Precious Beginnings At The Birthcare Center At Henry Community Health
A new baby is one of a family’s most thrilling and precious moments. Our family of physicians and nurses are honored to help your family welcome your new baby into the world. Our door may read BirthCare Center but our mission is “Family Centered Care”.
Planning For Your Baby’s Birth – Our Stork’s Nest Program
We’ve created our Stork’s Nest Program to help you plan for your baby’s birth and answer questions you may have about what to expect during your delivery.
You will be contacted during your third trimester to invite you to participate in our Stork’s Nest Program which is offered at no charge.
During your private appointment with a registered nurse, she will listen to what you want and help you customize your Birth Plan. We are very flexible in trying to meet your individual preferences and special requests. Just talk with your physician about plans for your baby’s birth and let the nurse know at your Stork’s Nest visit about your plans so we can make arrangements to meet them when possible.
The nurse will answer your questions and help complete pre-admission and other required paperwork. Completing this paperwork allows you to spend more time after delivery enjoying your new baby and visiting with family and friends.
She will also help you register for classes and you’ll meet some of the nurses who will care for you and your new family when that special time comes!
If you have questions or would like a tour before you are contacted, please call us at 765.521.1116
Make The Right Choice
We hope you choose the BirthCare Center at Henry Community Health and share the joy of your new family with our family of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
BirthCare Center at Henry Community Health Receives National Recognition
Henry Community Health’s Birthcare Center is ranked above both the national and state averages in a national survey of infant feeding practices in maternity care settings. The Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) Survey was conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Henry Community Health received a 93 in the recently released Benchmark Report. Their score was above the average of 88 for the nation, 90 for Indiana and 91 for similar sized facilities.
The survey was conducted in 2015 and produces a quality score based on best practices in infant feeding care including skin-to-skin contact, breastfeeding and other similar information related to infant health.
Henry Community Health is one of only 13 Indiana hospitals currently accredited as a Baby Friendly Hospital by Baby-Friendly USA.
“We are proud of this achievement as the importance of breastfeeding and mother/baby bonding cannot be over emphasized,” stresses Tina Abrams, Director of the Women and Children’s Unit and BirthCare Center. “Breastfeeding is healthier for both mothers and babies, and as our breastfeeding rates continue to increase our community as a whole becomes healthier,” she continued.
Breastfeeding Support Provided
The BirthCare Center encourages and support new mothers to breastfeed in many ways including:
- Breast feeding classes before delivery
- Help in breastfeeding provided by a certified lactation specialist after delivery and for outpatient visits after mothers return home.
- Telephone follow-up after you go home
- Infant Feeding Support Group the second Monday and 4th Tuesday of the month
For more information on any of these programs contact the BirthCare Center at 765.521.1116