There are many members of our maternity team who will care for you:
Physicians and midwives will assist you during labor, birth and after delivery. South Shore Hospital’s department of obstetrics and gynecology provides 24/7 on-site physician coverage. Family practices and nurse midwife practices also provide coverage within their practice.
Nurses in the birthing unit provide support, coaching and technical monitoring during your labor and birth.
Anesthesiologists are available 24/7 for pain relief during labor and birth.
Neonatologists (physicians specializing in the care of newborns) are available if your baby needs immediate medical intervention.
Nurse Practitioners collaborate with neonatologists in caring for ill or premature babies and offer teaching and support in the care of all newborns.
Nurses in the mother/infant unit provide a comprehensive approach to care for you and your baby.
Pediatricians care for your baby during your hospital stay and beyond.
Lactation specialists support you with any breastfeeding issues.
Rehabilitation services provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy as needed.
Unit coordinators provide all clerical services, and unit assistants support the professional staff to assure that your hospital stay is as comfortable as possible.
Social workers are available for emotional support and to advise and assist with making community referrals as needed.
Family advisors work collaboratively with hospital leadership to identify ways to enhance care.
Patient advocates respond to any patient concerns or issues.
Concierge personnel are a valuable resource for both patients and visitors. They can recommend a local hotel, call a taxi, help with a flower delivery, and much more.
Birth registrars will assure completion of your baby’s birth certificate information in compliance with state law.
Volunteers work throughout the hospital, as advocates, in the gift shops, transporting patients, and in many other capacities.
Isis Parenting is our preferred provider of prenatal and early parenting education.
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