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Birth Day Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion calls on expert resources to ensure your beautiful bundle arrives safely Have a Happy Although more than 100,000 babies have been born at the Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion (GWP) at Gwinnett Medical Center–Lawrenceville, the staff still treats each birth as a unique and truly special event. With an unmatched level of experience, the staff of Ob-Gyns and other physicians, nurses, and specialists will set the mother-to-be at ease, providing the assistance needed during pregnancy, birth and recovery. DURING LABOR AND DELIVERY The labor and delivery unit at the Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion features the latest technology, birthing balls and Jacuzzi tubs. “We want you to feel at home,” says Cathie Brazell, director of Women’s and Children’s Services. “Each of our 19 private birthing suites has a warm, comfortable and calming feel so that the parents and family can enjoy a highly personalized birth experience and have peace of mind.” Cesarean birthing suites are also in GWP, along with eight triage rooms and three dedicated surgical suites. “We are also proud to offer a safe, welcoming environment for women who desire a vaginal birth after a prior cesarean birth,” Brazell adds. HELPING MOTHER AND BABY Once the baby is born, recovery begins in one of GWP’s 35 private rooms or two private suites. “We encourage you to have your new baby room in with you,” says GWP’s Susan Boekel, R.D., L.D., IBCLC, a board-certified lactation consultant. “Not only does this help to establish breastfeeding, it also promotes bonding between the newborn and the family. In addition, we have quiet time every afternoon when the staff is instructed not to interrupt mom and baby unless absolutely necessary.” With four board-certified lactation consultants, the Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion is dedicated to providing the highest-quality information and assistance to get breastfeeding off to a good start. “In addition to help while mom is in the hospital,” Boekel says, “we offer prenatal breastfeeding classes to cover the basics, breastfeeding consultations by phone once mom is home, and referrals for excellent outpatient breastfeeding assistance.” There’s a Class for That The Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion offers a range of classes: preparation before pregnancy, what to expect each trimester, newborn care, sibling preparation and car seat safety. Discounted fees are available for parents who schedule multiple classes. To learn more or to register, call 678-312-5000 or visit WHEN THINGS DON’T GO AS PLANNED The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion is a level III unit that provides highly specialized intensive care for nearly 1,000 critically ill and premature newborns every year. 52 Vim & Vigor · SUM M ER 2 012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Summer 2012 - Gwinnett Medical Center

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2012 - Gwinnett Medical Center
Phil’s Feature
Good as New
With Open Hearts
The Breakfast Club
Arthritis Answers
A TV Guide to Radiology
Take Aim
It Might NOT Be Cancer
Colin Firth
Step Up to the Plate
Life After Cancer
Get Dad to the Doc
Virtual Health
PrimeTime Health
Half the Man He Was
Have a Happy Birth Day
Out of the White Coat
Transforming Healthcare

Vim & Vigor - Summer 2012 - Gwinnett Medical Center