Our Maternity Center offers private labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) rooms, which allow all care to occur in the same room. Each expectant mother has her own thoughts about childbirth, as it is one of life’s most memorable events. Our goal is to help you have a positive experience. Adams offers everything you need for you and your baby, including professional birth planners and classes.
Our OB nurses will assist you with birthing techniques to help you throughout labor. You may choose to use the birthing ball, rock in the rocking chair or simply walk. These forms of movement can facilitate the laboring process through natural positioning. We will assist you with breathing and position changes if you desire an unmedicated, “natural” labor.
In some cases, we may recommend medications given intravenously or call on our excellent anesthesia staff to provide an epidural. We make sure our patients understand all of their options.
An OB nurse is always available to assist you and answer questions throughout your stay. An internationally board-certified lactation consultant is on staff as well to assist you with breastfeeding concerns. Feel free to call with any questions at any point. Room service from the Adams Café is available between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., so you may order what you want when you want it. New moms and partners also enjoy a celebration meal during their stay.
OB & Maternity Care
We are trained to care for women with both uncomplicated pregnancies and those that are medically complex. In addition, our highly trained OB-GYN, Dr. Natalie Hoshaw, and Clare Thompson, a certified nurse midwife, collaborate with all of our physicians and clinicians to ensure that women with the most medically challenging issues receive the best care. To ensure the health of you and your new family, we offer a variety of services for pregnancy and beyond birth:
- Family Birthing Center
Committed to partnering with women and families to create a remarkable birth experience.
- Breastfeeding Services
Lactation consultants provide information and assistance to breastfeeding moms.
- Adams Medical Group Behavioral Health
Mental health services and support for women and families with children.
- OB Testing Unit
Comprehensive diagnostic services and medical care for fetal abnormalities, maternal health concerns and pregnancy complications.
- Nurse Navigator
The role of our women’s and children’s nurse navigator is to provide personalized guidance and support during pregnancy and postpartum for at least the first 12 months of the baby’s life. Our navigator can provide resources by meeting with patients throughout their pregnancy and educating them on practices that decrease infant mortality and promote the best outcomes.
Healthy Weight During Pregnancy
Work with your health care provider to track your pregnancy weight gain at the beginning and regularly throughout pregnancy and compare your progress to recommended ranges.
Learn about pregnancy weight gain recommendations and steps you can take to meet your pregnancy weight gain goal.
How Much Weight Should You Gain During Pregnancy?
How much weight you should gain during pregnancy is based on your body mass index (BMI) before pregnancy. BMI is a measure of body fat calculated from weight and height.