COVID-19 and Pregnancy - An Update for our Patients
We would like to take this opportunity to update you about your maternity care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and assure you that our dedicated team of expert nurses, physicians and midwives are committed to providing safe and effective care to every patient who walks through our doors.
To schedule a Labor and Delivery tour at Trident or Summerville Medical Center, please call (843) 797-3463.
Trident Medical Center (TMC) has updated, refreshed and restyled the nine birthing suites in Women’s and Children’s Services. “They are absolutely beautiful,” says Deona Ryan, director of Women’s and Children’s Services. “They have a very soft feel, and we’ve provided everything possible to make everyone’s experience comfortable. The patients who have delivered in them have loved them.”
The new look includes elegantly tiled sinks with waterfall faucets. Each room includes either a shower or whirlpool tub, which can help with relaxation during labor and offset discomfort during contractions. The hardwood floors have been refinished as well.
A mother typically will stay in her birthing suite throughout the labor and delivery process and spend an hour or two there afterward with her baby. To help promote bonding, the birthing suites have new overhead lighting systems that can be softened to promote skin-to-skin bonding between mother and newborn, giving the child the best start possible.
In addition to the birthing suite improvements, Women’s and Children’s Services made over its two operating rooms for labor and delivery. “We made them bigger, brighter and more beautiful,” says Ryan.
Equipment updates for the birthing and surgical suites include new Panda® Warmers, which keep newborns content as they are being checked and cared for by the medical team.