BIRTH CENTER NAVIGATION
LABOR & DELIVERY
With the comforts of home
JOAN WOODMAN ORTON MCCOLLUM BIRTH CENTER
When you deliver here, our promise toyou is an ongoing commitment to standards of medical excellence, along with our friendly, helpful, and welcoming staff.
We offer peace of mind to families by providing new mothers with advanced equipment and techniques, comfortable surroundings, and modern facilities essential to the best possible birth experience.
Hugs Infant Protection System
We offer the Hugs Infant Protection System® which eases new parents’ concerns about the safety of their baby while at the hospital.
The Hugs Infant Protection System works in a number of ways. Each infant wears an unobtrusive, soft, tamper-proof Hugs tag attached around his or her ankle. A computer console in the Birth Center nurses station displays floor plans of the facility showing tag locations with monitored areas and doors indicated. Alarms are generated if the strap is cut or tampered with, if the infant is moved to an unauthorized zone, or if the tag’s signal is no longer detected.
The system features include: activation of devices such as hospital’s security cameras, door locks, overhead paging systems, pagers, sirens and elevators. In addition to these features, The Richland Hospital Inc. has the Kisses component of the Hugs system in place. Each mom is given a small tag that is bonded with her infant’s Hug tag. Nurses are alerted of a mismatch with an audible indicator.
Empowering and Supporting Women through All Stages of Life
At Richland Hospital, we are committed to supporting women to make well-informed decisions. We provide a variety of services through Midwifery Care from low-risk pregnancy, labor, birth, and parenting to teenage years through the “golden years.”
According to the Midwives Alliance of North America, midwife-led maternity care results in reduced infant and maternal mortality and morbidity, fewer medical interventions, decreased costs, increased savings, and improved client satisfaction.
Our Certified Nurse Midwife, Laci Banker, provides women’s health and family planning from puberty to menopause. When describing her compassion for midwifery, she says, “I love being a part of such an intimate time for a family and providing the options for the birth they want and need. I’m here to listen to women and make decisions together without judgment.”
- Primary Care
- Prenatal/Postnatal Care
- Labor & Delivery Care
- Breastfeeding Support
- Birth Control & Contraceptive Options
- Minor Gynecological Concerns (UTIs)
- Menopause Concerns & Management
- Annual Exams
Labor is a natural — although, sometimes challenging — process. No two women have the same perception of labor pain and no two labors are exactly alike. Ultimately, if you choose to use pain management, you need to choose options that are right for you.
The advantages and disadvantages of the various options should be discussed with your doctor. They are outlined in Preparing For the Birth of Your Baby, the Richland Hospital publication you will receive from the hospital, if you choose to receive care here.
Your physician will discuss and help you learn about pain management options available to you. Should you want an epidural during delivery, this would be administered by a member of the Richland Hospital Anesthesia team.
To make an appointment for primary or prenatal care with our Certified Nurse Midwife,
call The Richland Hospital Clinic
PROVIDERS WHO DELIVER
Laci Banker, CNM
Taryn Lawler, DO
David May, MD
Christine Richards, MD
Andrew Wright, MD
BIRTH CENTER SUPPORT SERVICES
We’re here for you every step of the way! We provide a variety of support services including classes, screenings, personalized services and helpful information to care for your new baby.