Maternity ward in Dublin, Georgia
COVID-19 and Pregnancy - An Update for our Patients
We would like to take this opportunity to update you about your maternity care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and assure you that our dedicated team of expert nurses, physicians and midwives are committed to providing safe and effective care to every patient who walks through our doors.
The Women's Center at Fairview Park Hospital is where we provide devoted women's care to our patients in Dublin-Laurens County. The OB/GYNs on our team provide an array of services, including comprehensive care for labor and delivery. We are excited to be a part of your childbirth experience, and our goal is for this to be a special time as you welcome your baby into the world.
If you would like to speak to a member of our team about labor and delivery services, you can call the Women's Center at (478) 274-3250.
Safe and memorable childbirth experiences
We want your labor and delivery experience to be as safe, comfortable and memorable as possible. From the design of our birthing suites to our educational opportunities, we are here for you throughout pregnancy and your hospital stay. When you choose to have your baby at our hospital, you and your baby benefit from our:
- 14-bed obstetrics and gynecology unit
- 8-bed labor, delivery and recovery birthing unit
- Childbirth education classes
- Comfortable birthing suites
- Dedicated operating room for cesarean section deliveries
- Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Newborn nursery
- Nurses on-staff with specialty training in fetal monitoring
- Security and identification bands for mom, dad and baby
- Soothing, home-like atmosphere in labor and delivery rooms
- Team members trained to help you and your birth coach in breathing techniques and relaxation exercises
New moms will be transferred to our obstetrics and gynecology unit following initial recovery after birth. Mothers with high-risk or difficult pregnancies may also receive specialized care in our unit. We also offer special services for women experiencing pregnancy loss.
All newborns are assessed and stabilized at birth by one of our neonatal resuscitative specialists. Following this evaluation, your baby will remain with you in the delivery room during the recovery period. At this time, we encourage you to hold and begin breastfeeding your baby to begin bonding.
Following your initial recovery, your baby will be brought to the newborn nursery. They will be closely monitored to ensure they transition well after birth. While in the nursery, your baby will also be measured and weighed. Newborn photos may be taken at this time. Your child's stay in the newborn nursery will last about an hour. you would like to contact the newborn nursery, please call (478) 274-3290.
Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Also called a special care nursery, our Level II NICU is where we care for newborns who require extra medical attention following birth. Newborns may need additional care for a variety of reasons. You can feel confident knowing your child is born in a hospital with providers specializing in neonatal care.
Our maternity classes
At Fairview Park Hospital, we are proud to offer FREE classes before labor and delivery for you and your loved ones. Our in-person classes are currently paused. However, we are offering virtual classes.
By participating in one or more of our classes, we will help you feel more confident about infant care and prepared for your birthing experience with us at the Women's Center.
Our classes are available for individuals planning to become pregnant, expectant parents and new parents. If you have any questions about our educational classes, you can call the Women's Center at (478) 738-6277.
Although breastfeeding is a natural process, it is not always easy when you are starting off. This class covers everything you need to know about breastfeeding to help you and your baby get a good start. Led by certified lactation consultants, we will discuss:
- Benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby
- The body's process of making human milk
- What to expect in the early postpartum days and how to overcome issues you may encounter
- Your baby's behaviors during breastfeeding
Mothers who attend our course experience greater early success in breastfeeding compared to those who forgo prenatal breastfeeding education. Fathers, grandmothers, friends and other support people are welcome to join you for this class, as family support is important for breastfeeding success.
During this class, you will learn all about the third trimester, pregnancy, labor, delivery and the postpartum period. In addition to the educational portion of this class, you will benefit from a tour of the Women's Center. We will discuss topics including:
- Cesarean delivery
- Medical interventions
- Pain management options
- Vaginal delivery
Caring for a new baby can be overwhelming, especially for first-time parents. During this course, we will talk about parenting techniques and cover the basics of infant care, including:
- Deciphering infant behavior
- Infant temperaments and emotional responses