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Labor and Delivery

The Family Birth Center’s labor and delivery unit offers five beautifully decorated birthing rooms, each with its own private bathroom, comfortable birthing bed, and state-of-the-art technology to provide the safest care for both mom and baby.  

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Brahms’s Lullaby plays throughout the hospital after the birth of your baby.

If a Cesarean delivery is necessary, a designated fully-equipped operating room is located within the labor and delivery suite.  Patients are typically recovered in the birthing room after Cesarean birth and skin-to-skin contact is encouraged immediately after delivery, regardless of the method of delivery.  Our knowledgeable staff provides support and encouragement, and is always available to answer any questions you may have related to the birth and care of your baby. 

You should discuss your pain management options with your obstetrician during your prenatal care.  Childbirth classes are strongly encouraged.  The nurses are here to support your pain management choices.  Anesthesia services are available 24 hours a day if epidural anesthesia is desired.

Pediatric hospitalists are pediatricians who are available in-house, around-the-clock, to provide routine and high-risk care for your newborn.  

Sometimes, mom’s condition requires a higher level of care than that provided at Calvert.  In these cases, the obstetrician is able to consult with perinatologists at tertiary care centers in the area, and arrange for transport to one of those centers.  Our antenatal testing room is available for outpatient evaluation and scheduled outpatient testing.



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