Labor and Delivery
At Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital, our Labor and Delivery services consist of three labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suites, and three postpartum rooms. We have 15 nursery beds and three intermediate care nursery beds.

Labor and delivery services as well as OB/GYN inpatient and outpatient procedures and surgery are performed at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital. The physicians at Riverside OB/GYN Specialists provide services at the hospital as well as their outpatient office in Onancock.


(Above: Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Post-partum Room at RSMH.)

Childbirth Education Classes
To help you get ready for your baby's arrival, the hospital offers a childbirth education class every other month on a Saturday for first-time mothers-to-be. This class offers helpful information on:

  • Understanding the stages of labor
  • When to come to the hospital and what to expect
  • Breathing techniques
  • Managing pain and comfort techniques
  • Warning signs in pregnancy
  • Cesarean birth
  • Medical procedures, including epidurals and interventions
  • Basic aspects of newborn care
  • Breastfeeding information

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to tour our gorgeous patient rooms and nursery.

By reducing stress and fostering communication with your caregivers, this class will help set you up for childbirth and parenting success. Studies have proven that support in the form of prenatal classes is directly related to fewer complications during labor and delivery and to better postpartum physical and mental health.

Help with Breastfeeding
Our lactation consultant can help with any breastfeeding-related question or concerns including:

  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • Engorgement
  • Milk supply
  • Proper positioning for latch
  • Breast problems or pain
  • Going back to work
  • Breastfeeding support group

Our lactation consultant hosts a breastfeeding support group twice a month on Mondays for moms who want to connect with other moms who are experiencing the same joys and concerns. For more information on the support group, or to ask a question day or night, please call the Breastfeeding Support Line at 757-302-2447 and leave a message. Your call will be returned as quickly as possible.

For more information on either service, email Kahee Kim.

Labor and Delivery

Riverside Shore OB/GYN Specialists

Childbirth Education Classes

Breastfeeding Support Line