Labor and Delivery at Arnot Health
Arnot Ogden Medical Center's Labor and Delivery Unit is state-of-the-art but with all the comforts of home. When the big day arrives, mother will be escorted to one of our comfortable, home-like birthing suites. Our team of maternity specialists will be ready with the latest technology, the touch of a hand and a reassuring voice. If special care is needed for high-risk mothers and their babies, specialists are just a phone call away.
Arnot Ogden Medical Center offers more "natural" birth options for low-risk births, often known as family-centered care. Our facility includes 8 private suites with showers or baths (known as birthing suites) where women can labor, deliver and recover in one suite. Although a doctor or midwife and nursing staff are still present, the rooms are set up to create a nurturing environment, with warm, soothing colors and amenities that try to simulate a home-like atmosphere that may be very comforting for some new mothers.
As many as three support people are permitted to be with the mother during a vaginal birth. During a routine or non-emergency cesarean section, the number of support people is usually limited to one in the surgical rooms.
There will always be a need for some babies to be delivered by c-section. Sometimes, c-sections are planned in advance; other times doctors or midwives decide during a delivery that a c-section is necessary.
During a c-section, a woman usually receives regional anesthetic that numbs her from the waist down. Because she is awake, a woman who has a c-section can still breastfeed their baby soon after delivery. Because a c-section is surgery, the time spent in the hospital and recovery afterward are longer than a vaginal delivery.
Arnot Health's team of professionals is here to guide you through the birthing process and make sure your delivery and recovery are comfortable and safe.
607-737-4499 or 800-952-2662
Arnot Ogden Medical Center
600 Roe Avenue
Elmira, NY 14905