Books for Babies Program
At Southampton Hospital, every birth is special and our Maternity Center is designed to meet the individual needs of our mothers and their families. We welcome your partner or another person who is close to you to be present during your labor and delivery.
Labor and Delivery
Our family-centered setting with private labor/delivery rooms is designed to provide a supportive, comfortable and medically safe birthing environment. Each is equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring capabilities for mother and baby. Anesthesiologists with specialty training in obstetrics assist you with pain relief during and after childbirth. Our labor and delivery RNs have competency in fetal monitoring and all Maternity staff is competent in Neonatal Resuscitation. Should a Caesarian section be necessary, a dedicated, specially-equipped state-of-the-art operating suite is located within the Maternity Center.
Beautifully appointed private rooms with bathrooms, help you and your new baby become acquainted in a restful and quiet environment, while our highly trained nurses are ready to give you personalized attention and respond to your questions and concerns. Your room is also equipped with television and WiFi access. You may choose to have your baby with you 24 hours a day, or use our nursery at night. If you plan to breastfeed, our trained nurses can assist you with the latest techniques to help you and your baby get a healthy start.
The cheerful, state-of-the-art Nursery is monitored at all times by our nurses. Our security system assures round-the-clock safety for all babies.
Education and Support
Southampton Hospitals’ classes help expectant mothers and their families prepare for childbirth and childcare. Our free Beyond Delivery Orientation is a two-hour class that prepares moms for their hospital stay. Other classes include Lamaze Childbirth Preparation, Breastfeeding, Baby Care Basics, Baby Safe-Infant CPR, Sibling preparation class for children ages two and older, and VBAC education (vaginal birth after Caesarian)
Family and friends are welcome from 12 Noon to 8 pm. Fathers are welcome at all times. Child visitors under 10 years old must be the baby’s sibling and must have adult supervision.
Choosing an Obstetrician
When choosing your Obstetrician, make sure that your health insurance is accepted and that the office location will be convenient for you. If you have any specific ideas about your labor and delivery, discuss them in advance to make sure your doctor will be able to accommodate you.
Southampton Hospital welcomes the profession of Midwifery in our Maternity Center. If you are interested in working with a midwife during your pregnancy and delivery, discuss this option with your physician who will be able to advise you based on your individual health situation.
If you are planning to have a baby and would like to visit The Kathleen D. Allen Maternity Center, please call (631) 726-8630. Our professional staff will look forward to showing you around and answering your questions.