There is nothing sweeter than a new baby.
Our labor and delivery nurses have been helping new mamas through the wonders of childbirth since our hospital was built. These days, we welcome new life in a beautiful maternity ward, where women can expect excellent care whether they deliver vaginally or by c-section.
After the baby is born and the pain of delivery has passed, there is a whole new challenge ahead for mom and baby. How will this little one get the nutrition he or she needs? We know that fed is best, whether its formula or breast milk, and we encourage all new mothers to try breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding has enormous benefits for mother and child, but as natural as it is, it doesn’t always come naturally. That’s why we have a team of Certified Lactation Consultants on staff, ready to help.
Breastfeeding tips, positions, and benefits are always available when women deliver with our experienced labor and delivery nurses. New mothers can work with maternity nurses who have a passion for breastfeeding and clinical certification to help manage this important new activity. The Hospital even boasts an Internationally Certified consultant. An IBCLC® is certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®), independently accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE).
These are some seriously heavy credentials, and almost unheard of in a rural hospital. But at Greene County General, we offer access to three certified consultants, all RNs, all experienced and caring. This is a complimentary service we provide to our patients, and we hope it helps ease the transition from pregnancy to mothering a newborn.
Learn more and access our online library of breastfeeding materials on our Labor & Delivery page.