New Life Unit
At our New Life Unit we believe that the birth of a child is one of life's
most precious miracles. Our goal is to enhance this experience and make
it a very memorable occasion. The New Life Unit at Meadville Medical Center
brings new technology, safety, and comfort to growing families. Even before
entering the New Life Unit for the birthing experience, area women are
receiving excellent gynecological and prenatal care from an expanded staff
of physician specialists. When the time arrives, patients and their families
find a safe and comfortable environment in the New Life Unit with LDRP
(labor, delivery, recovery, post-partum) suites fully equipped with the
latest birthing techniques including a central fetal monitoring system.
Family-centered maternity care is basic to our philosophy, and because
of this we offer programs to all family members in the hope of preparing
everyone for the new arrival.
The New Life Unit is designed to provide a safe, homelike atmosphere where
families can participate as little or as much as they like in the birth
of their child. Our LDRP (labor, delivery, recovery, and post-partum)
rooms enhance the birth experience, allowing for complete privacy and
making it possible for Moms to stay in the same room throughout the entire
All expectant mothers are admitted to a private suite known as an LDRP
where they labor, deliver, recover, and complete their stay in the same
room. This service provides greater opportunities for family togetherness,
early infant bonding and patient convenience all in a safe home-like atmosphere.
Our special childbearing rooms are equipped to handle the entire vaginal
birth experience and all forms of pain relief including continuous labor
epidurals. Fetal monitoring, infant resuscitation, and mobile radiant
infant warmers to stabilize the newborn's temperature after birth
are provided in each suite.
Each LDRP is furnished with a birthing bed, pull-out bed for fathers/significant
others, bassinet, rocking chair, bathroom, phone, T.V., and most of all
privacy so that the new brothers, sisters, and grandparents can greet
the new baby in this pleasant environment shortly after delivery.
For emergency Cesarean births, a delivery/ Cesarean room is available within
our Labor Delivery-Recovery area.
The following information explains some of the procedures and services
of the New Life Unit to help prepare you for your stay, and to supplement
the instructions your doctor will provide. Please communicate with us
anytime. Registered nurses with special training in maternity care are
available to answer your questions. Just call (814) 333-LIFE.