Special Care Maternity Program
The triplets' Mom spent two weeks in the Special Care Maternity Program at The Birthplace, along with other high-risk mothers who needed special observation during the last weeks of their pregnancies.
For these moms, there is no better place to be than The Birthplace in the Women's Care Center at Bridgeport Hospital. In fact, other hospitals, and doctors who deliver elsewhere, recommend that their high-risk patients come to Bridgeport Hospital because of our level of expertise. The perinatologists on staff at Bridgeport Hospital are experienced obstetricians specially trained to care for women with complications during pregnancy owing to medical problems, fetal complications, and various obstetrical conditions. They are available to assist your physician 24 hours a day during your pregnancy and delivery.
Bridgeport Hospital's Special Care Maternity Program supports high-risk patients when hospitalization is necessary for an extended period of time.
Special measures are taken to provide for your physical and psychological comfort during your stay:
- Ongoing education about the progress of your baby in the womb
- Special menu selections and snacks
- VCR and videos
- A goldfish and bowl to help with stress reduction.
- Headphones and relaxation tapes available
- Beautiful blank journal to use as a diary
- Chaplain and social work services