Medical Center (PMC) has received the Women’s Choice Award from
WomenCertified® distinguishing it as one of the 2014 Best Hospitals for
Patient Experience in Obstetrics. This is the second consecutive year
PMC has won this award. (Click here for more information)
The Birth Place
Labor and delivery suite
Thousands of expectant Eastern Kentucky families have chosen The Birth Place for their childbirth experience and it's easy to see why. Since patients first were admitted in 1971, The Birth Place has grown to become one of the largest, most progressive centers in the region.
The highly trained staff includes both obstetrical and nursing specialists. They receive training which allows them to use the latest techniques to make new mothers as comfortable as possible. Just as important, they are skilled listeners, trained to focus on the unique needs of individual families. The staff is a valuable resource on topics ranging from pain management to baby baths.
The Birth Place has birthing suites for any woman who is anticipating a normal vaginal delivery. The suite allows the mother to labor, deliver and recover in one quiet, comfortable room. All suites are attractive and fully equipped with a telephone, television and private bathroom.
After baby arrives, parents have a choice to where he/she will spend the majority of time. Some parents prefer that baby remain in the nursery and is brought to mom at regular feeding times. Others prefer rooming in, a practice of keeping baby in mother’s room except during the night when mom is encouraged to rest. The baby is cared for by its parents, with nursing assistance.
In the Newborn Nursery, baby spends the first few hours of life getting warm and snugly under an infant warmer until his/her body temperature is stabilized. Then baby gets the first bath, has a hearing test and is ready to visit with mom and family. In addition, baby wears a sensor that is part of an infant security system at The Birth Place.