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Cabell Huntington welcomes more than 2,400 babies into the world each year— the second highest number of deliveries in all West Virginia hospitals. The hospital cares for mothers and babies from 29 counties in the Tri-State area of West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.
Mothers have their babies delivered in large, light-filled birthing rooms in the Labor/Delivery/Recovery Unit, which is in the North Patient Tower. These rooms feature large windows, attractive oak furnishings and glass-tiled bathrooms with showers. When delivering your baby requires special services or circumstances warrant a caesarian section or other intervention, there are two surgical suites right down the hall. The father or a designated support person is welcome during the delivery. If more than one person is requested in the delivery room, please have your OB/GYN approve your request in advance. Once you have recovered from delivering your baby, you will be moved to a room in the Mother/Baby Unit, which is closer to the nursery. For continuity of care, you and your child are cared for by the same nurses throughout your stay in the Mother/Baby Unit.
CHH's maternity services are a family affair. During your time at the hospital, you may have your baby with you as much as you want. For mothers in private rooms, a special sleep chair is provided so the father or support person may spend the night. Visits by brothers, sisters or grandparents allow everyone to meet their newest family member. The new parents also are treated to a special "Parents' Celebration Dinner" before you are discharged.
Cabell Huntington Hospital is the only Tri-State hospital to offer offers baby photos produced by Charley's Angels, a premier nursery photo service. You may purchase prints and other items and pass-phrase protected photos will be posted online for you to share with relatives and friends around the world.
Long before the baby's due date, classes are offered to mothers and other family members in preparation for the arrival of their tiny treasure. "Preparation for Childbirth" is a class to help parents prepare for the birth process and the arrival of their child. "Mommy, Daddy, Baby and Me" helps children understand the addition of a new baby to the family. Classes on breastfeeding and infant CPR are also available. To find out more about classes view our Calendar of Events or call 304-526-BABY.