ChristianaCare

Maternity

From pregnancy testing, birth planning and high-risk pregnancy advice through to labor, delivery and beyond, The Christiana Care Center for Reproductive Health specializes in innovative contraceptive techniques and provides comprehensive reproductive health services, especially for patients with complex medical issues.

Labor and Delivery

Pregnant woman taking gas and air in a birthing pool

The birth of your child is one of the most special times of your life. At Christiana Care, we have world-class delivery facilities available together with our expert staff who will be with you every step of the way to ensure a healthy and safe outcome for mother and child.

Christiana Hospital’s 16 private birthing rooms are designed for your comfort and support, so that you can labor and deliver in the same bed, without having to move to another room. Your health and the health of your newborn are our primary concern.

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Our Facilities

Our labor and delivery rooms are fully equipped with the most up-to-date obstetrical and fetal monitoring technology. Should the need arise, three operating suites for Cesarean delivery are located nearby, along with six post-anesthesia recovery rooms. Our Level III neonatal intensive care unit for newborns who need intensive medical care is also close by.

Our Services

When you are admitted to our hospital to deliver your baby you will receive a standard set of health screenings including:

  • Blood pressure, temperature, respiration and pulse.
  • Heart rate and contractions monitoring.
  • Blood and urine screenings for anemia and drug-exposure.
  • Sometimes additional blood tests are needed.

Upon delivery, your labor and delivery nurse will give you your baby to hold on your bare chest. This skin-to-skin contact assists in stabilizing your baby’s temperature and blood sugar, and represents the initial step in the bonding process. Our commitment to mother-baby bonding is among the factors that have earned us a Baby-Friendly™ designation by the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative—a global program of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

To learn more about our maternity services, call 302-733-3360. or Take a Tour.

Nemours & Christiana Care Advanced Delivery Program

Preparing to welcome a baby is an exciting time for expectant parents. But when a baby is diagnosed with a serious condition before birth, it can also become unpredictable and unsettling. That’s why Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and ChristianaCare, two of the most trusted names in health care, have teamed up to provide a state-of-the-art Advanced Delivery Program.

The program is for healthy expectant mothers whose unborn babies will require immediate and complex care after delivery. For more information, visit www.AdvancedDelivery.org.

Patient Stories

Overcome by sudden anxiety, new mom found help was there when she needed it

Overcome by sudden anxiety, new mom found help was there when she needed it

Postpartum depression and perinatal mood disorders can come out of nowehere and be terrifying to deal with. At Christiana Care's Center for Women's Emotional Wellness, moms find the support they need to regain control of their lives and be the mother...

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Bonding with baby is greatest breastfeeding benefit for Christiana Care nurse

Bonding with baby is greatest breastfeeding benefit for Christiana Care nurse

Before her pregnancy, Janet Machulski, RN, BSN, PCCN, a Heart & Vascular nurse at Christiana Care Health System, wasn’t sure if she would breastfeed when she had her first child. She knew she would come back to her full-time job and wondered how...

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