Education and Support
Good Samaritan Hospital is committed to supporting you and your family throughout your pregnancy and beyond. We offer a variety of education and support programs to help you prepare and care for your growing family.
Childbirth Education Classes
We offer a variety of classes to help you and your partner learn about labor and delivery, breastfeeding and baby care. We recommend that you start class in your sixth or seventh month of pregnancy.
Good Samaritan Hospital has International Board Certified Lactation Consultants on staff; all of whom are registered nurses. From classes and support groups to one-on-one breastfeeding and pumping support, we are dedicated to helping new moms and babies thrive. Learn More.
Child Car Seat Safety
The most important piece of baby equipment you will buy is a federally approved car safety seat. Infants are required to ride in a rear-facing car seat or car bed, depending on their weight, when they leave the hospital. The back seat is the safest place for babies. Proper installation is critical. Many infant seats come with a detachable base that stays strapped into the car when the carrier part is removed. Be sure the carrier always snaps firmly into place before driving.
Fidelity Health Care: Home Care To Help You Transition
Support doesn’t stop when you leave the hospital. Fidelity Health Care provides at-home support for you and your newborn. Registered nurses at Fidelity Health Care are trained in obstetrics and infant care. During their home visit, they will carefully assess you and your baby, and answer questions about caring for your newborn. Nurses will also show you how to detect early symptoms of health issues.
- Follow-up visits after delivery and hospital departure
- Follow-up visits for infants discharged from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- Phototherapy light setup (if ordered by a doctor for the treatment of jaundice)
Learn More About Fidelity Health Care
Learn About Childbirth
The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about childbirth. Learn about conditions, treatments, how to prepare for childbirth, and much more.
Content Updated: October 20, 2014