Editor’s Note: The content in this post was provided by chambanamoms.com sponsor Provena Covenant Medical Center.
By Crystal Senesac
Provena Covenant Medical Center recently opened the new Blessed Beginnings Birthing Center featuring rooms with nature-inspired decor, larger bathrooms and more.
The new birthing also rooms come with floor-to-ceiling tiled showers, an oversized bathtub for easing labor pains, a 46-inch flat screen TV and DVD player, free wireless and a sleeper couch with an extra-long, comfortably-sized bed for your support person to stay the night.
Overall, the $7 million project includes six private labor and delivery rooms, 14 private post-partum rooms, two operating rooms dedicated to Caesarian procedures, a recovery suite, a classroom, a nursery, a special-care nursery (NICU), a new welcome center, a family oasis and a new nursing station.
With all of this now located on the same floor and in the same physical area, moms will never have to leave the birthing center or be too far from their new baby during their stay.
The new birthing center also brings state-of-the-art technologies to Provena Covenant. The new GE Panda baby warmers have built-in resuscitation capabilities for high-risk babies, as well as the ability to monitor the baby’s oxygen levels and heart rate without additional equipment.
Another new technology feature is the Giraffe OmniBed, which is the most advanced and developmentally supportive microenvironment for infants. Its full-featured incubator and radiant warmer eliminates the stress of moving critically ill infants from bed to bed.
Blessed Beginnings Birthing Center is a Level II Plus Neonatal Intensive Care unit with expanded capabilities.
Provena Covenant also offers free educational classes ranging from a childbirth education series to breastfeeding and infant CPR classes. There are also classes designed just for Dads and even for siblings.
Lastly, with nearly a dozen OB/GYN physicians and midwifes on staff at Provena Covenant, moms can choose a medical provider that best suits their needs while enjoying the benefits of our brand new birthing center.
If you’d like to see the brand new Blessed Beginning Birthing Center, call (217) 337-2122 to schedule a tour. You can also click here to take a virtual tour of a new room.