At Good Samaritan Hospital, we are honored to have the opportunity to share this extraordinary event with you and your family. More than 3,000 babies are born each year at Good Samaritan Hospital. The warmth and expert skills of our staff will guide you through a safe and memorable beginning with your newest family member. We are looking forward to meeting and caring for you and your family.
Thank you for choosing Good Samaritan Hospital!
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The new Birthing Center at Good Samaritan Hospital
Union State Bank Family Birthing Center represents Good Samaritan Hospital's commitment to provide our region’s growing families with the best care and most comfortable environment for one of life’s biggest events.
The Union State Family Birthing Center features seven labor, delivery and recovery suites (LDRS), all with private baths and therapeutic showers with benches. Suites are furnished in soft pastel colors with beautiful oak finishes. For your convenience and comfort, each room is equipped with a television, sleep chair, and beautiful scenic views. The Labor & Delivery wing also features an admission/triage area, six antepartum rooms and two surgical suites for C-Sections. There are 31 private mother/baby rooms, all with TVs, refrigerators and sleep chairs and room for baby…whenever mother desires.
In addition to two newborn nurseries, the center includes a Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). A state of the art security system is in place to ensure your peace of mind.
A spacious waiting room, children’s play area and classroom round out the new center.
Pre-admission can be done by mail so that on the day of admission everything is taken care of. All new moms who are expected to deliver at Good Samaritan Hospital will receive a pre-admission package in the mail. If the package is not received, please contact your maternity consultant at 845-368-540.
Infant safety is very important to us. Please take a moment to look over our visiting guidelines:
We support the family unit and welcome fathers and significant others to stay with mother and baby. Please contact the security department if you wish to visit after 9:00 p.m.
Maternity Visiting Hours
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Note: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. is “Mommy & Me” time (Dads only!). Please do not bring sick children to visit for the safety of our new babies.
NICU Visiting Hours
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit visitation is open to parents and grandparents only.
NICU visitation is closed from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. due to change of shift.
Hand washing is required before touching or handling the new baby. Help us protect our precious new babies.
doula – labor support
What is a Doula? & why do I need one?
- A Doula is a woman who has been professionally trained to support women in labor.
- A Doula provides you with emotional support, physical comfort and information throughout labor and delivery.
- A Doula supports your loved ones during labor and guides them on how best to help you.
- While Doulas remain at your side continuously throughout labor, they do not provide medical care or make decisions for you.
- A Doula is there to support your choices.
Join Lucina Doulas on the third Monday of every month, from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. for a free information meeting. Learn how Doula care can enhance the labor experience for both you and your partner by offering continuous emotional support, physical comfort techniques and information.
For further information, please visit http://lucinadoulas.com or call 845-300-2961.
Good Samaritan Hospital's Maternity Consultant is a registered nurse who will help you access any of the hospital’s services that might be needed during your pregnancy, hospital stay and even after you’ve returned home. She’ll assist in the arrangement for prenatal and childbirth classes, help you customize your birth plan and coordinate efforts to meet any special needs you have identified, assuring that your birth experience is just what you and your family expect.
We believe the birth of your baby is a miracle that belongs to you and your family.
Call weekdays 845-368-5450 or email the Maternity Consultant. A response will be returned promptly.
Tours are held the first Sunday of every month at 11:00 am. Please arrive in the birthing center lobby on the 5th floor ten minutes prior to the hour. Tours may be canceled on holidays, please call to confirm. Registration is not required.
You may schedule a private tour Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. by contacting the maternity consultant.
chilbirth through parenting education
Good Samaritan Hospital we provide comprehensive care with an emphasis on family education. This is a time for learning, which will empower you to make informed decisions regarding maternity and newborn care. Classes are taught by expert, certified instructors and will help you prepare for pregnancy, birth and life with your new baby.
- Prepared Childbirth Education - Lamaze
This class is designed to provide education on pregnancy, labor, vaginal delivery/ cesarean birth and post delivery care. Lamaze preparation includes stress management exercises, relaxation, breathing and medical pain management. Tours of our units will be included. Sessions are offered as a 4 week series or a weekend class.
- Newborn Care Class
This class provides active participation and instruction in feeding, bathing, dressing, diapering, and safety skills. Information on setting up a nursery and how to choose a pediatrician are also covered.
- Breastfeeding Education
This two session class taught by a certified lactation consultant prepares expectant mothers for the early days and weeks of breastfeeding. Topics include breastfeeding advantages, nutrition, returning to work and pumping and storing of breastmilk.
