Your Hospital Stay
The Parkview Huntington Hospital Family Birthing Center is designed to provide a private and caring atmosphere. Each room is spacious with a soft décor and is furnished for your comfort.
- Personal birth planner
- Private rooms
- Birthing bed
- Room service
- Celebration dinner for you and a guest
- Private bath with vanity and shower
- Cable TV with DVD and VCR
- Snacks available
- Sleeper sofa in room for guests
- Nursery available 24/7
Personal Birth Planner
Say hello to your Parkview Huntington birth planner.
Every mom-to-be deserves special attention. That’s why, at Parkview Huntington Hospital, we give you something that no other area hospital offers — your very own birth planner — someone to guide you through every step of the process. From prenatal classes to pre-registering, your birth planner coordinates everything. She’ll even help you create a customized pregnancy and delivery plan. Just think of her as your “go-to” person at Parkview Huntington Hospital. When you have a question, simply give her a call or drop her an e-mail. She’s only too happy to help. She’ll help you prepare for your big day now, saving you time later on when you’re admitted. Best of all, her services are free!
Your Parkview birth planner can:
- Help you pre-register for your hospital stay
- Give you a tour of the Family Birthing Center
- Create a record of your OB history
- Create an individualized pregnancy and delivery plan
- Familiarize you with all the amenities available
- Serve as a contact person for all of your questions and concerns
- Connect you with useful prenatal and postpartum resources
- Help you sign up for prenatal classes
- Follow up with you after your baby is born
For more information or to register, call (260) 355-3651.
Preparing for Childbirth Class
Preparation is key to having a confident, personally satisfying birthing experience. This class is designed to help you and your partner explore the physical, emotional and social aspects of birth. You will learn coping strategies for labor, including focused breathing, movement and positioning, labor support, massage and relaxation. Also included is information on pain management options, cesarean births and postpartum stages.
Breastfeeding Your Baby
This class is highly encouraged if you are considering breastfeeding your baby. We give you practical information about the benefits of breastfeeding, and you will learn the importance of correct positioning and latching-on, pumping and storing of milk. Partners are welcome to attend. A certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) leads this one-session class.
Parkview Breastfeeding Mom’s Group
This support group for mothers is provided every Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. You may stop in at any time to speak with the lactation consultant, have your baby weighed and, most importantly, share personal tips and experiences with other moms.
Bedtime Basics for Babies/Safe Sleep Education
This 90-minute class provides education for safe sleep practices and SIDS prevention. Following completion of the class, parents are given a portable crib, crib sheet, sleep sack and pacifier. This class is part of a research project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and First Candle. Pre-registration is required.
To register or receive more information, call (260) 355-3651.
New babies are exciting. With your permission, a representative from our baby photo company will photograph your newborn before you leave the hospital. To capture the moment and remember this very special day, you may purchase your newborn’s photo from Portraits by Kim. With your permission, your pictures will be posted on www.kimberlysphotos.com, so friends and family members may see your new arrival.
Special Care Nursery
Although every parent wants to have a healthy baby, some infants are born prematurely or become ill after birth. In that event, the Parkview Huntington Hospital Special Care Nursery is well prepared to provide specialized care for your baby. If your physician decides further attention is needed, a state-of-the-art newborn intensive care unit at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Fort Wayne is available 24/7 with board-certified neonatologists.