Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
St. Cloud Hospital is the proud parent of a new Family Birthing Center specializing in high-risk pregnancies and premature births. The new area opened Tuesday, June 26, to provide patient-and family-centered care in an environment that fosters family involvement and encourages fathers, siblings and loved ones to be present.
Family spaces have been added to enhance the experience and accommodate visitors. All of the rooms offer comfortable seating for guests as well as a convertible sofa for overnight stays. Wonderful views of the Mississippi River bring nature into the hospital to create a healing environment for soon-to-be-moms and those who have just delivered.
Because approximately 10 per-
cent of Family Birthing Center patients are high-risk deliveries, the new space includes two state-of-the-art operating rooms adjacent to the labor and delivery rooms for emergency Cesarean sections.
Each room on the Family Birthing Center will have its own private bathroom. The labor and delivery and postpartum rooms have air-jetted bathtubs to aid in the labor process as well as expedite healing. The antepartum rooms, for women who have not yet gone into labor, have private showers, which are preferred by these patients.
The most common admission at St. Cloud Hospital is labor and delivery. The hospital delivers nearly 2,700 babies each year, including more than 50 sets of twins and triplets. In 2011,
St. Cloud Hospital delivered its first set of quadruplets.