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
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
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
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
Laborists - At your request, laborists, along
with your personal obstetrician, will work together to deliver
high quality, seamless care to you and your
In-House Anesthesia Team - An obstetrical
anesthesiologist is available on site to all labor &
delivery patients 24 hours a day.