Maternity Care & Obstetrics
If you are looking for great maternity care and obstetrics services, choose us. We pledge to deliver great maternity care at our two hospitals in Danville and Stanford. We offer private, spacious birthing suites where patients labor, deliver, recover and continue their postpartum care in the same room. The rooms have a large couch that converts to a bed. As a result, your support person can get a restful sleep while staying with you.
We equip our birthing suites to provide natural and medicated deliveries, whichever you choose. All suites offer birthing balls, full-size body pillows and a pushing bar. Our Stanford hospital also has Jacuzzi tubs, massage chairs and large showers with multiple shower heads. In addition, each room has access to a manicured courtyard featuring a rose garden and rock water fountain.
Ensuring Your Baby’s Safety
We are serious about ensuring the comfort and safety of our patients and newborns. We keep our maternity units locked with controlled access. Our units use the “HUGS” system as an additional level of comfort and safety. This is an electronic monitoring system that safeguards babies against abduction.
Patients at both of our hospitals also benefit from our participation with the Kentucky Paternity Acknowledgement Program. This allows our staff to assist unmarried couples with completing the forms necessary to voluntarily acknowledge paternity. We encourage parents to complete this process before they leave the hospital.
We encourage our mothers to keep their babies in their room. This enhances the bonding experience. We also offer a fully-staffed nursery for your baby’s care when you want to rest. Our Danville hospital also has a Level II nursery that offers more specialized care for newborns with additional needs.
Pre- and post-partum services are provided by board-certified physicians specializing in obstetrics and family medicine and pediatrics. In addition, a certified nurse midwife provides services at the Stanford hospital. Highly-qualified nurses support the providers. Many have earned various certifications in external fetal monitoring, inpatient obstetrics, childbirth education and maternal newborn nursing. Certified lactation counselors and consultants are also available to help new mothers find success if they choose to breastfeed.
For more details on what we offer at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, please call (859) 239-2562 or (859) 239-2550 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call (606) 365-4600 for more details on services available at Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital.
When you are admitted for your baby’s delivery, we provide you with our Mother and New Baby Care booklet. You may review that information below.
We will do everything we can to help you prepare for welcoming a new member to your family. Our staff will show you how to care for yourself and your baby once you go home. We recognize that you may still have questions after leaving the hospital. Thus, we have the following videos that you may view using the password provided to you:
NOTE: Videos are available only to patients delivering their babies at Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital.
We encourage our new moms to practice Kangaroo Care immediately after birth and throughout the hospital stay. This skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby can improve the health of your newborn. It also promotes breastfeeding and bonding as well as a better transition of your baby to his new environment. You may view a video that explains Kangaroo Care by going to https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-pE4pKbqmLhLRdkcw4THjo9SsrDlJ6Qd.
Free Classes for Expectant Families
Preparing for Childbirth
This class is designed for mothers who are at least 28 weeks pregnant. It will help you learn what to expect at the hospital and birthing options available. You will need two pillows and one blanket for the third class. Your coach is welcome to join you. Registration is required.
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center – classes are held on the second, third, and fourth Monday of January, March, May, July, September, and November from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please call (859) 239-2530 to register or click here to register online.
Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital – classes are held the second and third Monday of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please call (606) 365-4767 to register.
Preparing to Breastfeed
This class will help you to breastfeed your baby successfully. It will also prepare you for breastfeeding even after you return to work. You will need a baby-sized doll or stuffed animal as you participate in the class.
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center – classes meet on the fourth Tuesday of every other month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please call (859) 239-2530 to register or click here to register online.
Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital – please call (606) 365-4767 to register for the next available class.
To find an obstetrician/gynecologist, go to our Physician Finder page.