Antepartum Care Unit

Sometimes, pregnancy complications will require complete bed rest and close monitoring of both the mother and baby. 

Bed rest is most often assigned due to common pregnancy complications such as pre-term labor, pregnancy-induced hypertension or being pregnant with multiple babies.

Regardless of the reasons, bed rest is still a struggle.

For moms-to-be, it means putting everything aside as you protect your health and the health of your unborn baby.

EvergreenHealth's antepartum program helps by providing a comfortable, nurturing and homelike place where your bed rest care plan is tailored around what works for you and your family.


Comfort and Care

Each room becomes a cozy patient condo, where you can bring in family photos, your own pillows and other personal comfort items.

There’s an entertainment center, a daybed for overnight guests and plenty of storage space.

There's even a washer and dryer so you can wear your own clothing, because simply not wearing a hospital gown can make you feel better.

Care is delivered according to your rhythms, not some arbitrary hospital schedule. If you’re not an early riser, you won’t be awakened for medications and breakfast at 7 a.m.

If you want some private time, we’ll post a note on the door so staff won’t barge in without calling first.

Both mom and baby are monitored by EvergreenHealth’s perinatologists – specialists in maternal-fetal medicine. Other members of your care team include:

  • Your OB/GYN
  • Maternal-fetal medicine specialists
  • Nurses trained in antepartum care
  • Ultrasound sonographers
  • Genetic counselors
  • Nutritionists
  • Diabetes educators
  • Childbirth educators
  • Social workers

If you are expecting twins, triplets or more, our Multiples Program will help you prepare for the practical and emotional realities of having more than one baby.


Delivery

At EvergreenHealth, pregnancy complications that put you on bed rest don't automatically dictate a Cesarean delivery.

If a natural birth is your wish, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Should a Cesarean be necessary, we have dedicated C-section operating rooms at the ready.

Should your baby need extra care after birth, know that our Level 3 neonatal intensive care nursery is able to provide the highest level of care available for babies as tiny as 24 weeks – the gestational age of viability.