Memorial Health earned the Baby-Friendly designation from Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. It recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother-baby bonding.
- Bone health
- Breast health and mammograms
- Breastfeeding support and assistance
- Heart health, and women’s heart health
- High risk pregnancy
- Mommy Mail
- Labor and delivery
- Neonatal intensive care nursery
- Newborn information
- Pregnancy and parenting classes
- Weight management
Cord blood banking and donations
Mothers who deliver at Memorial Health have the option of donating their cord blood to be used by people in need. Unlike private cord blood banking (storing the blood for your own future use, if needed), there is no charge to donate cord blood. The blood is collected after the baby is born and does not disrupt the birth process. Cord blood may be beneficial to people with certain blood disorders, such as leukemia.
In Georgia, you may donate cord blood through these companies:
- Cord for Life Foundation
Newborn hearing screening
At Memorial Health, we provide newborn hearing screenings as part of our routine care. The Universal Infant Hearing Screening Program is designed to identify any hearing problems. Screening is simple and painless (most newborns sleep right through it) and takes about 10 minutes.