Tour of Women’s & Children’s Services | UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s

Tour of Women’s & Children’s Services | UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s


Welcome to UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s.
We are so excited that you are joining us today for a tour, we’re very proud
that 9 out of 10 Siouxland babies are born here at St. Luke’s. Here at St.
Luke’s we offer many services starting in our Labor and Delivery Department,
moving on to our Mother Baby floor, our Newborn Nursery our Neonatal Intensive
Care Unit. Hi I’m Stacy Peterson I’m the manager of Labor and Delivery here at UnityPoint where I’m going to take you through a virtual tour of what we have to offer for our labor moms. Hi I’m here to see birthing room one please.
What’s the name? Courtney Lane is in birthing room four.
One Second. As you can see they’re going to make sure verify that that patient is here before we let anybody in and here we go.
At St. Luke’s we really want to honor your birthing plan we have a nurse available
for your birthing experience. Whether you’re having a natural birth a
controlled birth with an epidural or a c-section we will ensure that you have a
nurse for the mother and a nurse for a baby for each and every delivery. So this is actually one of our labor rooms. Moms will labor and deliver here and stay
here two hours after they deliver and we do a lot of induction here at St. Luke’s
because a lot of moms like to have this plan but we also have things that are
unplanned as well so over here is an actual monitor that you’ll be hooked up
to this monitors the baby’s heartbeat and the babies and the moms
contractions it also comes over a central monitoring unit so that we can
see whatever’s happening no matter where you’re at or wherever the nurse is at.
If the nurse isn’t in the room then she we have the capability of seeing it over
across the whole entire unit so we like to keep moms up and active if we can so
we encourage them if their water isn’t broke that they like to get in the
bathtub they also can be mobile and walk the floors if they want. All this is
dictated by the doctor and any type of medicine that they may be on.
This is an actual bathroom a lot of moms we encourage we love the bathtubs we
wish every room had a bathtub but we do have two bathtubs available for laboring
moms you can get in the bathtub and relax as long as your water’s not broken
as long as it’s okay with the physician so this is a great thing for moms that
like to be up in mobile. So and over here is actually where the baby where we
placed the baby we do skin-to-skin with every mom and when possible even in the
O.R. so we would we love to we if we have to come over and use the monitor
for the baby we can but we like to place the mom on skin-to-skin for at least
that first hour just because we know how important it is but there will be a
nurse for the mom and a nurse for the baby and the baby dictates a lot of that
but we encourage skin-to-skin with every mom and baby.
So if you come to St. Luke’s for a c-section or need an emergency c-section we have a unique
department that we were able to offer that service right on the floor so
you’re not separated from your family and your friends and that you have the
same nurse that’s caring for you in the labor room and the c-section room and
the recovery room and then back together as a family of as they transfer you over
to the Mother Baby Unit. Now we’re going to go over to postpartum this is where
our moms will go after they’ve recovered in Labor and Delivery and as you can see
this is also secured as well. May I help you?
Hello I’m here to see Mary Smith. Come on in. So follow me this way this is our post partum unit this is
where they come after they have their delivery all rooms are private of course
we have actually 26 rooms that are available. We have a nursery in our
mother baby unit that is really intended for the exam time of your baby in the
morning from 7:00 to 11:00 the doctor will come in and evaluate your baby
but the nice addition to that is that if you want to get some rest at night you
are able to send your baby to the nursery so that you can get a few good
hours of sleep before you’re discharged to home to be caring for your baby 24
hours a day seven days a week. We also have lactation consultants here on the
floor that’s a very nice piece to add to the moms to help them with all breast
feeding although all of our nurses are trained to do lactation we have a couple
that have are especially trained just to do that so I’m gonna take you into a
room. This is a couch where we encourage any significant other or to spend the
night to help care for the baby as well every room has a refrigerator so if you
would like to bring in drinks or food that you prefer you can definitely keep
it in the refrigerator. In our mother baby unit we really want to make sure
that our moms are very well taken care of we offer room service and so when
you’re hungry you can give the cafeteria a call and they will bring up whatever
you’re hungry for. We also have refrigerators in the room so if you want
to bring outside food in to have what you would like in your refrigerator that’s
something we do offer to each of our patients. Hi I’m Abby and I’m a nurse here at the
UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s NICU why don’t you come with me to take a tour.
For security reasons our unit is locked and so anytime you’ve come to the unit
you’ll just have to push a button and then a nurse or a secretary will let you
into the unit. Here’s the doorbell.
Can I help you? We’re here to see baby Smith.
I’ll let you in. Thank you.
At St. Luke’s we have been told by many of our patients that they
chose St. Luke’s knowing that we have our neonatal intensive care unit
because delivering at another facility could really separate you from your
infant if there was any crisis and your baby needed to be transported to a
neonatal intensive care unit and we have that right here in our facility so there
would be no separation and we can keep the family unit together and that has
been so important to so many women and that’s why they choose UnityPoint Health –
St. Luke’s. This is one of our rooms all of our NICU rooms are private rooms. This is our giraffe that we use for very premature babies. Some of the fun
features of our NICU rooms we do up to twinkle lights on the ceiling and then
we also have white noise fans in each room to keep the noise and all of our
rooms quiet. If your baby does have to be admitted to the NICU it will first be
admitted onto a radiant warmer and then depending on how much your baby weighs
and how stable they are they will be transitioned to either a crib or an
isolate for thermoregulation. One of the other nice things that we
have to help parents prepare to go home is a parent room in our unit the parents
can stay in that room with their baby while the baby is still on a central
monitor so it’s a sense of going home but still having the nurses in the NICU
and the monitors to look after the baby. Every delivery is different you really
can’t plan for the unknown but here at St. Luke’s we plan for that we have
highly skilled nursing staff and physicians here to care for your baby in
our neonatal intensive care unit. You may need the NICU for your baby if you as a
mother develop a fever or infection during a delivery or if your baby is
born with any respiratory issues are having some trouble breathing they
might just need a little extra support or if your baby’s born very early or
premature we’re here for those babies too. On this floor we do have some pediatric
themed rooms in partnership with Children’s Miracle Network and some
local basis businesses we’ve been able to theme some of the rooms so they’re a
little more comforting for families when they come stay here. The first one is the
Sue Bee Honey room and in these rooms we have accommodations so that parents are
able to stay here with their little ones while they’re recovering from any
illnesses. Here we have a playroom so anytime we have pediatric patients here
they’re able to come in and take a pick from many of the toys that we have they
can stay in here and play with them or take them back to their room so they can
enjoy them we have gaming systems DVD players and lots of toys. This is our
wells Blue Bunny room this is one of my favorite rooms the closet is actually my
favorite part because it looks like a vending machine for ice cream. The next room that was sponsored by our local Electrical Workers Union features some
fun lights that you can actually change the colors with the remote depending on
what you want. Let me go over here to the Ford room which was actually the
first room that was sponsored and this is always a fan favorite of little boys
because of all the car features that are in here. A little desk and a
workstation and a lot of the theories behind the themed rooms are to not only
have a comfortable environment for the child and parents but to have
interactive toys on the wall just to make them feel like it’s a little moreless hospital-like and kind of homey and comforting for them to be here. We are so proud to deliver nine out of ten Siouxland babies, we are here to support
you from birth and beyond and I hope you really consider us and come see us soon

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