At StoneSprings Hospital Center we understand that for a newborn baby, first impressions are everything. That’s why we are dedicated to providing the most caring and comfortable childbirth experience possible. From the earliest stages of your pregnancy we’re here for you every step of the way to answer your questions, address your concerns and share your excitement. You are about to experience one of life’s greatest joys!
When the big day arrives, our private Labor-Delivery-Recovery-Postpartum (LDRP) rooms offer comfort and luxury along with the latest medical technology and a highly skilled medical team. We look forward to sharing this magical time with you, and we encourage you to schedule a tour so you may see the beautiful amenities we have to offer. If you have any questions before or after your baby is born, you may speak with a member of our staff by calling (571) 349-5230.
Choosing an Obstetrician or a Pediatrician
If you don't yet have an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN)—a doctor who delivers babies and cares for women's health—it's important to find one early in your pregnancy to ensure proper care for you and your baby. All of StoneSprings Hospital Center's OB/GYN physician specialists are board–certified and meet the highest professional standards.
You may wish to speak with several doctors to find a good fit before making your choice.
Choosing a pediatrician is another vital step in preparing for your new baby. You may want to ask your obstetrician for recommendations, or use our online physician referral service.
If your pediatrician does not have practice privileges at StoneSprings Hospital, our pediatricians will provide excellent care for your baby until you're ready to go home. To make for a smooth transition, you'll receive your baby's newborn evaluation to help coordinate care your selected pediatrician or healthcare provider.
The birth of your child can be an exhilarating—and sometimes overwhelming—experience. Understanding your pregnancy and knowing what to expect can help you take better care of yourself and your baby while feeling more confident and relaxed.
Birth, parenting and family education
The birth team at StoneSprings Hospital Center will offer a wide range of prenatal care and education to help you prepare for pregnancy, delivery and parenting. Be sure to ask about taking a tour of our hospital birthing areas to see our beautiful, spacious rooms for yourself.
If you plan to breastfeed your baby, take advantage of our prenatal breastfeeding classes. Our lactation specialists offer one-on-one consultation once your baby is born, both while you're here in the hospital and after you return home.
Birth and parenting classes at StoneSprings Hospital Center include:
- Childbirh education
- Baby care basics
- Breastfeeding preparation
View our online calendar for a complete list of upcoming classes and events.
Get ready for your hospital stay
Pack your overnight bag well in advance of your due date. Your obstetrician will tell you when to go the hospital once your labor starts.
We suggest you include the following in your overnight bag:
- Your insurance card, the telephone number of your insurance company and photo identification
- An iPod® or personal music player to listen to your favorite relaxing tunes
- An extra pillow with a colored pillowcase to differentiate it from hospital bedding
- Socks to warm your feet
- Snacks for dad or your labor coach
- Addresses and phone numbers of friends and family
- Nightgown or pajamas, robe, underwear and slippers to wear after your delivery
- Nursing bra if you plan to breastfeed; standard bra if you plan to bottle feed
- Toiletries and personal hygiene items
- Reading material such as books and magazines
- A baby book to get your baby's footprints after delivery
- Loose–fitting clothes to wear home
- Baby clothes, including an outfit, hat, booties and blanket
- An approved infant car seat
- Medications or prescriptions from home
- A large amount of cash
While you're in labor, your significant other may visit you at any time. Additional visitors may be permitted at your bedside with your obstetrician's approval.
After your baby's born, your friends and family may visit at any time, but it's important to balance your desire to share this important event with others and your need for rest, nursing care and time with your baby. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted unless they are the newborn's siblings. Visitors who have a communicable disease, such as a cold or flu, and those who have been exposed to one in the past two weeks may not visit the maternity and baby care areas.
Our comfortable waiting rooms will provide ample space for additional well–wishers. All visitors must check in at the nurses' station to obtain a visitor badge.