Labor & Delivery
Provide comprehensive, high quality, convenient, and family-centered care that promotes, maintains, and/or improves the physical and emotional well-being of mothers, babies, and women throughout the life cycle, by health supervision, education, Family involvement and utilization of resources.
The Labor and Delivery unit at Irwin Army Community Hospital consists of:
- 13 birthing suites (Labor/Delivery/Recovery/Postpartum)
- 4 outpatient triage rooms
- 2 operating room suites
Policies and Procedures
The L&D policies and procedures are in compliance with the following regulatory guidance:
- The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
- Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
About Your Stay on the Birthing Unit
After 20 weeks gestation, you may report to the birthing unit for evaluation, treatment, or monitoring. Your healthcare provider will discuss and review with you a plan of care at the time of admission so you and your Family understand why you are being admitted.
Your stay will vary in length based on you and your baby’s healthcare needs. Mothers in labor will remain in the birthing unit for delivery of your newborn and for the immediate postpartum period then you will be transferred to the Mother-Baby Unit.
While on the unit, a nurse will be assigned and dedicated to you and your needs throughout your entire stay. Your nurse will assist with providing your medical care, support you during your labor and delivery, answer your questions, encourage you and act as your advocate.
What to Bring
We provide most everything you will need during your stay. Some suggested comfort items you may want to bring include:
- Cell phone, tablet, laptop
- Favorite pillow (for both mom and dad)
- Lollipops/hard candy
- Lip balm
- Personal hygiene items and other personal comfort items you desire to bring
- One support person per day (Refer to Visitor Guidelines)