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Why You Should Choose the Bronson BirthPlace – Battle CreekWhat makes the Bronson Birthplace – Battle Creek Calhoun County’s most preferred hospital for maternity care?• Online web nursery available • A high tech security systemkeeps you and your baby safe • As part of the BronsonHealthcare system, Bronson Battle Creek is connected to the region’s only children’s hospital and Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit• Expert, caring doctors, nurse midwives and specially-trained nurses give exceptional care• Specially-trained nurses give you and your baby around- the-clock attention• Certified Safe Sleep Hospital• Baby Friendly Hospital• Rooms are private and largeenough to invite the people you want to share your birth experience with• Furniture folds out for a loved one to rest or stay the night• Meals are made to order at anytime of the day or night• Gowns are designed to make iteasy to breastfeedFor additional information, visit bronsonhealth.com/birthplace-bbc.Confidence comes with knowledgeHaving your baby at theBronson BirthPlace – Battle CreekWith more than 750 deliveries each year, Bronson Battle Creek is Calhoun County’s most preferred hospital for maternity care. As a Baby Friendly Hospital, the hospital protects, promotes and supports moms who breastfeed. The hospital is also Safe Sleep Certified, which means it is equipped, and the staff is trained, in promoting safe sleep practices to help reduce infant-related sleep deaths.Bringing your baby into a stress-free worldSmall touches may seem minor at first. But it’s the little things that help bring your baby into the world as relaxed as possible. From all private rooms with whirlpool tubs to help soothe and relax, to freshly-made meals, gowns designed for easy breastfeeding, and even an online nursery photo album, the Bronson BirthPlace – Battle Creek has all the amenities to make you feel comfortable and at-ease during your stay.Peace of mind that your baby will receive specialized careMost babies are born healthy. If there is a challenge, Bronson’s team is ready. As a part of the Bronson Healthcare system, Bronson Battle Creek is connected to the region’s only children’s hospital and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). If your baby is born requiring additional care at Bronson Children’s Hospital, he or she will be transported by Bronson’s neonatal ambulance, ensur- ing your newborn gets the skilled care needed even before arriving to the NICU.Bronson lactation consultant, Liz, discusses the benefits of breastfeeding to Nuam.It’s comforting to know that as a patient at Bronson, you’ll be equipped with the right tools to become the best parent possible.Most expectant moms, espe- cially first-time moms, have many questions about their pregnancies and how to care for their new bundle of joy. At your first officevisit, you’ll receive the guidebook “Your Childbirth Experience.” It features all kinds of great information about having a baby, what you can expect during pregnancy and delivery, and a directory of community resources.Before and after giving birth, taking childbirth and family-centered education classes will help you and every member of your family learn skills to help gain confidence caring for the new baby.And while you’re in the hospital, Bronson lactation consultants will guide you, step-by-step, through breastfeeding. There are so many benefits to breastfeeding for both mother and baby. Look for additional assistance from the Bronson Breastfeeding Center; also a great resource for breast pumps and other nursing products.Immediately after giving birth, the BirthPlace staff encourages skin-to-skin care, also known as kangaroo care. Whether it’s after a vaginal or C-section birth, this technique is used for babies who are premature or critically ill, as well as healthy newborns. Skin-to-skin care not only creates a bond between baby and mom, and baby and dad, but provides other benefits as well.We understand there is so much to know about having a baby! Another great educational resource is the Newborn Channel on bronsonhealth.com. Transcripts for videos on this site are available in English and Spanish.Curious about the Bronson BirthPlace – Battle Creek? You can check it out prior to having your baby. Just go to bronsonhealth.com/classes to sign up for a free tour.Meghan and her husband, Rolland, recently had twin babies, Camryn and Raligh, at the Bronson BirthPlace – Battle Creek.Meghan says “I think it’s a great atmosphere. When you feel safe here, you feel supported here, it’s been awesome. We had an amazing experience with Bronson staff and nurses and cannot say enough positive things about the experiences that we’ve had since we’ve been here.”HEALTH ISSUE I SCENE 4309 17


































































































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