We want you to have the best labor and delivery experience possible. Our new labor and delivery facilities at Riverside Regional Medical Center and Riverside Shore Memorial are designed to accommodate the birthing options you desire, in a setting that safe and comfortable.Labor And Delivery at Riverside Regional Medical Center
Our labor and Delivery suites are located on the 2 nd floor of the main tower. The unit has 12 labor and delivery (LDR) rooms, four antepartum rooms* along with a three bed OB Triage area. Labor and delivery also has 2 state of the art operating suites, a two bed post-anesthesia care unit and a pre-op room.
- Spacious rooms
- 24/7 visitation for family and friends *
- Immediate skin to skin for mother baby bonding
- Family centered cesarean birth
- 2 Private in room labor tubs for hydrotherapy use, or showers in all other rooms
- Ambient lighting in all rooms for increased comfort measures
- Surround sound available in all rooms, connected to patient's music device through AV cable
- Wireless fetal monitoring, allowing moms to move freely during labor and for easy of monitoring
- Free Wi-Fi access
- Free parking 24/7, free valet parking during the hours 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Vein illumination technology to help with difficult IV placement
- Room service
- Access to birthing balls, including peanut balls to aid in the labor process
We understand that it is an exciting time in not only the expecting parent's lives but everyone who knows the family. In order to keep our patients and babies safe we have the following visitor policy:
- a max of 4 people in the labor suite at one time
- there is a visitor's lounge outside of labor and delivery so visitors can take turns if needed
- May be restricted to two or less if patient condition warrants
- Cesarean births are limited to 1 visitor
- Doulas and birth photographers are counted as a visitor
Many families take photographs 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 by if patient condition changes
- Birth photographers are permitted, however they are counted as a visitor and included in the total amount of visitors allowed.
If you arrive Monday - Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.:
We have complimentary valet service at the Main Entrance. A member of the valet staff will greet you there. Your visitors can also use the free valet service.
If you arrive on the weekends, or before 7:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. on a weekday:
Valet services are not available during these slower times, so please feel free to park wherever most convenient in any of the Patient/Visitor parking areas. There is a Riverside Shuttle that can transport you to the Main Entrance from the parking areas on Riverside Regional Medical Center campus.
And, if you arrive between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.:
Our Main Entrance is usually locked overnight. Simply press and release the call button that you'll see at the Main Entrance. Tell the person answering that you are here to have your baby.
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When you enter the Main Lobby, please go directly to Labor and Delivery, located on the second floor. You'll take the elevators from the Main Lobby to the second floor and follow the signs to Labor and Delivery. One of our team members will assist you to your room. A team member will visit you in Labor and Delivery to complete your registration details. We encourage all expectant moms to pre-register before your delivery day.
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 cesarean 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 hours a day, seven days a week. You can speak to one of our anesthesiologists about this option on the Expectant Parents Tour.
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Wireless internet access is available for our guests.
For your privacy, our staff will not release information about your progress over the phone. Every Labor and Delivery room and Mother/Baby room includes a telephone that you and your family may use to keep loved ones informed of your progress.