Meet Our Team
During your stay, you may meet several members of our multidisciplinary team. Our team of professionals will keep you updated on your plan of care throughout your stay in our unit.
- Nurse: You will have an RN specialized in obstetrics to care for you around the clock during your stay.
- Obstetrician: You already know your obstetrician, but if he or she is part of a group, you will meet the partners as well. Your Obstetrician will be your primary care provider, guiding your care, and will see you daily during your stay on our unit.
- Perinatologist (Maternal Fetal Medicine): These are obstetricians who have advanced training and experience in treating high risk pregnancies. Your obstetrician may ask one of our perinatologists for a consult on your situation, if needed.
- Neonatologist: Our neonatologists are hospital-based physicians specializing in the medical care of newborn infants, especially those who are sick or premature. These physicians practice in our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Our expert staff are prepared to treat any unexpected issues that may arise for babies born early or with congenital issues.
- Other physician consults: dependent on your clinical needs, your obstetrician may have a physician of another specialty come to see you if indicated.
- Case Manager: You will have a nurse case manager to coordinate a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, and advocacy for options and services to meet your individual health needs. If your baby is in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after birth, your Case Manager and Social Worker will continue to provide support to you and your family.
- Social Worker: You will receive a visit from a Social Worker, whose role is to assist patients with psychological, family, social, or financial concerns. He or she will make routine visits to our antepartum patients and can provide counseling, advice, direction, and resources for those in need.
- Pastoral/spiritual care: Our chaplains will provide pastoral counseling and resources for religious practice, grief support, ethical decision making and advance directives for all denominations. They provide compassionate, emotional, and spiritual support and believe that caring for the whole person (mind, body, and spirit) can play a positive role in the process of healing and rehabilitation.
- Registered Dietician: Our Registered Dieticians are health professionals who are experts in food and nutrition. Your dietician will assist you with making healthy dietary choices for you and your baby. He or she also provides consultation on a variety of nutrition related concerns or illnesses. Click here for more information about nutrition during pregnancy.
- Physical Therapist: Your physical therapist is a healthcare professional concerned with the prevention and management of movement disorders that can arise from various medical conditions and activity limitations. He or she will develop an exercise plan (under your physician's supervision) appropriate for your condition that will help you build flexibility, strength, and support.
- Massage Therapist: If your physician agrees that a bedside massage would be safe for you, we have a massage therapist who will come to your room to provide you with a neck and shoulder massage, hand massage, or foot massage.
- Lactation Consultant: Your lactation consultant is a healthcare professional specializing in lactation and breastfeeding. She can talk with you about your health status and its impact on breastfeeding. She can also answer any questions you may have about breastfeeding.