LABOR & DELIVERY
The gift of motherhood is the most precious gift that a woman can receive. At Mena Regional Health System, we offer the best maternal care for our region. We have a staff made up of doctors and nurses who specialize in the care of Women and Newborns. All of the nursing staff and pediatrician staff are NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation) Certified.
Our staff is committed to offer the newborns of our community the best start on life’s journey. A 24 hour newborn care nursery with state of the art infant security is provided for your convenience.
BIRTHING & POST PARTUM
We offer a warm home like atmosphere with a family oriented philosophy. Each Birthing Room is designed so that you labor, deliver, and recover in the same room. Our birthing rooms are beautifully decorated to provide a comfortable atmosphere. Although each room combines the look and feel of home, all of the necessary medical and emergency support are readily available. We want all of our patients to be as comfortable as possible during their stay. We have state of the art birthing beds that allow for position of comfort during labor and delivery. If you were to need a cesarean section, Mena Regional encourages the fathers or labor coach to share the birth experience. With the physician’s approval, the father is welcome to join you in the C-Section Suite to offer you support, reassurance and to be with your new baby in the precious first moments of life. After your C-Section, you will go to our Post-Partum Rooms and be cared for by our professional caring staff, just as you would if you had a routine delivery.
Your privacy is important to us. We respect the wishes of our patients. The nursing staff creates an individualized plan of care for you. Your family is important to us, so we offer visiting whenever the patient permits. Signs for the door are available to let the family know when would be a good time for visiting. We offer all of our patients private rooms with private bathrooms at Mena Regional Health System.
Our staff is available for lactation nursing as well. Social and dietary services are also available. We also offer bimonthly Prepared Childbirth Classes free of charge to our patients. The class schedule is every other month beginning in January. Call Women’s Center to register. 479-394-6100 x6401.
We encourage you to contact us in advance of your delivery so that we can help answer any of your questions you may have and make and suggestions on what to do to be prepared. We offer tours of Women’s Services at your convenience. We also offer a Pre-Induction and Pre-Cesarean Section Teaching program. Through this program, you come in prior to your induction or cesarean section and all of your consents are signed and teaching occurs. We answer any questions that you might have at this time.
Child Birth Classes: Offered bi-monthly. Please call Women’s Services, 479-394-6100 x6401 for more information and scheduling.
The department also performs gynecological surgeries. For more information, please call us direct at 479-243-2409 or contact the department manager by Clicking Here.