The Maternal Child Flight at DGMC provides inpatient obstetrical services for childbearing women and their newborns. The flight consists of two elements: Labor and Delivery and Mother Baby Unit.
We provide antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum obstetrical and newborn nursing care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our flight is staffed with active duty and civilian registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, medical technicians and ward clerks. A lactation consultant is available for inpatient assistance and outpatient referrals Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. Both units are secured areas and located in the center of Level 4 (4th floor) of DGMC. Our unit averages 500 deliveries and triages/evaluates 1,800 obstetrical outpatients annually.
Our Mission: To Deliver Compassionate and High Quality Patient Care to Childbearing Women and their Newborns.
Labor and Delivery:
The L&D unit is a specialty care unit, providing comprehensive obstetrical services for routine and high-risk pregnant patients by obstetricians, family physicians, residents and midwives. DGMC delivers pregnant patients who are 36 weeks gestation or greater. The L&D unit encompasses four labor, delivery and recovery rooms for childbirth.
Each room has a private bathroom with shower, television, and fold-out chair for the support person. In addition, the unit offers two outpatient triage rooms, two operating rooms for cesarean sections, and two antepartum testing beds. The antepartum testing unit is collocated with L&D and provides fetal surveillance to high-risk pregnant patients. Hours of operation for antepartum testing are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mother Baby Unit:
Shortly after delivery, both mom and baby will be transferred from L&D to the Mother Baby Unit. This is where you and your new family will spend the rest of your hospital stay with us. The MBU is a 12-bed unit with a "rooming in" environment for mom and baby. One support person can stay overnight during hospitalization. No children are authorized to stay overnight.
DGMC is a Level I Nursery, providing basic neonatal care. Specialized treatment such as intravenous fluids, antibiotics, oxygen therapy (limited timeframe), laboratory testing, and radiology for newborns are available. Your baby will be followed by either a Pediatrician or Family Practice provider based on mother's empanelment.
The Maternal Child Flight also offers childbirth and breastfeeding classes to prepare you for delivery. For more information, please call (707) 423-3920 for specific class dates.