For the past 50 years, women on the Peninsula have chosen Mary Immaculate Hospital to deliver their babies.
The Mary Immaculate Birthplace is designed with your total comfort in mind and provides the most advanced medical care in a comfortable, spacious setting. Families share the miracle of birth in our state-of-the-art labor and delivery rooms. The Birthplace offers expectant parents the very best. Our entire staff of medical specialists and highly-experienced nurses are dedicated to the whole family.
In an effort to enhance bonding between parents and newborns and support breastfeeding, Bon Secours Mary Immaculate has introduced Bon Secours Magic Hour. Barring any unusual medical needs immediately following delivery, Bon Secours Virginia nurses dry infants and place them skin-to-skin on the mother's chest, allowing precious time for bonding and breastfeeding.
Bon Secours Magic Hour is an ideal time for mothers and babies to be close and has many benefits for the baby.
- Babies have an amazing ability to interact with their parents. They can distinguish touch, smells, tastes, sounds and sights right away.
- Breastfed babies will nurse better when placed skin-to-skin on the mother immediately following birth.
- A mother’s body can maintain her baby’s temperature more effectively than warm blankets and warmers.
- Babies who spend the first 90 minutes of their lives with their mothers skin-to-skin cry less than those who are dried, wrapped and placed in a bassinet.
Our staff wants to make the arrival of your baby a very personal and special experience. With their knowledge and skill, they will guide and assist you, as you progress through labor. The nurses work closely with you and your physician to support your birthing options.
We offer a variety of birthing options including midwifery. Certified Nurse Midwifes (or CNMs), or nurses who are specially trained and certified to assist women with their child's birth, also maximize personal attention, encourage freedom to make an individualized birth plan and a offer hands-on approach to enhance your personal care and comfort.
Karen Caroll, CNM, MS
Tidewater Physicians Multispeciality Group
860 Omni Blvd.
Newport News, Va 23606
Lois Hancock, CNM
Hampton Roads Obstetrics & Gyncology
2115 Executive Drive, Suite 9A
Hampton, VA 23666
In addition to onsite neonatology 24 hours a day to care for your newborn, Bon Secours Mary Immaculate also offers a technologically advanced, neo-natal specialty care nursery to serve our smallest, most fragile patients with the highest quality of care available. We deliver more than babies, we deliver peace of mind.
What makes the Mary Immaculate experience unique is the importance we place on bringing your baby into a loving atmosphere. We are proud to share the experience of birth, the hopes and dreams of your new child and the miracle of life.
For more information, or to schedule a tour, please call 889-BABY.