Mother & Baby
Raleigh General Hospital is very proud of our Women's & Children's services. Utilizing the most up-to-date practices, our facility adheres to best practices endorsed by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), as well as the Association of Women's Health Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Practices such as Kangaroo Care are evidence based initiatives that can result in a healthier baby and assist with the all-important Mother/Baby bonding.
1710 Harper Road
Beckley, WV 25801
Labor and Delivery
The Labor and Delivery department has an 8-bed LDR, 2 triage rooms and two OR suites. While childbirth usually occurs with little problems, complications can occur quickly and emergency intervention is immediately required. In order to rapidly respond to any complication, our L&D suite is staffed with an OB physician, nurse midwife and anesthesia coverage on a 24 hour basis, which allows medical issues to be addressed immediately. Our capabilities often allows women who have had C Section deliveries in the past to consider vaginal deliveries (VBAC) that may otherwise be ill advised. In fact, Raleigh General Hospital is the only hospital in southern West Virginia that provides this service. In addition, our staff is certified in fetal monitoring, Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP), and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Our Women's, Infant's, and Children's Division provides care from birth to adulthood. Our services include obstetrics, gynecology, newborn, pediatrics and med-surg.
In addition, our facility and the Obstetrics providers believe that elective C-Sections or elective inductions should not routinely occur. It is proven that babies allowed to develop through the entire 40 week gestation period are healthier than those who are delivered before then.
Our OBGYN team includes:
- OB physician
- Family Medicine Providers
- Registered nurses
- Nurse Midwife
- Lactation Consultants
During your birth experience, enjoy:
- Spacious delivery rooms with sleeper chairs
- Natural childbirth alternatives
- Level I Nursery
- Family centered-care
- Gourmet meal after delivery
In case your baby arrives early, we suggest packing for your hospital stay at least three weeks before your due date. While the list of items needed vary from woman to woman, we suggest:
- Comfortable nightgowns
- Toiletries such as shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, lip balm, hair brush, hair ties, blow dryer etc.
- Robe and slippers, socks
- Going-home outfit (loose fitting)
- Phone and charger
- Important phone numbers
- Insurance card
- Reading material or things to pass time with
- Receiving Blanket
- Going-home outfit
- Car seat
For Support Person
- Insurance information and numbers
- Phone numbers and email addresses of family/friends
- Extra change of clothes
- Toiletry kit
Newborn Nursery is a level I nursery, which cares for well newborns. Level I nurseries are capable of the following:
Our Intermediate Care Nursery consists of four beds that provides care for gestational ages 34 weeks and above that may need help with respiratory support. Staff maintains certifications in Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) and STABLE.
Newborn Channel Now
Having a baby is exciting, but it can also come with some questions. That's why we provide the Newborn Baby channel, where you can find video resources to get ready for your new addition to the family.
Our Mother/Baby wing consist of 30 beds where we provide care to the ante-partum, postpartum, gynecological, med-surgical and the pediatric populations, in a family-centered environment
Our staff maintains certifications in Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support
We also have a Certified Lactation consultant in-house, Monday through Friday, on a consulting basis that supports our breastfeeding mothers
We recently initiated Quiet Time, from 2PM-4PM daily. During this time, mother and baby will be provided with an enhanced quiet environment, free from routine interruptions. Routine visiting during this time in discouraged, to allow for the mother and baby to bond and learn about each other
If you have further questions about our services please contact the Director at 304-256-4051. You may also call this number for a tour of our Women's and Children's floor or to sign up for our pre-natal classes.