Ginecología y obstetricia 
 
 
 
 
Maternity Entrance for Quick Access to Deliveries 

At JFK Memorial Hospital, we deliver approximately 3,000 babies a year, so we pride ourselves with an experienced and caring staff. Our emphasis is on the health of your baby (and you) throughout your pregnancy, during your delivery and after you're at home.

While having a baby is one of the greatest events of your life, a woman's health is important at every age. This is why we provide the support of specialized physicians and a variety of programs through our gynecological services.

Our Obstetrics include:


 Obstetrical Care                         

 Maternal Child Education

    • Maternal Child Education begins when the patient arrives and continues until the patient is discharge.  Education is family focused and is intended to prepare parents, not just to care for their baby when they go home, but to care for themselves, as well. 
    • We are also proud to offer parents additional learning opportunities with the use of the Newborn Channel which is available 24 hours a day in the hospital in both English and Spanish.

Maternity Tours        

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Hospital Visiting hours are 11:00a.m. to 8:30p.m.  

     

LABOR and DELIVERY 

Having a baby is one of the most joyous events in life.  At JFK Memorial Hospital we provide care for low - and high-risk obstetrical patients, including central fetal monitoring to assess your baby before birth and during labor.  Anesthesiologists are avaiable to provide labor epidurals for pain control.

When you have your baby at JFK Memorial Hospital, we help make you feel at home.  Our Labor/Delivery/Recovery rooms let you and your family members stay in one comfortable, well-appointed room throughout the entire birthing process.  We encourage getting to know your new family member immediately after birth with facilitating time with your baby skin to skin this helps regulate your baby's temperature naturally and is the perfect setting to feed your baby the way nature intended, if you choose to breastfeed.  A nurse specially trained to evaluate newborns will come to the delivery room to assess you newborn.  This way your baby does not leave "Mom" to go to the nursery.  The nursery comes to you!

We have breastfeeding education to help prepare you in advance of the birth and tours of the facility with a lot of helpful information.  Call for more information (760) 775-8184 or to schedule your tour given on the first and fourth Thursday of each month at 5:00p.m.

Visting Hours for Labor and Delivery Are:

Mother may identify up to four (4) visitors during the labor and delivery process.  This may be subject to change based on the patients medical condition.  Immediately following the birth we facilitate a quiet "golden hour" for mother and baby to bond and establish breastfeeding.

 

 

 
 

MOTHER BABY COUPLET UNIT

Our Mother-Baby couplet care in the postpartum area means that nurses care for you and your baby together and mother and baby are rarely separated to help you learn your baby's special feeding cues.  There are Lactation Specialists available to help with problems, and nursing staff that are specially trained to help with Breastfeeding.  We have professional photographers from "Our 365" that come to your room in the hospital and photograph your newborn alone or with other family members in that special photo that you will be glad to show off.  Access to a website with a unique password that you select for friends and family to be able to view your new addition beginning in August 2010.

We support the Baby Friend 10 steps to successful breast feeding! 

  1. Have a written breastfeeding policy that is routinely communicated to all health care staff.
  2. Train all health care staff in skills necessary to implement this policy.
  3. Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding.
  4. Help mothers initiate breastfeeding within an hour of birth.
  5. Show mothers how to breastfeed and how to maintian lactation, even if they should be separted from their infants.
  6. Give newborn infants no food or drink other than breast milk, unless medically indicated.
  7. Practice "rooming in" by allowing mothers and infants to remain together 24 hours a day.
  8. Encourage breastfeeding on demand.
  9. Give no artificial nipples, pacifiers, dummies, or soothers to breastfeeding infants.
  10. Foster the establishment of breastfeeding support groups and refer mothers to them on discharge from the hospital or birthing center.

Visiting Hours for Mother / Baby are:

Regular hospital visiting hours apply with the exception of Fathers or Significant others with a pink or blue arm band may visit any time.  Siblings are allowed in the Mother / Baby unit from 11:00a.m. to 8:00p.m. - there is no age limit on siblings, however, they must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

 

 

 
 

NEONATAL ICU (NICU)

Everyone looks forward to the birth of a baby as a healthy, joyous event.  Yet in those cases where a newborn is premature or has medical problems, it's reassuring to know that knowledgeable specialists and advanced equipment are at hand.  It begins with a team that includes your obstetrician, anesthesiologist, labor and delivery nurse, pediatrician and nenonatal intensive care nurse.  It also includes the reassurance that comes with our Level II intensive care nursery and a neonatologist on-call around the clock.

JFK Memorial Hospitals 11 bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides comprehensive care for preemies and other high-risk infants.  Since it is located rigtht next to the Labor and Delivery areas, we can help get a newborn right into treatment if needed.  The neonatal team includes neonatologists, registered nurses, respiratory care practitioners, occupational therapist, social workers, and discharge planner.

Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Includes:

  • Ventilation support for newborns who require assistance breathing on their own
  • Tube Feeding
  • Cardiopulmonary Monitoring
  • NICU Aftercare
  • Lactation Specialist
  • 24 Hour Visitation

For information regarding our Neonatal Medicine Services call (760) 775-8184

Our services also include a follow-up developmental program for high-risk infants.

High Risk Infant Follow-Up Program

The High Risk Infant Follow-Up Program at JFK Memorial Hospital provides comprehensive developmental follow-up to eligible graduates of the neonatal intensive care unit.  Our multidisiciplinary team provides infant development assessment, parent support and family education.  We work closely with your pediatrician and other medical professionals involved in the care of your child to promote optimal growth and development.\

Visiting Hours for NICU are:

Parents, grandparents, and significant others may visit between 8:00a.m. and 6:30p.m. and 8:00p.m. to 6:30a.m.  No one under the age of 14 years may visit.

 

 

 
 

PEDIATRICS

We realize that a hospital stay for your child can be stressful and frightening experience.  Our goal at JFK Memorial Hsopital is to make your child's stay as comfortable as possible.  Our philosophy encourages family togetherness, with the belief that the family is a child's primary source of strength and support.  We encourage you to participate in your child's care and welcome your questions and suggestions.  Our team of pediatric specialist, are focused on providing our young patients withoutstanding, individualized care.  Our staf fof pediataric nurses have specialized skills, knowledge and experience in the care of sick children and will care for your child 24 hours a day.

In our pediatric unit, we have age appropriate toys, books, and games to help keep your child entertained.

Visiting Hours for Pediatrics are:

Regular hospital visiting hours apply except in the case of parents.  Parents or grandparents may visit any time, however, only one family member may stay during the night.  No visitors under the age of 14 years.