Through our affiliation with Delaware County Memorial Hospital, The Midwives of Delaware County offers a variety of hospital-based services to help women and their families prepare for, welcome and care for their new babies.
Crozer-Keystone hospitals offer classes and information related to pregnancy and childbirth. Topics include:
- Pregnancy changes
- Labor and delivery process
- Coping techniques for labor
- Medication and anesthesia options
- Role of the support person
- Cesarean birth and other complications
- Postpartum adjustment
The midwives can provide you with a schedule of classes and locations.
Moms in Motion
For a nominal fee, Crozer-Keystone Health System’s “Moms in Motion” program allows moms-to-be and postpartum mothers to enroll in wellness classes at Crozer-Keystone’s Healthplex® Sports Club in Springfield.
You can choose from a number of classes that offer low-impact aerobic exercise, including some that are water-based and some designed for you and your baby. A specially trained expert leads each class, taking into account each woman’s personal needs and fitness level. The end result is a program specifically tailored to you.
The midwives can provide you with more information and a referral to this program.
Maternal/Child Health Unit
The Maternal/Child Health Unit at DCMH offers the best of all worlds – warm and comfortable birthing rooms, private postpartum rooms where you can rest and cuddle your new baby, a compassionate nursing staff and the most advanced technology.If a cesarean birth is medically necessary, this procedure takes place in the adjoining state-of-the-art Cesarean Section surgical area.
The Post-Anesthesia Care Unit is also located on the Maternal/Child Health Unit. An Infant Protection System helps to ensure your family’s security.
Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery
The Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery at DCMH stands ready to provide the specialized medical care and treatment necessary for “high risk” babies to survive and thrive.
Generally, high-risk babies are those born before 37 weeks and/or those who weigh less than 2,500 grams (5½ pounds) at birth. These babies may need help with breathing since their lungs are not yet fully developed. Others may need medical care for infections or heartbeat irregularities.
Wireless Internet Access
Spread the news about the birth of your baby to friends and family via wireless Internet access available in every patient room on the Maternal/Child Health Unit.
Baby Photography Services/Web Nursery
Crozer-Keystone offers the services of a baby photographer daily at DCMH as well as WebNursery, an online announcement service for parents who want to share the birth of their new baby (or babies!) with friends and family from around the world!
Photos taken of your baby at the hospital can be ordered through this online service. You can also order specialized items with your baby’s photo, such as key rings, calendars and more.