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    The Family Birth Center

    The Family Birth Center at Highland Community Hospital provides a family-centered option for your childbirth experience in Pearl River County.

    When you choose to have your baby at Highland Community Hospital, you can be assured that you're choosing a relaxing and calming atmosphere with the most skilled physicians and staff, right here at home.

    Labor and Delivery Suites

    • Private labor and delivery rooms with birthing beds, surgical suites and a recovery room.
    • Labor, delivery and recovery occur in the same room for your comfort and ease of transition.
    • We welcome birthing coaches, and they may stay with you throughout labor and delivery.

    What to Bring

    Labor Items:
    lip balm, lotion and

    hard candy

    Personal Items: two

    nightgowns, robe, slippers,

    deodorant, toothbrush,

    toothpaste, shampoo,

    support bras, panties and

    your "going home"outfit.

    Baby Items: baby blanket,

    federally approved rear-

    facing car seat, baby

    book and baby outfit

    (Remember that

    nightgowns are difficult

    to manage in a car seat)

    Postpartum Rooms

    • Postpartum rooms create a soothing atmosphere with all the comforts of home. The unit includes larger rooms to encourage family bonding, as well as allow the staff to continue providing family-centered patient care.
    • At The Family Birth Center, we care for infants and their mothers together. This is "couplet" care, and it enhances bonding between the mother, baby and the family.
    • Postpartum is the time when your family begins to bond, and it is a time for you and your newborn to stabilize after delivery. During postpartum, you may experience a range of emotions due to changes which occur following childbirth. Rest is important during the postpartum period, and our staff is here 24/7 to accommodate your needs during this time.
    • The Family Birth Center staff will also help you with breastfeeding(link) techniques, and other aspects of your newborn's care such as holding, feeding, bathing and dressing.

    For more information about our services, call Forrest Health OnCall at 1-800-844-4445 between the hours of 3-8 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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