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Moms who have delivered babies at multiple facilities all agree: "The birth experience at PVH is top-notch!" You are treated like the VIP you are, with care from your own private nurse as you enjoy a quiet, spacious room, delicious meals, and quality care during your first days with the new bundle of joy.
Penobscot Valley Hospital offers a caring, supportive environment for childbirth with a wide range of educational programs. Our free childbirth education classes are offered quarterly in concise, yet informative, one-day sessions. View our brochure on childbirth education here.
The labor and delivery process at PVH takes place in a private suite, with no need to move after delivery, so you can relax and enjoy your new addition. The birthing suites offer a comfortable, spacious environment with plenty of room for family and friends to visit, and sleeping arrangements for dad, too.
Following delivery, mothers receive special one-on-one attention from our experienced nursing staff. They'll take care of your every need! At PVH, family-centered care is emphasized and includes education on the following:
- New Baby Bathing
- Circumcision Care
- Umbilical Cord Care
- Newborn Hearing Screening (Precious Sounds)
- Breastfeeding and Lactation
With the expert help of our nursing staff, new mothers keep their babies with them in their own rooms. Getting to know one another and becoming comfortable with infant care is an essential part of the infant-parent relationship. Spending more time together before leaving the hospital is a great way to start forming that precious bond. Rooming-in allows the whole family to be involved with the baby and provides a nurturing environment for the family.
And a Little Something Extra
PVH participates in the Raising Readers Program, providing a tote bag and books to the newborn. The Auxiliary volunteers also deliver a nice baby bag filled with goodies like hand made baby blankets, clothing and other specialty items for the new baby and family.
Pain Management and Your Birth Plan
View our options on pain management and create your own personalized birth plan.
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