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.
Center for Mother and Baby Care
When you choose to deliver in our Center for Mother and 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, a whirlpool tub to ease labor discomfort, private family rooms after birth, 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.
Take a virtual tour of the Center for Mother and Baby Care
We want you to be prepared for your birthing experience here at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest. View the virtual tour so that you may become familiar with what you'll see when you arrive. If you know what to expect, you'll be able to focus on this very special lifetime experience.
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 40-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 a premature infant receiving care at one of six incubators inside Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital’s NICU now can check on their baby at any time. A new program called BabyCam allows families to view a private, live video stream of their child on the Internet. If your child is receiving a bath or a test, a card will let you know. The BabyCam program is funded by the Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust. BabyCam will be expanded to six additional cribs later in 2013.