The perfect place to welcome a newborn
There’s no better place to bring a baby into the world than right here, close to home, surrounded by family and friends. Parkview LaGrange Hospital gives special attention to making sure everything is set for the big day.
Personal Birth Planner
Say hello to your Parkview LaGrange birth planner.
Every mom-to-be deserves special attention. That’s why, at Parkview LaGrange 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 planning the special “Family Hour” after your baby is born, 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 LaGrange 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
- Help you plan the special “Family Hour” just after your baby is born
- 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, call (260) 463-9300.
Prenatal Education Classes
Becoming a parent is a life-changing event. Prenatal education is designed to help you and your partner explore the physical, emotional and social aspects of birth. Each class in this three-session series will help participants define their needs and desires by providing prenatal information, group activities to promote learning, and demonstrations of skills that are useful during labor and birth. Among the topics covered will be:
- When to go to the hospital
- Role of support person during labor
- Types of interventions during labor
- Pain management options
- Physical and emotional changes during pregnancy and labor
- Relaxation and breathing techniques
- Epidurals and cesarean deliveries
- Infant CPR
A tour of the Family Birthing Center is also included. Classes meet the first three Tuesday evenings each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Class size is limited to ensure personal attention for each participant. Early registration is recommended. For information, call (260) 463-9300.
Your Hospital Stay
Our Family Birthing Center is a state-of-the-art facility that features:
- All-private rooms with showers
- Three labor and delivery rooms
- Four post-partum rooms
Every room has beautiful, peaceful decor and is furnished with a sleeper sofa and a glider rocker for mom. The rooms also have flat screen TVs and a table and chairs for the new parents to share meals together. For peace of mind, each room has a computer that is linked to an advanced fetal-monitoring system.
The Infant Protection System provides enhanced security throughout the hospital, yet allows greater flexibility for visiting hours.
The nursery facilities are also impressive. Infants rest in cozy new bassinets with radiant warmers. Windows to the hallway comprise an entire wall of the nursery, so that family members may look in on the new arrivals.
Moms and dads are also pampered, with refreshments available all day, a special family hour after delivery, and a keepsake gift set to take home. Education is another important part of the Family Birthing Center, and expectant parents are encouraged to take part in a 4-week Prenatal Education series that is offered on the first three Tuesday evenings each month. The fee for the series is $35, $15 for WIC recipients.
Although every parent wants to have a healthy baby, some infants are born prematurely or become ill after birth. In that event, the Parkview LaGrange 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.
Call (260) 463-9300 to arrange a personal tour or to make a reservation for one of our Prenatal Education series.