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.
We welcome you to take a photo tour of our facilities.
Valet parking is available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. After hours, parking is available directly in parking decks conveniently located near the main hospital entrance.
Enter the hospital through the main entrance. Here, you will find an information desk and helpful security officers who will direct you to the Fred Jaindl Family Pavilion.
Along the left side of the corridor, entering the Fred Jaindl Family Pavilion, you will pass the Health Spectrum Pharmacy. The pharmacy provides over-the-counter and prescription medications, as well as breastfeeding supplies including breast pump rentals.
Fresh flowers, baby clothes, hats and blankets, and birth announcements are available for purchase in this gift shop.
This is the entrance to the secured Labor/Delivery area. Pick up the phone and you will be welcomed into Labor/Delivery.
When you enter the Labor/Delivery area, you will be greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable staff.
The Labor/Delivery suites are just down the hall. In addition to your OB doctor/midwife, you will be cared for by an experienced nursing team.
Dad/birth partner may stay to support you in the Labor/Delivery area during your entire stay. Family and friends may wait outside the Labor/Delivery area.
You will labor and birth your baby in the Labor/Delivery suites, and stay there for about a two-hour recovery time after delivery.
Congratulations on your new baby! After recovery, you will be transferred from the Labor/Delivery suites to the Mother/Baby Unit for the remainder of your stay where family and friends may visit you and your new baby. Remember, rest is the most important part of your recovery!
If your pregnancy is a high-risk pregnancy, you may receive care on the Perinatal Unit. The Perinatal Unit is staffed by doctors who specialize in high-risk pregnancies—maternal fetal medicine specialists—who will coordinate your care with your health care provider.
Should your baby require special care, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is here to care for your new baby.
Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest is the area’s highest-level neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with neonatologists, pediatric surgeons, and neonatal nurse practitioners.
Our team of specialists cares for the most critically ill newborns and premature babies, as well as their families during this time.
Welcome to the secured entrance of the Mother Baby Unit, where you will stay after the birth of your baby. You will need to use the phone to gain access to the unit.
In the Mother Baby Unit, you will be cared for by an experienced nursing team. You and your baby’s health care provider will visit you daily during your stay on the Mother Baby Unit. Our food service team will provide meals to the new mom from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guest trays are also available for purchase for dads/birth partners.
Dad/birth partner may stay in your room to assist with you and your new baby’s care. We encourage you to keep your baby with you in your room to promote bonding and caring for your new baby.
It’s almost time to go home. An educational session to assist getting you and your baby ready to go home is provided during your stay on the Mother Baby Unit. Usual discharge time is 10:00 a.m. on day of going home.
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.