Precious Beginnings

Precious Beginnings

Women's Health

Landmark's Maternity Care and Newborn Nursery Precious Beginnings blends the latest in maternity-care technology with warmth and personal attention focusing on the mother's wishes and needs, thereby providing a unique birth experience for each patient.

Single Room Maternity
At Landmark, we specialize in a single room maternity experience also known as LDRP or Labor/Delivery/Recovery/Postpartum care. The single-room maternity concept gives mothers the opportunity to experience all phases of birth in the same comfortable, homelike setting. Mothers and babies receive the best in maternity care in a warm and pleasant environment. The Women's Health staff are trained in all aspects of labor, delivery, postpartum, and nursery care, and are all certified in neonatal resuscitation. They follow national standards of care, as recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Family-Focused Learning
A special component of the birthing experience includes family-oriented programs. Our nursing staff helps you and your family learn about caring for the new little addition in your life. Maternity care on this unit educates and involves both parents and siblings.

Our Warm Atmosphere
You'll find our decor was designed with the new mom in mind. It provides a homelike atmosphere that is truly a departure from traditional maternity settings. All patients have their own private room with a private bathroom and shower. Each room is also equipped to provide comprehensive maternity care and support for you and your baby.

Our Nursery
Our nursery is a special place where your newborn will be cared for while you recover. We encourage rooming-in (your baby will stay with you for most of your hospital stay). However, if you should desire some rest and relaxation before going home, our nursery is a special place where your newborn will safe and comfortable. Our Code Alert Security System ensures your baby's protection at all times.

Even Once You're Home
The Women's Health staff, which includes an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and several certified lactation counselors, provides ongoing care and support even after you and your baby have gone home.

Our staff is available to you 24 hours a day by calling the unit at
(401) 769-4100, Ext. 2218.

To learn more about our single-room maternity LDRP concept, midwifery services, education classes, or to schedule a personalized tour, contact Precious Beginnings at (401) 769-4100, Ext. 2218.

For physician referral, call our Physician Referral Service at
1-888-769-FIND (3463).

Special Services by Women's Health

Education Programs
The Women's Health staff offers a variety of classes to help you prepare for the arrival of your baby. Programs are available to all women regardless of hospital of delivery. There is a small additional fee for those giving birth elsewhere.

Prepared Childbirth Class
A class is held one Saturday each month at the hospital, and is taught by certified childbirth educators.

Topics include:

  • An overview of labor
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • The role of the support person
  • Medications
  • Labor room procedures
  • Cesarean births
  • Basic infant care
  • Postpartum care
  • Tour of the maternity unit

Class size is limited. For information, please call
(401) 769-4100, Ext. 2218.

Healthy Newborns - Newborn Care Class
This two-hour class is offered for expectant parents.

Topics include:

  • Caring for newborns
  • General physical characteristics of newborns
  • Bathing and feeding techniques

Classes meet once per month. Attendees of the class will view a slide presentation and will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the program.

Breast Feeding Class
This course, taught by our lactation consultant, is offered for expectant mother interested in breastfeeding her baby. Spouses and coaches are also welcome. These classes explain proper techniques and nutritional information and address common feeding problems. Classes meet once per month. Call our unit at (401) 769-4100, Ext. 2218 for more information.