Women and Infant Care

Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital Labor & Delivery

We want you to have the best experience possible when you deliver your baby. Our labor and delivery suites at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital Labor & Delivery are designed to let you have the birthing options you desire, in a setting that is safe and comfortable.

Labor and Delivery Suites

Our labor and delivery suites are located on the second floor of the Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital. The unit has

  • 3 labor/delivery/recovery/postpartum rooms
  • 3 antepartum/ postpartum rooms
  • 2 OB emergency/ triage rooms
  • Level I Nursery
  • C-Sections are performed in Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital state-of-the-art operating suites

In our rooms we provide all of these amenities:

  • Spacious rooms
  • 24/7 visitation for family and friends
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 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
  • 24/7 pediatric coverage

Our Antepartum Rooms

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.

Pictures, Videotaping or Live-streaming

Many families take pictures and videos at the delivery, but please discuss any detailed plans with your physician prior to your delivery date, and with your labor and delivery nurse upon arrival.

  • Photographs are permitted
  • Videotaping of the birth is not permitted
  • Live streaming is not permitted
  • No photographs of staff should be taken without their permission
  • You may be asked to stop videotaping or taking photographs, if patient condition changes
  • Birth photographers are permitted, however they count as a visitor and are included in the total number of visitors allowed

We have packing lists that may be helpful for you and your baby here: Packing Your Suitcase.


All visits to the maternity department should check in at the Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital Emergency Room. You will be assisted to the maternity department by one of our team.

If you are coming for a scheduled non stress test (NST) appointment you will enter through the main entrance of the hospital to check in at the front reception desk.

Pain Management

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.

Other women choose to have epidural analgesia. This 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.

Nitrous oxide is also available as a method of pain management.

You can speak to one of our anesthesiologists during your stay in Labor and Delivery.

Virtual Birthing Classes

Virtual birthing classes are available. For more information: Programs and Classes

Your Privacy

Our staff will not release information about your progress over the phone, to protect your privacy. You can personally update your family from the privacy of your own room.

Safe Sleep for Your Infant

Learn how to create a safe sleep environment for your infant here .