What to do when you go into labor
If you think your labor has started, or if you need to go to the hospital due to an emergency or concern about the baby, know that we will be here to support you.
We remain focused on providing you with outstanding care, and we have dedicated staff working hard to ensure you have a healthy and positive pregnancy and birth. Our first priority is providing you with safe and effective care, and we are committed to partnering with you in our efforts to care for you and your baby during this time.
We know this experience may not be what you anticipated. But we will continue to go above and beyond to help you get the most out of this experience while adhering to the guidelines set in place to keep you and your baby safe and healthy.
Birthing center in Savannah, Georgia
You finally get to meet your child. It's exciting. It's breathtaking. But it’s also a little stressful. How will you find the right place to welcome your baby into the world? Will they offer clinical excellence for you and your baby? Will they let you personalize the experience so it's unique and unforgettable?
Whether this is your first baby or a new addition to your growing family, we are here to help make your childbirth experience memorable. At Memorial Health’s Family Birth Center in Savannah, GA, our labor and delivery services are focused on providing patient- and family-centered care.
Call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (912) 350-9355 (WELL) to find an OBGYN and learn more about the childbirth experience at our hospital.
Your childbirth experience
If you’re pregnant and trying to decide the best place to have your baby in southeast Georgia, Memorial Health offers you the choices and amenities you expect.
From private birthing suites to personalized birth plans, we’ve combined clinical excellence with thoughtful amenities to establish a strong mother-baby bond from birth. Through our center, we provide:
- Hospital/labor and delivery tours
- Commitment to following decisions made during your prenatal care, including your birth plan whenever possible
- Around-the-clock postpartum care
- Access to the facilities and specialists at Memorial Health, including a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
- Experienced doctors, nurses and staff ready to help you create the memory of a lifetime
- 24-hour anesthesia support
Labor and delivery options
When you arrive at our hospital to deliver your baby, you'll discover two skilled medical teams attending to each birth: one for mom and one for baby. We take the needs of baby and the expectations of mom seriously.
You will begin your delivery in your own private, spacious labor and delivery room, designed with patient comfort and safety in mind.
When your baby is ready to be delivered, our suites can easily be transformed into a high-tech delivery suite. Our labor and delivery rooms offer:
- Birthing balls
- Comfortable, adjustable beds allowing you to labor in different positions
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Sleeper chair for your support person
- Special lighting to enhance relaxation
If an emergency situation occurs during delivery, you and your support person will be escorted down the hall to one of our operating rooms.
Tour our labor and delivery suites
It's normal for expectant parents to want to view where they will be having their child prior to delivery day. Patients can take an online, virtual tour of our maternity suites.
What to pack for your hospital stay
For expecting mothers planning your delivery, we suggest bringing:
- Comfortable clothes for your stay (birthing and going home)
- Electronic devices, including cellphone, chargers, cameras and wireless speakers
- Favorite pajamas, nightgown and/or robe
- Important documents, including birth plan, identification and insurance card
- Nursing supplies, including nursing bra, pads, breast pump and pillow
- Personal items, such as glasses, contacts and hair ties
- Slippers or other comfortable shoes
- Toiletries and makeup, if desired
You may also want to bring a few items for your new baby, such as:
- Blankets for swaddling and burping (at least two)
- Car seat (required by law)
- Clothing for first photos and going home
Advanced, high-level maternity care
Sometimes, mom and babies need a higher level of care before, during or after a pregnancy. Our advanced maternity services include:
- High-risk pregnancies — Maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) doctors focused on high-risk pregnancies and pregnant women with chronic health problems
- Neonatology specialists — Board-certified neonatologists trained to take care of newborns, especially sick and premature babies
- Southeast Georgia only Level III NICU — Sometimes babies require extra attention following birth. We have a Level III NICU inside our hospital, so your child has access to the dedicated care they need.