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Overlook Medical Center: The Patient Experience
“I love Overlook and recommend it to everyone – especially labor and delivery.”
Overlook Hospital maternity patient
At Overlook Medical Center you’ll deliver your baby in a supportive, family-oriented environment, staffed by board-certified anesthesiologists, obstetricians, neonatologists, maternal-fetal specialists and nurse practitioners who are trained in the newest diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
In our patient rooms, you can enjoy all the comforts of home, plus the extra pampering new mothers deserve, such as massage, aromatherapy and soothing music. We provide tremendous flexibility in choosing how your baby will be delivered by offering you a wide variety of medically responsible birthing techniques, including hydrotherapy, water birth, birthing balls, peanut balls, squatting bars and birthing stools. Doula support is permitted if you have made private arrangements with a certified doula. Our staff will work with you to create a birthing plan that meets your specific needs.
We also offer gentle cesarean section, which uses a clear drape so that the parents can see the baby being born. After delivery, if the mother and baby are stable, they can remain together in the operating room and continue skin-to-skin bonding in the recovery room.
Women with high-risk pregnancies are referred to Atlantic Maternal-Fetal Medicine for evaluation and treatment. Overlook Medical is a Level III Intensive Perinatal Center. All labor beds are equipped with the most sophisticated technology available, including individual fetal monitors with a central monitoring station. Overlook Medical also has a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to provide advanced care to our smallest patients.