- Prenatal Yoga
Ongoing sessions at Indian Rock Shopping Center are designed to increase stamina and strength for pregnancy, labor/delivery and post delivery. This class also helps you to access your inner strength to maintain a calm and healthy focus. Please call 845-357-0459.
- Childbirth Refresher
This refresher course is a review of the mechanics of labor and delivery. Lamaze and relaxation techniques are practiced in a supportive environment.
- Sibling Class
This class provides an introduction to the hospital where mommy will be staying and encourages a positive parent-child experience for when the new baby arrives. The class includes a tour, a puppet film of what it's like to have a new sibling, and newborn care. Recommended ages three to ten years old.
- Infant and Child Safety and CPR
This two session class for Infant/Child Caregivers is designed to promote infant and child safety, injury prevention, and CPR. Upon completion students will receive a course completion card from the American Heart Association.
Call the Maternity Education Department at 845-368-5450 for detailed course information, or call 1-888-332-MOMS.
Completion of your hospital pre-admission forms, which will be mailed to your home, will enable you to proceed directly to our Family Birthing Center when you arrive for delivery. Prompt return of these materials in advance to your Maternity Consultant will ensure the coordination of your admission. If the package is not received, please contact your maternity consultant at 845-368-5450.
physician referral services
We will be pleased to refer you to one of our experienced obstetricians and pediatricians to care for you and your newborn. We can also help you if you prefer the philosophy and methods of a Certified Nurse Midwife. Please call Good Samaritan Hospital's Physician Referral Service, 1-800 HELP-IN-5 [435-7465] for a referral to the medical professional of your choice.
anesthesia and pain relief options
The Department of Anesthesia is proud to play a part in the delivery of your baby. An anesthesiologist specially trained for neonatal and maternal emergencies is in the hospital 24 hours a day, for the comfort and safety of both mother and newborn. A member of the Department of Anesthesia attends all deliveries a tGood Samaritan Hospital whether or not anesthesia is administered. We recognize that childbirth is an individual process, and that every woman's wishes and needs are different.
During your prenatal visits you should discuss your pain management options with your obstetrician or midwife. A detailed description of these options is included in the Prenatal Education Classes offered at Good Samaritan Hospital.
There are several options that are available to you:
- Lamaze Childbirth Preparation
This relaxation and breathing technique, often called "natural childbirth" is designed to reduce the perception of pain during labor.
Different types of medications are available and may be ordered by your obstetrician to ease labor pain.
- Epidural anesthesia and combined spinal epidural analgesia
These popular anesthesia methods provide continuous pain relief during labor and delivery and are safe and effective. Pain management is individualized to meet each patient's needs. Most women maintain full motor control.
These pain relief techniques can be used alone or in tandem. Mothers may begin with natural childbirth, then decide to have epidural anesthesia as labor progresses.
- Anesthesia for Cesarean Section
Should you require a Cesarean Section, an epidural, spinal or general anesthesia is used depending on your medical needs. After a Cesarean Section, each patient is followed by a Board Certified Pain Physician to insure a post-operative comfort level that allows mother and baby to bond.
Our goal is to make your experience at Good Samaritan Hospital as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We encourage you to meet with a member of the Department of Anesthesia during the third trimester of your pregnancy either as part of your prenatal classes or by visiting the department directly. You may speak with an anesthesiologist in the department without an appointment from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you have any questions about anesthesia care, please contact the Department of Anesthesia at 845-368-5039.
For further information regarding Obstetrical Anesthesia, please feel free to visit the following sites:
Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology
Educational Resources for Patients and Colleagues
American Society of Anesthesiology - www.asahq.org/homepageie.html
neonatal intensive care nursery
The expert staff of Good Samaritan Hospital's technologically advanced Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery is prepared to provide comprehensive medical services if your baby is born prematurely or has other special needs.
Good Samaritan Hospital provides a breastfeeding support program. Education, support and guidance for the breastfeeding family is facilitated by our board certified lactation consultants.
- Prenatal breastfeeding classes
- Inpatient support and consultation
- Telephone follow up
- Outpatient visits
- Monthly support group “Breastfeeding Tea”
(Moms must register by calling 845-368-8270)
- Breast pump rentals/sales
- Personalized bra fittings
Our lactation consultants embrace all breastfeeding mothers. Please feel free to call us with any questions or concerns at 845-368-8270.
breast pump rental services
Breast pump rental services are available. For information about these services please call 845-368-8270.Thank you for choosing Good Samaritan Hospital. We are looking forward to meeting and caring for you and your family.
Please contact our Maternity Consultant for more information at 845-368-5450.