Lehigh Valley Health Network offers a level of pregnancy care you won't find anywhere else in the region. We have doctors who are leaders in their fields, and you’ll also have the advantages of the most advanced care available, including 24-hour access to maternal fetal medicine specialists and the region’s highest-level neonatal intensive care unit.
Patient safety and security is a priority at Lehigh Valley Health Network. To promote patient safety and security in this unit, an approved visitor pass is required for all visitors and family members who wish to enter the unit to visit a child. Approved visitor passes are obtained at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest’s main entrance welcome desk. Directions to the correct unit and room will be given when the visitor pass is provided.
Center for Mother Baby Care
When you choose to deliver in our Center for Mother Baby Care at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, you’ll have access to a team of highly skilled health care providers, maternal fetal medicine specialists and the region’s highest-level neonatal intensive care unit. You’ll also find amenities such as free valet parking, sleep chairs for your partner and advanced security for you and your baby. Caregivers provide education for mothers to assist them with their transition to home.
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If you have a high-risk pregnancy that requires specialized care or 24-hour bed rest, you may visit the perinatal unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest. This unit cares for moms who need to be hospitalized during their pregnancies. We offer the most advanced level of testing, care and expertise during pregnancy not available at other regional hospitals; in fact, hospitals throughout the region refer mothers to us for care. Our staff will answer your questions, explain your options and work with you to reach the best outcomes possible for you and your baby.
Neonatal intensive care unit
The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is a 44-bed nursery where babies requiring special or intensive care are admitted and receive care. The NICU care team includes specially educated physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and physical/occupational therapists.
Parents who have an infant receiving care inside Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit now can check on their baby at any time. A program called BabyCam allows families to view a private, live video stream of their child on the Internet. If your child is away receiving a bath or a test, a card will let you know. The BabyCam program was launched through funding by the Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust and was expanded thanks to several public and private donations.