Bringing a new baby into the world is a joyful time for a family. Caring for Women wants to make sure you have the care you need through every step of your pregnancy, and that your childbirth experience is as warm and wonderful as it can be.
We offer complete pre-natal and post-partum care, including midwifery, physician care, breast feeding support and education programs. We also offer a full range of diagnostics and testing, including ultrasound equipment, with access to 3D and even 4D images of your unborn baby.
At Caring for Women you can choose either an obstetrician or midwife for your care, and when it comes time for your delivery BEFORE MAY 31,2018, you will have access to a full-range of birthing and comfort options at the Lakes Region General Hospital Family Birthplace.
As of May 31, 2018, labor and delivery services will no longer be available at Lakes Region General Hospital, but Caring for Women will continue to provide the majority of prenatal care and visits locally, including lab tests, ultrasound tests, prenatal education, lactation services, postpartum care and more. Deliveries will take place at Concord Hospital as we are coordinating labor and delivery services with Concord to ensure there is a seamless transition of care for all our pregnant patients.
FAQs regarding Family Birthplace closure & Caring for Women
After your baby is born, LRGHealthcare network pediatricians are available to provide top quality pediatric care for your new baby at Laconia Clinic Pediatrics (prior to March 30, 2018), Caring for Kids in Belmont and Westside Healthcare in Franklin. And if you have a question or problem, those same doctors are available to you and your baby 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.
Prenatal Care—What You Need to Know
Prenatal care is an important part of a healthy pregnancy. Whether you choose an obstetrician or nurse-midwife, prenatal care is the key to monitoring your health and your baby's health.
Your First Visit
As soon as you think you're pregnant, schedule your first prenatal appointment. You might want to include your spouse or partner in the appointment as well.
Your health care provider will ask many questions; including details about your menstrual cycle, use of contraceptives, past pregnancies, and allergies and/ or other medical conditions. Bring a list of any prescription or over-the-counter medications you're taking. Share any family history of congenital abnormalities or genetic diseases.
Your Due Date
Establishing your due date early in pregnancy allows your health care provider to monitor your baby's growth as accurately as possible.
Lab & Screening Tests
Prenatal tests can give you valuable information about your baby's health. Your health care provider may order an ultrasound, blood tests or other screening tests to detect fetal abnormalities.
Your health care provider will discuss the importance of good nutrition, prenatal vitamins, exercise and other lifestyle issues, such as stress and smoking. If you smoke, ask your health care provider for suggestions to help you quit.
LRGHealthcare Family Birthplace (closing May 31, 2018)
If you're having a baby, it is comforting to know the healthcare provider and hospital you have chosen offers a safe, comfortable delivery and excellent care for you and your baby. At Caring for Women and LRGHealthcare we understand every birthing experience is different, and every experience is special.
Your birth experience at LRGHealthcare’s Family Birthplace is all about choice. We offer new moms a variety of options, so whether you are choosing between a physician or a midwife, labor techniques, pain relief options, positions for delivery, visiting schedules, or breast or bottle feeding, we support you in whatever choice and let you decide your own birth experience.
Our Exceptional Staff
The personalized care each mother and child receives from our dedicated, professional providers and staff makes the birth experience at LRGHealthcare unique.
The Birthing Center
Having a child is a family experience, and our labor, delivery and recovery suites are all private rooms, and the warm, friendly environment combined with the most-advanced technology will give you a pleasant birthing experience.
Because we offer privacy, fathers, partners, children and family members are all welcome to be involved; each room is equipped with a comfortable chair/bed allowing your support person to stay with you after the delivery of your baby. Childbirth is a special experience, and LRGHealthcare Family Birthplace is here to make sure it is everything you want it to be.
Services Available to assist you before, during and after pregnancy: