Southside Hospital’s Maternity Center is a hospital within a hospital which is dedicated to a safe and supportive childbirth in a convenient, comfortable and family oriented setting. Along with a separate entrance on the hospital’s east side, the center has its own parking lot, elevator, admitting area and most importantly, physicians and nurses experienced in all aspects of childbirth and new baby care.
At Southside, most women give birth in a cheerful labor, delivery and recovery room, spending all phases of childbirth in one home-like setting. Some women may need the operative delivery room, designed for Cesarean births. In addition to your obstetrician and nurse, there is an anesthesiologist in the delivery room; if you request pain control coverage is available 24/7. If your pregnancy or delivery is considered high risk there is a neonatologist present at every birth. Immediate bonding with your newborn is extremely encouraged. Our Skin to Skin program allows you to breast feed immediately after birth. Infants and mothers are cared for as a “couplet” meaning one nurse cares for the new mother and the newborn. Mothers stay in a private or semi-private room, with private bathrooms. Mothers and guests can relax in a sunny, glass walled solarium. This unit has a family oriented care model, we make every effort to let your family join you and your new baby. A buffet breakfast and lunch is served daily for mom’s to enjoy. Northwell Health has an outside vendor for newborn photos who will visit you during your stay. If you desire, photo packages will be available to you.