Maternity Care

Having a baby is one of the most exciting and rewarding times in a woman’s life, and Bluefield Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing expectant mothers and newborns with the finest care during this special time. Our maternity services are provided by obstetricians, labor and delivery specialists, nurses and other caring professionals in a welcoming, comfortable environment.

You’ll find the full spectrum of care from prenatal to post-partum care, including high-risk pregnancy care and advanced labor and delivery services. Our comprehensive care extends beyond delivery, with a full range of educational resources for new parents. Skin-to-Skin is offered to every mom and dad during delivery for all well babies. This is continued with rooming-in option.

Prenatal Care
Bluefield Regional Medical Center’s comprehensive care begins in the earliest stages of pregnancy, with prenatal checkups and services tailored to your specific needs. You’ll learn about proper nutrition and work with your obstetrician to develop a birth plan, choose a pediatrician, and get properly prepared.

Classes include:

Sibling Class
Our Sibling Class was designed to teach children what they can expect with a new addition coming to the family and how to take on the role of older brother or sister. This class is free and offered every other month, with “big brother/sister” t-shirts available in the hospital gift shop.

Prepared Childbirth Class
Offered monthly for expecting parents, this class gives an overview of the birthing process and covers helpful tips such as breathing techniques and relaxation skills. A tour of the facility is included. Please call between 28-32 weeks of gestation to schedule the class. If you are unable to take the class but would like to tour the unit, call 304 327-1272. All classes and tours are free of charge to our patients.

Breastfeeding Class
This class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and offered once a month. Here, you will learn valuable information on proper feeding techniques, breast pumps and how to get your baby started on the road to good nutrition. Information on this class may be obtained by leaving a message at 304 327-1272. One of the teachers will return your call. This class is free of charge to our patients.

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