Maternal/Child Health

Labor and Delivery
(757) 414-8763

Riverside Shore OB/GYN
(757) 442-6719

Childbirth Education Classes
(757) 414-8763

Breastfeeding Support Line
(757) 414-8008

Labor and Delivery
At Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital, our Labor and Delivery services consist of one labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suite, two birthing rooms and five postpartum rooms. We have fifteen nursery beds and three intermediate care nursery beds.

Labor and delivery services as well as OB/GYN inpatient and outpatient procedures and surgery are performed at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital. The physicians at Riverside Partners in Women's Health provide services at the hospital as well as their outpatient office.

Childbirth Education Classes maternal health
To help you get ready for your baby's arrival, the hospital offers a childbirth education class every other month on a Saturday for first-time mothers-to-be. This class offers helpful information on:

  • Understanding the stages of labor
  • When to come to the hospital and what to expect
  • Breathing techniques
  • Managing pain and comfort techniques
  • Warning signs in pregnancy
  • Cesarean birth
  • Medical procedures, including epidurals and interventions
  • Basic aspects of newborn care
  • Breastfeeding information

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to tour the birthing rooms, nursery and postpartum rooms.

Help with Breastfeeding

Our Lactation Consultant can help with any breastfeeding-related question or concerns including:

  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • Engorgement
  • Milk supply
  • Proper positioning for latch
  • Breast problems or pain
  • Going back to work
  • Breastfeeding support group

To reach our lactation consultant, please call the Breastfeeding Support Line at 757-414-8008 and leave a message 24/7.  Your call will be returned as quickly as possible.

 

For more information on either service, email Sarah.Shotwell@rivhs.com.


 

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