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  • The Best Maternity Care out there. Here.

    Few events in life generate as much excitement for a family as the birth of a child.

    Having your baby at Rome Health means you will have the reassurance of an experienced and caring staff with you every step of the way during labor and delivery.

    We’re one of only two hospitals in New York State to be rated a "Best Maternity Hospital" by Newsweek and Leapfrog. Our C-section rate is among the lowest in the region, and our team is committed to giving healthy moms and babies the time and support required for a natural birth.

    Our Providers Deliver the Best

    Rome Health Obstetrics & Gynecology
    7900 Turin Rd, Rome | 315.338.7284
    C. Nicole Pineau, MD | John A. Lovier, MD 
    Alexandra Jarrett, NP | Carolyn Lerum, NP | Kaelyn Pillmore, NP

    Mohawk Valley Women's Health Associates
    107 E Chestnut St, Rome | 315.334.9663
    Ankur Desai, MD | Lauren Giustra, MD

    Rome Health Prenatal Care Center
    155 W. Dominick St., Rome | 315.338.7057
    Marguerite Shifrin, WHNP
    C. Nicole Pineau, MD | John A. Lovier, MD 

    Personalized Care

    Our cozy birthing suites have birthing beds — instead of delivery tables — with state-of-the-art medical equipment that is easily accessible but concealed from view.

    Innovative birthing techniques are available to help you through labor. You can sit on a birthing ball or stool to foster the labor process through natural positioning. The ball is particularly effective in reducing tension in the back, allowing you to sway side to side, forward and back, and round and round to aid in making you more comfortable.

    If you choose to receive it, pain control is available. You have several options for pain control during labor including epidurals or other medications available through injection. With an epidural, the pain is virtually blocked during labor, but you still maintain muscle control for the baby's delivery.

    After your delivery, we encourage you and your newborn to stay together in the same room for a better bonding experience. Rooming in has multiple benefits for you and your newborn including facilitating breastfeeding and providing you with the opportunity to learn to care for your baby’s needs while staff is around to help. The Maternity Unit is equipped with a state-of-the-art security system with surveillance cameras to keep you and your baby safe.

    For their own comfort during a mother's labor, fathers, partners and labor coaches may request a reclining lounge chair that opens into a bed. Fathers, partners and labor coaches are encouraged to be an active participant in the birthing experience.

    We’re here to help.

    Our nursing staff has years of experience as health care professionals, and in many cases as parents themselves. They are committed to providing personal attention to help new parents gain confidence in their infant care skills.

    Lactation consultants are on staff to help you with any breastfeeding questions. Breastfeeding support is provided even after delivery with a weigh-in station to help give you peace of mind and monitor your baby’s growth and health. The lactation consultant is available to weigh your newborn, answer your questions and offer you encouragement. The first weigh station appointment can be made when you are discharged.

    In addition to bedside teaching, videos are available on many topics including breastfeeding, infant care, and CPR to view while you are still in the hospital.

    2022 Class Schedule for New Parents

    Parents-to-be can learn about newborn care and other related topics.

    Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m.
    January 25, 2022
    March 22, 2022
    May 24, 2022
    July 26, 2022
    Sept. 27, 2022
    Nov. 22, 2022

    Learn about your baby’s nutritional needs, feeding by breast or bottle and other hand feeding methods. Other education includes how to store breast milk, sterilize bottles and prepare formula. All welcome regardless of feeding choice.

    Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m.
    January 25, 2022
    March 22, 2022
    May 24, 2022
    July 26, 2022
    Sept. 27, 2022
    Nov. 22, 2022

    Three-week course to prepare parents for labor and delivery.

    Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m.
    Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25
    Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22
    May 3, 10, 17, 24
    Jul 5, 12, 19, 26
    Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27
    Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22

    Advanced registration required.
    Please call 315.338.7199.

    All classes are held at the
    Rome Health Prenatal Care Center
    155 W. Dominick St., Rome

    Virtual options available.

  • Blue Distinction
    In an effort to help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality, affordable maternity care, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield announced that Rome Memorial Hospital has been designated as one of the first hospitals to receive the Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care designation, a new designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.
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