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More moms prefer Virtua for obstetric and maternity care than any other health system in southern New Jersey*
*Source: National Research Corporation, October 2017
Ensuring the safety of you and your baby is our utmost priority. For you, a visit to your OB or midwife cannot be delayed, and we understand you may feel concerned about your risk of exposure to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
We want your pregnancy journey and birthing experience to be a positive one you will cherish, and we are committed to protecting and keeping you and your bundle of joy safe at all times.
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When you choose to have your baby at Virtua, you'll receive a birth experience that's personalized to meet you and your baby’s needs.
Our Maternity Centers at Virtua Memorial, Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes, and Virtua Voorhees feature:
• Caring and experienced nursing staff to help you achieve your desired birth experience
• Home-like labor/delivery/recovery rooms (LDRs)
• Fully equipped surgical suites for cesarean births and more complicated deliveries
• Certified lactation consultants on staff
• Personalized pain management support with non-medicated and medicated options
• Round-the-clock access to dedicated obstetrical anesthesiologists
While in our mother-baby unit, your baby will stay with you in a private room so you can get to know each other throughout the remainder of your stay. To streamline communications as well as your postpartum and newborn care, a nurse who specializes in couplet care will care for both you and your baby.
• Prenatal care and well care provided by obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/GYNs) and midwives in office locations throughout Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties.
• Childbirth education and maternity classes available at multiple locations during the day, evening and on weekends, as well as online.
• High-risk pregnancy care that includes comprehensive screenings and genetic counseling provided by board-certified, fellowship-trained maternal-fetal medicine specialists.
• Level III NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) at Virtua Voorhees and SCN (special care nurseries) at Virtua Memorial and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes led by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia neonatologists and staffed by a team of neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatal nurses, and other pediatric medical specialists.
• Virtua Memorial and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes are designated Community Perinatal Center Intermediate providing high-risk pregnancies with the most advanced technology, testing, and services in the region.
• Regional Perinatal Center designation for Virtua Voorhees means our NICU provides the latest technology in pediatric respiratory care, electronic monitoring and other leading-edge therapies for the tiniest preemies to babies with critical health issues. Babies can be transferred from area hospitals when they require a high level of intensive care.
• Personalized breastfeeding support programs designed to help new moms, working moms, toddler moms and moms of multiples meet their breastfeeding goals.
• Post-pregnancy nutrition programs to help women achieve their ideal weight and wellness.
Our community is our family. We believe every interaction is an opportunity to build relationships and loyalty by listening to our patients, anticipating their care needs, collaborating with care partners in our region and engaging with our community. This includes:
• Collaborating with women before, during and after their journey to motherhood, including supporting personalized birthing plans.
• Providing a wide variety of mother-baby programs and classes that complement our maternity services both before and after delivery.
• Offering a staff of highly qualified and compassionate physicians, nurses and midwives.
• Focusing on quality and safety.
• Supporting moms and babies as designated Baby-Friendly birth facilities.
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Virtua offers a variety of expert-led maternity classes and support groups for moms, dads and grandparents. Topics include childbirth preparation, prenatal yoga, labor basics, breastfeeding, postpartum depression support and more.
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