When you learned you were pregnant, how did you decide where to deliver your baby?
Was there any deciding? Did you feel like you had choices?
When I think back to being pregnant with my own sons, I didn’t feel like I had a choice where I could deliver. In fact, I don’t remember having many choices at all over my pregnancy.
When it came to local doctors there was one main doctor’s office with 5 different ob/gyn doctors. That’s where most of my friends went for their prenatal care. All of those doctors delivered at the same hospital, the one closest to them. When I talk to friends today or even members of our New Jersey Families Facebook group location is the biggest factor when it comes to where moms are delivering their babies in New Jersey. It’s almost as if we don’t have a choice of where we can deliver our babies, especially in South Jersey. Almost, but that’s changing and I’ll explain more below.
While my doctors were nice and caring I definitely felt pushed along in my pregnancy. I was guided to do things the way they had always been done and not really given many options. It was just around the time that women were being encouraged by other women to make their pregnancy their own. The idea was just catching on, but not with my doctors. I can still remember two specific instances where I really had to push for what I wanted with my doctors. It certainly didn’t feel like they wanted to make my desires happen.
When you add in a high risk pregnancy, a woman’s choices about her prenatal care can seem even more limited. As I recall having preeclampsia with my third son, there were tests I needed to take, frequent exams, and other directives issued by different doctors. While I understand certain pregnancies can require extra testing, I simply didn’t feel like there was a team approach to my care in particular, or even that I owned my own pregnancy – and that almost lead to some very bad outcomes for me.
Fast forward to 10 years later and women in South Jersey have more choices than ever when it comes to where to deliver a baby. Pregnancy is not like it used to be! Women have choices and more options to own their own pregnancy. How so?
Allow me to tell you about Inspira Health. I began talking with members from Inspira Health a few weeks ago. As one of the best New Jersey websites for moms, they reached out to me to help them share their message to families across South Jersey. After learning how committed they are to improving maternal health care in our area and what they have planned I couldn’t help but get excited. Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing more details, pictures, and videos about how Inspira Health is changing healthcare for women and their families
10 Reasons to Deliver your baby at Inspira Medical Centers in South Jersey
Inspira Health is enhancing what they are offering in terms of prenatal care and is developing a beautiful cutting edge maternity center in Mullica Hill. Over the next 7 months, as part of this partnership, we’ll be ‘delivering’ more information about each of these reasons to deliver your baby at an Inspira hospital in South Jersey. For now, please take a look. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below and we’ll address them in a future article.
Take a look at this video
Own Your Pregnancy, be in charge of your pregnancy!
How awesome is this video?! The women look empowered and like they are rocking their pregnancy. I imagine maternal care with Inspira Health makes moms feel that awesome. From high-end amenities to award-winning nurses Inspira Health wants to provide expecting moms with the best experience and let them control what their maternal care will look like.
What good is being in charge of your pregnancy if you don’t have the choices that truly let you decide what works best for you and your family.
Inspira Health has
- Over 40 choices for OB/GYN doctors
- A team of certified nurse-midwives
- 3 Maternity hospitals in South Jersey
- Inspira Medical Center Elmer – The only maternity center in the region to offer water birth in a hospital setting.
- Inspira Medical Center Vineland
- Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill – Now OPEN- Learn more here.
Moms can create a birthing experience that works for them
Would you like to have a water birth delivery? Maybe stretch on a birth ball? Do you have another idea for how your baby’s birth story should play out? Inspira aims to give you the pregnancy and delivery experience you want through their holistic maternity services.
Inspira Health offers moms-to-be their own nursing team
Inspira Health’s maternal team includes award-winning nurses. As you prepare to deliver your baby, the same nursing team will be assigned to your care during your stay.
Inspira Health hospitals will have delivery rooms like no one else in South Jersey.
Inspira’s goal is once a mom-to-be checks in to deliver her baby she won’t need to leave her room until it’s time to go home with her baby. Inspira Medical Center Elmer was the first in Southern New Jersey to offer a single room and when Inspira’s latest hospital opens in Mullica Hill, women will be able to stay in the same room throughout labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum. The unit will also include advanced operating rooms for cesarean sections. Take a virtual tour and see what the rooms look like. Each private delivery room at Inspira Medical Center in Mullica Hill will offer:
- modern labors beds,
- wireless fetal monitoring,
- a personal refrigerator for breast milk storage,
- comfortable sleeping accommodations for a partner,
- and a jetted tub to soothe and assist mothers-to-be during labor.
Families are welcome
Does your older child or partner want to be involved in the delivery process? Would your partner like to stay with you overnight after you deliver your baby? Inspira Health can make that happen. They believe the best moms are those that are able to relax and be supported by their families. Siblings and other adults can often be in the delivery room. After delivery in Mullica Hill, moms can enjoy in-room sleeping with their baby and partner. And, if needed, mothers can send their babies to the nursery for a few hours while they have an opportunity to rest up.
Inspira Health is prepared for all scenarios
At the end of our pregnancy we all want to deliver a healthy baby. For moms facing a high risk pregnancy or emergency situations that result in your baby needing some extra care, Inspira Health has systems in place to be there for moms. Inspira has partnered with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to provide neonatal, pediatric and emergency care for children.
Education and support from multiple angles
Yes, Inspira ob/gyns are there for every part of your prenatal and postnatal care. Additional support is available through the experienced midwifery team at Gentle Beginnings. The midwifery practice, affiliated with Inspira Health, allows women throughout Gloucester, Salem, and Camden counties to benefit from the center’s many comforting and empowering birthing options. Some of Inspira Health’s specialized services include:
- Advanced newborn care NICU
- Neonatal Care, Specialty and NICU Nurseries
- Certified nurse midwives
- Genetic counseling
- Perinatal Diabetes
- Prenatal Care Program
- Pre-conception screening and counseling
- Infertility Treatment
- Cesarean Sections
- Vaginal births after C-section
- Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Support for before, during, after, and inbetween your pregnancies
Inspira Health maternal services don’t end when you deliver a baby. Inspira offers services and help with
- Postpartum depression
- Cesarean section care
- Nutrition recommendations
Inspira offers continued care for mom and her children
In addition to complete prenatal and postpartum care, Inspira also offers the following maternity and childbirth services to women:
- Breastfeeding consultations and support
- Childbirth and new family programs
- Comprehensive fetal testing and immunization services
- Fertility preservation
- Infant care education
- Infant and Children Health
- Lactation Centers
- Nutritional counseling
- Postpartum Depression
More about Inspira Medical Centers
To read more about Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill and the services offered there, as well as the other Inspira Medical Centers in South Jersey, visit these articles:
- How Inspira Lactation Consultants in South Jersey Help Breastfeeding Moms
- The 10 Places in Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill that Every Mom Will Appreciate
- 5 Tips for Having a Baby at Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill
- Inspira Health Postpartum Depression Services for South Jersey Moms
More coming soon to our Inspira Health Series
If you’re expecting a baby, you can expect a maternal experience like no other with Inspira Health maternal services. Head on over to their site to learn more about what they offer and how you can own your pregnancy.