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Maternity Team

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 and midwife coverage.
  • Nurses in the Birthing Center provide care, support, coaching, and monitoring during your labor and birth.
  • Anesthesiologists are available on-site 24/7 for assistance with your pain management during labor and birth.
  • Neonatologists (physicians specializing in the care of newborns experiencing complications) are on-site 24/7 should your baby need immediate medical intervention and stabilization.
  • The nursing leadership team includes the director who oversees the birthing center, maternal special care, the maternal-infant unit, the neonatal intensive care unit, the special care nursery, the pediatric unit, the pediatric emergency department; and the nurse managers of each unit. Please see pages 26 and 27 for important phone numbers.
  • Nurses in the mother/infant unit will provide comprehensive care for you and your baby.
  • Pediatricians and pediatric hospitalists care for your baby during your hospital stay and beyond.
  • Lactation specialists, in addition to your maternity nurse, support you with breastfeeding issues.
  • Social workers are available for your emotional support and to advise and assist you by making community referrals as needed.
  • Miscarriage and pregnancy loss coordinators are available if needed to offer resources or support for loss at any stage of pregnancy and early infancy.
  • Patient advocates respond to any patient or visitor concerns or issues.
  • Concierge personnel are a valuable resource for both patients and visitors. They monitor entry into the maternity units and will issue visitor tags to all visitors for security purposes. These tags must be worn and visible at all times.
  • Birth registrars will assure completion of your baby’s birth certificate information in compliance with state law.
  • Childbirth educators from Isis Parenting have partnered with South Shore Hospital to offer educational programs that are designed to fully inform you about all aspects of labor, birth, and infant parenting.
  • Unit coordinators provide all clerical services.
  • Unit nursing assistants support the professional staff to assure that your hospital stay is as comfortable as possible.
  • Financial counselors are available prior to or during your maternity stay to answer any insurance or financial questions you may have.
  • Volunteers work throughout the hospital, in the gift shops, transporting patients, and in many other capacities.

All members of our professional staff are highly skilled in managing both planned circumstances and unanticipated, emergency situations in a caring and compassionate manner.

    

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