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Maternity Questions & Answers

Mother and Father holding new baby
Questions about having your baby here

Can we take pictures or video of the birth?

For safety reasons, we do not allow any videotaping during your delivery.

Friends and family are welcome to take photos of you and your baby after birth.

Can I have a VBAC (vaginal birth after Cesarean) at your hospital?

Yes, women who have previously had a Cesarean birth may be able to have a vaginal delivery at our hospital.

What if I have a high-risk pregnancy?

Our hospital is not equipped with a neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU to care for babies who are born prematurely (before their due date) or who require special care for other conditions that may arise from a high-risk pregnancy. To ensure access to a NICU, we'll refer you to another hospital for your birth if you have a high-risk pregnancy.

What if my baby needs a NICU?

We're doing teleneonatology, which means we can video conference immediately with a neonatologist (newborn baby specialist) at another hospital before we arrange for a transfer.

Can I get a tubal ligation after I give birth?

A tubal ligation is a permanent form of birth control (contraception) for women who are certain their families are complete. In a tubal ligation, a woman's Fallopian tubes are surgically cut or blocked off to prevent pregnancy.

If you wish to have this procedure at our hospital after you've had your baby, please inform your doctor. Ask her or him to complete and return the required forms 30 days before your due date.

Can you circumcise my son after he's born?

Circumcision is not offered in our hospital. Please ask your pediatrician for a referral.