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Labor Support

Preparing for the Arrival of Your New Baby?

LaChance Parents with ChildrenHaving a baby is an exciting, life changing event. The Maternity staff and physicians at Heywood Hospital share your excitement. We are pleased that you have chosen us to care for you and your family.

We want you to have the best possible care and services, and to have the kind of birth experience you are seeking. Heywood Hospital can provide a home-like and comfortable experience in a setting that is welcoming and safe for you and your baby.

Heywood's LaChance Maternity Center offers exceptional attention to your needs, and personal care and support for you and your family. But most importantly, we also offer highly skilled physicians and staff who can assure you that you and your baby are receiving the best possible care. It’s the best of both worlds — the comfort and warmth of home, with the safety and security of a hospital.

We offer many options to help you manage the discomfort and pain of labor. This section of our website explains these options in more detail. It is important to note that sometimes medical conditions or situations may affect which options your doctor will recommend for you. It helps if you share your dreams and your goals about your desired birth experience with your doctor and nurses ahead of time and again while you arrive.

We hope this information is helpful for you as you prepare for this miraculous event of birth. Now, take a deep breath and relax!

When it comes to having a baby, you can count on Heywood Hospital for complete support. We recommend a variety of options to keep you comfortable while in labor. From aromatherapy to epidurals, we will do everything we can to meet your needs, while still providing a safe environment. To assist you during the birthing process Heywood offers a variety of pain management options including:

Your primary care physician, obstetrician and anesthesiolo­gist are important resources to help answer any questions you may have. We encourage you to ask them to share their knowledge and experience. Knowing about the benefits, safety and risk of all methods used at Heywood Hospital for your care will help provide you with peace of mind.