skilled and trained nurses.
  • Rooming in - Our family-centered maternity program offers an opportunity for the mother to keep her baby with her from delivery to discharge.
  • Newborn Education Television Channel 95 - During your stay, you can learn more about caring for your baby by watching the Newborn Channel in addition to speaking with your nurse and physician. The Newborn Channel is a national television network available 24 hours a day on our mother-baby unit. Topics include: Basic baby care, Breast feeding, Bathing your baby, and many more.
  • Wireless Central - Baptist Health Lexington offers free, wireless Internet access to our patients and visitors throughout Building D and in limited areas in Building E. A wireless card or an adapter is required.
  • Discharge Planning - Leaving the hospital can be stressful, especially for first-time parents. Baptist Health Lexington's discharge planning service focuses on the special needs of parents and families who are adjusting to having a new baby.
  • Personalized Birth Plans - Baptist Health Lexington's maternity staff members will work closely with you to personalize your childbirth experience. We want your delivery to be as unique as you and your baby are. Options, including pain control and preferences during labor and other areas, may be discussed with your doctor or nurse. We are very receptive to new ideas and innovations in labor and delivery concepts.
  • Laborists - At your request, laborists, along with your personal obstetrician, will work together to deliver high quality, seamless care to you and your baby.
  • In-House Anesthesia Team - An obstetrical anesthesiologist is available on site to all labor & delivery patients 24 hours a day.
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