Women and Infant Care

Your Birthing Experience at Riverside

Discover a compassionate and supportive birthing experience at Riverside. Our dedicated team is committed to making your birth experience comfortable and memorable.

Do you want to deliver your baby at Riverside?

Establish care with one of our OB/GYN providers who can be your guide throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum at Riverside.

 

 

 

Labor & Delivery on the Eastern Shore

Please read about Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital and visit their Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital Labor & Delivery unit.

 

Delivering your baby at Riverside Regional Medical Center  

 

Riverside Regional Medical Center has the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on the Peninsula, staffed with 24/7 neonatologists, advanced practice providers, nurses and respiratory therapists- here for your baby should they extra help or critical care services.

Our labor and delivery suites are located on the second floor of the Main Tower at Riverside Regional Medical Center. The unit has 12 labor and delivery rooms along with three rooms for OB Emergency/Triage. Labor and delivery also has two state-of-the-art operating suites, a two-bed post-anesthesia care unit and a pre-surgery room for scheduled procedures.

The doctor's hands in rubber gloves are holding the head of a newborn baby who lies in the medical box.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Riverside Regional Medical Center is the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on the Peninsula. We provide specialized care for babies who may need some extra help in making the transition to the world.

Neonatal Intensive Care
Pregnant Women Engaging in Meeting At Ante Natal Class

At Riverside, you have choices for your prenatal care

Women can choose from Traditional Prenatal Care, where you have one-on-one appointments with your Women’s Health provider, or from Group Prenatal Care. Group Prenatal Care, led by Riverside nurse midwives offers expectant mothers group prenatal care throughout their pregnancy with other moms due around the same time. Moms and their partners have one-on-one time with their nurse midwives, followed by a group session where they will learn valuable prenatal education from the midwife, guest speakers and enjoy the support of other moms. Need to establish care?

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Other amenities to support you during labor and delivery at Riverside Regional Medical Center

In our Labor and Delivery suites you will find:

- Spacious rooms
- 24/7 visitation for family and friends
- Free Wi-Fi
- Room service
- Labor hydrotherapy (two private rooms with labor tubs; showers in all others)
- Ambient lighting for increased comfort measures
- Surround sound via patient's music device through your AV cable
- Pink-noise helps minimize outside noise
- Wireless and waterproof fetal monitoring, allowing moms to move freely during labor and for ease of monitoring
- Access to birthing balls, including peanut balls to aid in the labor process
- Immediate skin-to-skin contact for mom and baby bonding
- Family centered C-section, or cesarean birth 
- 24/7 anesthesia coverage
- Vein illumination technology to help with difficult IV placement


If you need to be admitted to the hospital prior to your expected delivery date, you will be welcomed into an antepartum room. This specialized area specifically cares for women during their pregnancy. This includes high-risk pregnancies and for women who have complications arise during pregnancy. Located directly in Labor and Delivery, the antepartum area has four spacious family-centered rooms that feature refrigerators and tables to share a meal with family and friends, along with TV and DVD player in each room.

Some women manage the discomfort of labor by using prepared childbirth techniques, the birthing ball, warm showers, and/or systemic medication administered through an IV.

Three of the most common pain management options we offer on Labor and Delivery are IV pain medication, nitrous oxide and epidural analgesia. Epidural analgesia is a commonly used method to provide complete relief from the pain of labor or C-section birth. It involves an injection into the epidural space through your lower back.

Riverside Regional Medical Center is the only Peninsula hospital to offer obstetrical anesthesia coverage 24/7. You can speak to one of our anesthesiologists during your stay in Labor and Delivery.


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