Whether you are in the immediate planning stages for your family, or looking to the future – when it comes to having a baby – Nobody delivers like CRMC.
Women deserve a special place for their healthcare. The Geeta Sandhu Women’s Health Services unit offers a comfortable, friendly and family-centered environment for you and your family when you have your baby at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. From the time you learn you are pregnant, until birth and beyond, we will help make this special time in your life a memorable and exciting experience.
Oh baby! A new kind of pregnancy and birthing experience!
Oh Baby! You’re going to like it! Our new Oh Baby! program enhances the experience of having your baby, with access to a multitude of services and practical gifts that center on pregnancy, birth, and wellness for both baby and mom.
Some of the amenities include Oh Baby! gifts. Your baby will receive a darling sleep gown, pictured page 7, and you will receive a nice diaper bag, along with a WHO (World Health Organization) approved breastfeeding bag. Also, CRMC posts free baby announcements on Facebook #BornAtCRMC.
All moms and babies that deliver at CRMC during 2018 will be invited to the annual Baby Party in January 2019. The party will be a fun outing, with refreshments, education and some great prizes, including a drawing for a $1,000 savings bond to some lucky baby!
Services to Educate and Support New Moms
Expectant parents can also take advantage of a variety of other services:
- Childbirth Education
- WEE Care Baby Support
- High Five for Mom and Baby Program
- Lactation Consultants
- 3D/4D Ultrasound
- Maternal and Infant Services
These classes prepare the mother and father (or other support person) emotionally, physically and intellectually for active participation in the birthing process. The course includes relaxation exercises, what to expect during labor and delivery, breathing and pushing techniques and care after birth, including breastfeeding. Childbirth Education is free to women delivering at CRMC.
WEE Care Baby Support
CRMC would like to help new mothers in the period of adjustment to parenting with all of its new responsibilities. We realize that many questions and fears may arise in the first weeks and months when a new baby joins the family. With this in mind, we encourage you to come by the Women’s’ Health unit when it is convenient for you and your family to receive support and encouragement.
Baby may only need a weight check, or mother may need some infant care advice. Assistance will be provided where needed, such as with feeding. If there is anything that may need a doctors attention, we will call and help make an appointment. We work closely with the physicians to help monitor mother and baby’s health. Call the Women’s Health Department at 620-252-1589
High Five for Mom and Baby Program
CRMC participates in this program, provided by the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund, at no charge to Kansas hospitals that qualify. The program is based on five crucial steps necessary for a successful breastfeeding experience.
1. Assure immediate and sustained skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby after birth.
2. Give newborn infants no food or drink other than breast milk, unless medically indicated.
3. Proactive “rooming in” – allows mothers and infants to remain together 24 hours a day, which, in turn, allows mothers to learn their baby’s feeding cues.
4. Give no pacifiers or artificial nipples to breastfeeding infants.
5. Provide mothers options for breastfeeding support in the community upon discharge.
Two registered nurses, trained as Certified Lactation Consultants, are available on the unit to help any mother with questions and concerns about breastfeeding.
“Will I have a boy or girl?” CRMC offers a fetal sex ultrasound at around 18-22 weeks of pregnancy. The fetal sex ultrasound does not require a doctor’s order, but there is a fee for this service. If you are interested in this ultrasound, please contact our scheduling department, 620-252-1523
Maternal & Infant Services
This clinic provides comprehensive prenatal care and follow-up for mother and infant for up to one year post delivery. The M&I clinic is located at the CRMC Medical Group in Independence and is offered every Wednesday from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Financial assistance and a nutritionist are available to expectant mothers during their visits. Patients will see Nancy Barkley, APRN for the majority of their appointments, and then will be provided a CRMC Medical Group OB/GYN physician for the last four weeks of pregnancy. Post-op care is provided, as well. Appointment Required: 620-577-4062, CRMC Medical Group, 122 W. Myrtle, Independence, KS 67301
The Birthing Experience
When the time comes and baby is ready – the Women’s Health Services unit is ready and waiting on you! Our patient rooms are designed to let you stay in one room during your stay. These specially equipped labor/delivery/recovery/postop (LDRP) rooms allow moms to “nestle” in for the duration of their delivery and recovery.
• The Women’s Health Services unit is a beautiful facility, providing six private and spacious rooms, three of which have a Jacuzzi tub to help relax and relieve stress during labor.
• Dedicated OB/GYN Surgical Suite – The Women’s Health Services unit has a dedicated operating room (OR). Conveniently located on the unit, it serves as a surgical center for births involving Cesarean sections, for tubal ligations and other female surgeries.
• We take the safety and security of your baby seriously. The Women’s Health Services unit remains locked 24/7 to prevent unauthorized visitors from entering the unit, and ensures your baby will be safe during your stay with us.
After Baby is Born:
The health and well-being of your baby is important to us. We continue to offer Wee Care Support Program to mom after the baby is born, to answer questions and address fears that may arise in the first weeks and months following. If you need infant care advice, have questions about feeding, or just need a weight check, we are happy to assist. If your baby needs to see a doctor, we can schedule an appointment. Contact us at 620-252-1510.
Pediatric Care – Your baby will be in good hands with experienced Family Medicine physicians, Dr. Bridget Gibson and Dr. James Christensen. Also seeing children are Nurse Practitioners Kathryn Cornell, Barry Phillips and Mary Beth Hartley. These experienced medical professionals see infants and children for wellness checks as well as provide medical care when necessary. See our ad on the back cover for more information.
How to Sign Up for Classes
It is easy to sign up for classes. Just call 620-252-1589. If you leave a message with your name and number, we will be sure to return your call. In addition to the classes, we offer tours of our lovely facility at your convenience. To schedule your class time, please call when you find out you are pregnant, or by your 4th or 5th month of pregnancy.
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