Labor and Delivery
Banner Estrella Medical Center's highly skilled, compassionate staff in our Women and Infants Services department provides expertise and experience in caring for some of the most complex pregnancies and deliveries.
Labor and Delivery Rooms
Women experiencing labor, first enter a special triage area where their stage of labor is assessed by highly experienced and caring staff. Laboring mothers are moved into one of 11 Labor and Delivery Rooms (LDR) or into one of two operating suites available for Cesarean deliveries or other medical emergencies. A well-baby nursery and a continuing care nursery are in the middle of the department for infants who need specialized care.
Banner Estrella utilizes an intelligent OB information system, which uses electronic medical records to provide physicians and nurses with improved monitoring and care documentation, as well as customized care guidelines. This system has been proven to prevent medical errors and to provide more comprehensive care for mothers and babies.
Following delivery, mothers and babies will be taken together to a private room with flexible visiting hours so families can share in the happy occasion. At this time, a security monitor will be placed on your baby. These tamper-proof security bands are placed on each child at birth and are not removed until discharge. We also use a state-of-the-art security system with Closed Circuit Television.
Our 24 private suites are large enough to accommodate mother, baby and family. Rooms include a couch that folds into a bed for mom's support person, as well as flat-screen televisions with Internet access, HD television and free movies.
You will have the opportunity to watch programs about infant care and will also receive individual instruction from the family-centered care nursing staff, as well as written discharge instructions. Our goal is to teach you the information you need so you're comfortable caring for your newborn.
Every baby receives a hearing test to identify possible hearing problems to make sure each child has the best opportunity for normal development. This is a non-invasive procedure that detects potential hearing difficulties so that early intervention can occur.
Banner Estrella encourages mothers who want to breastfeed to utilize our two IBCLC-accredited nurses who act as lactation consultants seven days a week. Our lactation consultants can provide individual instruction to those mothers having difficulty with breast-feeding, as well as provide follow up consultations as needed.
For more information on our Women and Infants Services department, call (602) 230-CARE (2273).