Maternal and Child
There is so much to learn at this momentous time. There are many decisions to make, and the most important is selecting a physician and hospital that meets your individual needs. From early pregnancy to birth, we assist parents-to-be, every step of the way through a wide variety of services designed just for them. Our family at ECRMC is delighted to share the knowledge, tools and experience to help face “labor day” and “new parent” roles with confidence.
After confirmation of your pregnancy, your physician will take the first steps to ensure a healthy pregnancy by arranging for your prenatal care. Since fetal development begins even before most women realize they are pregnant, it is crucial prenatal care starts early. Our goal at ECRMC is to ensure women and newborns experience a successful pregnancy and childbirth. Through a careful evaluation of the expectant mother and her medical history, we will discover anything that could potentially affect her, the pregnancy and the baby. Antenatal care is all the care a woman receives during her pregnancy. We offer a variety of Antenatal care services for both low and high risk pregnancies.
- Observation and evaluation for maternal and fetal well-being
- Intravenous hydration
- Medication administration
- Limited OB sonograms
- NST (Non-Stress Test) – Used to monitor a developing baby’s heart rate over time
- Amniocentesis (Also referred to as AFT) – A medical procedure used in prenatal diagnosis for genetic abnormalities and fetal infections.
Want to share the good news with family and friends? You can with our interactive online nursery. The interactive service is available to all babies here at ECRMC. All your baby has to do is smile!
BIRTHING & BABIES
At ECRMC, we know prenatal education is part of a healthy pregnancy. There are many choices surrounding childbirth and education, and at times it can be daunting. With our FREE Birthing & Babies courses, we will prepare you, the expectant parent, for what to expect during pregnancy, how to prepare for labor and delivery and the transition to parenthood. Our caring staff consists of Nurses and certified childbirth educators.
As a new parent, you want the very best for your baby. When it comes to nutrition, your breast milk is the most nutritious source of food. What some new mothers don’t realize is that breastfeeding is a learned skill and doesn’t always come naturally. That’s where we can help. Our experienced nurses will answer all of your questions in a baby-friendly environment before and after delivery. More information is available by calling Lizeth Ramirez 760.370.8526.
A sick child is always a concern, and we provide comfort through the same dedication of skill and expertise that we provide for adults. We are committed to the highest quality patient care possible through proven methods and standards of quality and education. By promoting health education, we keep children happy and healthy even after they leave. Our healthcare team consists of doctors, nurses, social workers, educators and other professionals.
The pediatric department recently underwent a complete remodel with one goal in mind - to provide family-centered care. This care is standard in our pediatrics department, and we extend that service to infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
Receive a tour of our birthing center to learn where to go when your baby is ready. Tours are given during our child preparation class. Private tours are also available by appointment. Call 760.339.7330.
Our birthing center is located on the first floor of the hospital, northeast of the main entrance. If you enter from the North Entrance, proceed to the hallway past the information desk, turn right and make another right. The birthing center is located straight ahead. If you require assistance, please inquire at the information desk and one of our friendly staff members will walk you to center.