Pregnancy and Childbirth
We are dedicated to helping each mother and child get a healthy start. Every step of the way we are there to prepare the expectant mother, her family and friends for the birth, delivery and care of the new arrival.
Labor, Delivery and Recovery
Our private birthing suites are equipped with the latest technology and comforts to ensure the safest labor and delivery possible. We provide a homelike environment where the mother and family can stay during labor, delivery and recovery. We encourage each mother to room in with their baby and bond. Visits by the pediatrician will take place in the birthing suite.
Breastfeeding Education and Support
We offer a lactation program for breastfeeding mothers. Our certified lactation consultants provide support and education as well as access to breast pump rentals and sales. After the mother and baby are home, they may still come in to visit with our lactation consultants if more assistance is needed. An appointment with the lactation consultant can be arranged by calling the Office of Lactation Services at 501-552-1173 (Little Rock) or 501-622-4575 (Hot Springs).
We take the safety and security of the babies in our care very seriously. Our central electronic monitoring system keeps track of each infant in our care.
Premature Deliveries and Special Needs
Premature babies and emergency deliveries require specialized care that is best delivered in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). When a baby needs special care, the pediatrician will develop a family-centered treatment plan.
At the Infirmary's Maternal Child Unit, the birth of each baby is a labor of love. Our private, spacious home-like birthing suites (shown here) are equipped for comfort during labor, delivery and recovery until time to go home. We also offer options for family members and friends to room in. If your newborn requires special care, our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is located close by on the same floor.
Our staff is dedicated to ensuring each expectant mother gets the prenatal care and education she needs to have a safe and healthy delivery. Our Pregnancy Clinic, part of our network of CHI St. Vincent Community Care, provides prenatal and obstetrical care for expectant mothers. We provide nutritional counseling, the services of a social worker and a financial counselor to help ensure every mother has a healthy pregnancy, as well as support and encouragement. Expectant mothers can enroll in Pals in Pregnancy, an educational program for pregnant women and their babies. Women participating in Pals in Pregnancy are rewarded with points that can be redeemed at our Stork Closet for diapers and wipes. The program is also offered in Spanish.