Bringing a child into this
world can be one of the most fulfilling and exciting times in your life —
and at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital we want to make sure that you have a
warm, safe, caring environment for the birth of your baby. Our
beautiful, state-of-the-art Birthing Center is designed to meet the
physical and emotional needs of mothers, mothers-to-be and their
birthing partners as they embark on this exciting journey.
recently renovated, state-of-the-art SLCH Birthing Center features
newly renovated labor and delivery rooms with private bathroom and
shower, and private and semi-private recovery rooms. Luxurious birthing
suites for labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum (LDRP) — also are
available, allowing new moms to continue their stay in the same room.
The rooms feature a jacuzzi tub that can be used for comfort while
laboring. The SLCH Birthing Center also boasts a Lactation Room, a
private area where new families can utilize all our breastfeeding
Our birthing suites feature:
Other features of our Birthing Center include:
- Extended visiting hours.
- A comprehensive infant security program.
- Newborn hearing screenings as required by New York State
and a local referral when necessary for additional screening.
- Lactation consultation and breastfeeding classes.
- Comfortable waiting spaces for family members.
encourage all expectant mothers and their birthing partners to tour our
facilities before the big day. Tours are offered on Sundays at 2:00
p.m. To schedule a tour, call 568-2365. See our online Medical Staff Directory for a list of our highly skilled OB/GYN physicians.
it’s time for the baby to arrive, our team is ready. Upon a patient’s
arrival, we assess her condition to determine where she is in the
birthing process. Our team continuously monitors the mother, assessing
her comfort level and working closely with her to support her birthing
After the baby arrives, our care-giving team
is by the new mom’s side to ensure her comfort and help her and the
birthing partner get to know their new baby. Education and communication
are essential to our family-centered model of care. That’s why we work
with the family members and others in the new mom’s support network,
whenever possible, to make sure there is a good understanding of how to
care for both mother and baby before they leave the hospital. Our
lactation consultant will also provide assistance and education to
breast-feeding mothers – including techniques and nutrition advice.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
delivering babies at SLCH have the added comfort of knowing that our
Elaine Kaplan Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is just steps away from our
Birthing Center. The Level II NICU offers acute and chronic care for
premature infants and ill full-term babies born throughout the region.
We offer a transport service for critically ill babies at other
hospitals without neonatal expertise. Using a family-centered approach,
the NICU provides medical care to critically ill babies and offers
special therapeutic services, community referrals, family education and