The Family Place Services
The Family Place understands that the transition to motherhood brings a mix of complex emotions. To help to make that transition as easy as possible, we provide a variety of services:
- Lactation Consultant
- Comfort Control
- Hugs Infant Protection Program
- Complimentary Resources
- Family-Centered Maternity Care
- Infant and Pediatric Hearing Screenings
- Perinatal Education Program
- Perinatal Loss Program
The Family Place employs a Board Certified Lactation Consultant who provides assistance and support daily to all breastfeeding mothers. Our team also consists of several Registered Nurses who are certified breast feeding support specialists. Evangelical Hospital also offers breast feeding classes.
While childbirth is a wonderful experience, we at The Family Place understand that moms experience discomfort during labor and delivery. There are several options available to help you cope with labor, including prepared childbirth methods, analgesics and epidurals. Each controls pain differently and may be appropriate at different times during labor and delivery.
Not all women want or need pain relief in labor. This is your personal choice.
Hugs Infant Protection System
In March 2008, Evangelical Community Hospital implemented the Hugs Infant Protection system, limiting access to The Family Place to one entrance just off Elevator B.
With the Hugs system, each infant wears a small tag with a unique ID number around the ankle. Each exit point of the unit, including stairwells and elevators, is electronically monitored to detect the tags. Parents and staff members may move the infant freely within The Family Place, but no one can remove the infant from the unit without the staff being alerted. Family and visitors to The Family Place will need to take Elevator B to the third floor and be “buzzed in” to the unit after being identified at the nurses’ station.
Pregnancy may have been an unexpected event in your life. Many times it can occur at a time in your life when any number of difficulties are occurring. Evangelical's Social Services department provides information on financial, medical, nutritional, social and legal help available. If the mother desires, referrals to community organizations can be arranged for additional resources.
You can contact Evangelical's Social Services department at (570) 522-2586.