Novant Health provides a caring team of obstetricians, gynecologists, genetic counselors, dietitians, high-risk pregnancy specialists, pediatricians, neonatologists, anesthesiologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, breastfeeding specialists, respiratory therapists and certified registered nurses who work together to provide you and your baby with a high level of care.
Caring for all babies
Novant Health delivers prenatal assessment services to ensure a healthy pregnancy, including diagnostic ultrasounds, first trimester screenings, non-stress testing and other diagnostic testing for high-risk pregnancies. And when your baby arrives, whether it’s a standard delivery at 40 weeks or the delivery of a premature or critically-ill newborn, Novant Health provides all levels of care.
Focusing on the family
We offer many different educational and training classes for the entire family so that you’ll feel prepared when your newborn arrives.
After the delivery, we encourage “rooming in,” where you keep your baby with you in your hospital room from the moment he or she arrives. Rooming in enables you and your baby to bond more quickly and will help you feel more prepared to care for your baby when you go home. You’ll also become more familiar with your baby’s feeding cues and your breast milk will come in sooner.
Rooming in also benefits your baby by:
- Enabling you to breastfeed longer, which helps your baby develop a stronger immune system and gain weight at a healthier rate
- Ensuring your baby sleeps better, cries less and is consoled more easily
- Helping your baby feel safer and develop an early attachment to you, which leads to positive brain development
Novant Health wants to ensure each mother, partner, family member and newborn infant feels welcome and secure during your time with us. We look forward to celebrating this joyous and memorable occasion with you.
For more information about maternity services, call toll-free 1-855-251-8808.