No matter which Main Line Health hospital you choose, Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital or Riddle Hospital, you can be assured of a family-centered childbirth experience backed by a strong clinical team. In addition to your obstetrician, a team of anesthesiologists, neonatologists, maternity and neonatal nurses, and pediatric specialists stand ready to work with you in identifying the best birthing options for you and your baby.
Two coaches are permitted to remain with you during your delivery. This may include friends, family or a labor and coach (Doula). Check with your OB/GYN to determine what is best for you. Waiting rooms are open around the clock for other family and friends.
State-of-the-art maternity suites
We’ve designed our maternity units to be the next best thing to home for you and your family. Most of the patient rooms in our maternity units are private so, under normal circumstances, you can be assured a private suite will be available. For specific information regarding your labor and delivery unit, we encourage you to schedule a maternity unit tour at the Main Line Health hospital that you have chosen. During your visit you will learn where to enter the hospital and how to get to the delivery suite when you go into labor.
To ensure your comfort and convenience, all of the maternity units offer a variety of amenities including accommodations for an overnight guest, sibling visitation and Bella Baby photography service.
Neonatal intensive care units
Most problems of the premature or full term, high risk newborn are temporary and correctable. Often babies just need time to develop immature body systems or overcome an illness.
For both, the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at each Main Line Health hospital location provides intense monitoring and a daily regimen of care to help your baby. Nemours duPont Pediatric neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners staff select Main Line Health hospitals 24/7. Our highly skilled NICU teams ensure that your baby gets the care he or she needs.
Each year our four NICU’s care for hundreds of babies who are premature, or of small or low birth rate, have medical problems such as, immature lungs or a multitude of issues. We provide different levels of care at each of our Main Line Health hospitals.
Once you have confirmed your pregnancy, seen your OB/GYN physician, and have a projected delivery date, you should register with your hospital’s labor and delivery service so that they can be prepared for your arrival.