Maternity Services at MedCentral
Whether you are thinking about having a baby or will become a new parent soon, MedCentral offers a range of pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn care services, classes and amenities.
Our team provides personable, state-of-the-art obstetric care, including care for pregnancies, high-risk conditions, Cesarean deliveries and tubal ligations. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists are available around-the-clock to assist with your pain control. Our physicians provide compassionate care, priding themselves on listening, educating, offering choices, answering questions fully and speaking in terms you can understand.
In addition to routine pregnancy care, we are prepared to handle high-risk deliveries. At Mansfield Hospital pediatric hospitalists from Akron Children's Hospital are on staff around-the-clock to care for your newborn. Our innovative technology, such as our advanced hearing screening, helps us deliver quality care. We also have an infant security system in place to protect both you and your baby while you're in our care.
To complement our labor and delivery services, around-the-clock assistance for your baby is available, as well as in-room overnight accommodations for your support person. We have two hospitals serving the needs of pregnant women:
In December 2010 we completed construction on our new Women's Health Center at Mansfield. This new area on the second floor just off the main lobby is a comprehensive center for all maternity care. To complement our labor and delivery services, around-the-clock assistance for your baby is available, as well as in-room overnight accommodations for your support person. .
We invite you to check us out in person: We offer tours of both facilities for parents, grandparents and even siblings. Contact us for more information.
For lactation issues, please call Deanna Grube at 419-526-8734; or contact us here.
Kari Davis, a respiratory therapist at MedCentral Health System, is spearheading a public health awareness campaign aimed at reducing stillbirths and infant deaths. She is an Ohio spokesperson for “Count the Kicks,” a program started in Iowa to educate women on how to keep tabs on their infants in utero during the last trimester of pregnancy.
Count the Kicks was inspired by a study in Norway that educated expectant mothers to monitor fetal movement. As a result, stillbirths were reduced by one third.
Davis said tracking fetal movement allows mothers to be more proactive with their baby’s health and gives them piece of mind while at the end of their pregnancies.
“You should feel the baby move at least ten times in a two-hour period during a day, on a daily basis. If no movement is detected, the health care provider should be notified immediately,” said Davis.
Count the Kicks offers a free Smart Phone app which can be used to track fetal movement. It can be found by visiting the website: www.countthekicks.org.
Davis has conducted a media campaign and a public speaking schedule to spread the word about the program started by five Iowa mothers who lost babies to late-term stillbirths or infant deaths. Davis delivered a stillborn daughter in March 2013 after a normal pregnancy. She said one in every 150 pregnancies in the United States results in a stillbirth.
The program means so much to Kari and her husband, Marc Davis, that they have established a charity site on razoo.com called Harper’s Hope which is named after their stillborn daughter, Harper Elizabeth Davis. Any donation goes directly to Healthy Birthday for Count the Kicks in Ohio.
For more information, contact Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.