South County Health Women & Newborn Care
South County Hospital's Women & Newborn Care Unit, located in Washington (South) County, offers you the highest quality maternity care in an environment designed with your privacy and comfort in mind. Our expert board-certified obstetricians and highly experienced midwives and labor and delivery nurses provide a comfortable, family-centered experience.
Your baby's birth should be a singular experience. For the whole family.
Compassionate, personalized care
Our comfortable, private suites for your labor, delivery and postpartum recovery include on-suite bathrooms. Your room is furnished to allow a loved one to spend the night, and share our signature Stork Meal. For a tour, call 401 788-1225.
Keeping you and your baby safe
The Center for Women's Health--Obstetrics & Gynecology physicians and midwives have more than 100 years combined experience.
Our Women & Newborn Care Unit offers you state of the art, private labor-deliver-recovery-postpartum suites and is staffed by experienced, caring obstetrical nurses. An experienced obstetrical nurse stays with you through labor and delivery.
Maternity services at South County Hospital in Rhode Island have a long tradition of excellence:
- First in Rhode Island to earn the prestigious Baby-Friendly designation from The World Health Organization. Hospitals are awarded the Baby-Friendly™ designation only after a rigorous, independent evaluation -- one more reason you can be assured that you are choosing a hospital that's dedicated to the best care for you and your baby.
- Ranked among top hospitals nationally for maternity practices in infant nutrition and care by the Centers for Disease Control
- Named a 2015 and 2016 America's Best Hospital for Obstetrics by Women's Choice Award
Our Lactation Services include consultations with certified lactation consultants, classes, and an information line at 401 788-1226.
Having a neonatal nurse practitioner by your side
South County Hospital has six neonatal nurse practitioners from Women & Infants Hospital on the care team. A neonatal nurse is a nursing specialist who focuses on the monitoring and care of premature or ill newborns. Our neonatal nurse practitioners have been trained and certified by the State Board of Nursing and have the experience to keep your newborn safe and healthy.
Annually, 40,000 low-birth-weight infants are born in the United States. The survival rate for these children is increased tenfold when under the care and supervision of a neonatal nurse practitioner. At South County Hospital, our neonatal nurses practitioners work closely with parents and staff members to ensure that all needs are met. They are available to consult with you about any questions you might have about your baby’s health.
Our Women & Newborn Care Unit neonatal nurses are certified through the American Academy of Pediatrics and are NRP certified (newborn resuscitation program).