|Nursing Mother's Place hours:
|Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5 PM
|Saturday, 9 AM - 1 PM
Share your baby's first photograph with friends and family through Forsyth Medical Center's Day One Productions.
We will create a priceless keepsake of your baby's first photo to cherish and share with a safe and secure login for families with babies born at Novant Health Maya Angelou Women's Health & Wellness Center. To view and access your photos, you need to provide the family's password and mother's first name.
Babies learn by listening. Hearing problems are the most common birth defect with six out of 1,000 babies born with hearing problems. It's one of the most treatable birth defects, but since infants are unable to tell us they can't hear, it often goes undiagnosed. This is significant since the most important years for speech and language development are from birth to age three. Early detection of hearing loss helps give your child the special attention needed to develop language skills. It also aids in social, emotional, and educational development.
Trained staff members of the hospital use a procedure called
Automated Auditory Brainstem Response (AABR). The screener sends sounds through small earphones, which are placed over each ear. Small sensors are attached to your baby's skin to detect your baby's brain response to the sounds s/he hears. The screener analyses the brain response and the results are either a Pass or Refer. The test is usually done in the mother's room.
What does Pass/Refer mean? A result of Pass can be an indication of
normal hearing. A Refer means additional testing is needed. Many things
can cause this result and it doesn't mean there is a problem. Since this
is only a screening, it may not identify very mild hearing loss.
An audiologist oversees the hospital's newborn hearing screen program
and is available for consultation or you may discuss any questions or concerns with your pediatrician. Other helpful resources are the Children's Special Health Services Helpline at 1-800-737-3028 and a state-affiliated agency called Beginnings at 1-800-541-HEAR.
Perinatal Bereavement Services
Pregnancy loss, whether a result of miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death, is a time of sorrow and confusion. Coping with loss and the vast array of confusing feelings is best managed by sharing in a supportive setting with others who have the same experience. We offer support groups and counselors for individual or group sessions to help manage the grief process in a safe, open-arms environment.
Blue Distinction Specialty Care
Blue Distinction Specialty Care is a national designation program recognizing healthcare providers that demonstrate expertise in delivering quality specialty care-safely, effectively, and cost efficiently.
Learn more about these services or find an OBGYN, call 336-718-7000.