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.
4D Ultrasound: Now you don’t have to wait until delivery day to see your baby’s first photo. This incredible 4D technology will allow you to see if your baby has momma’s smile or daddy’s nose! Schedule an appointment with our radiology department, and for just $100 you can see these amazing images of your precious one and receive a disk of still photos for additional prints or to e-mail. There is no radiologist interpretation with this promotion. Must be paid at time of procedure.
Call 479-243-2214 for more information.
Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system for the examination of breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used as a screening tool to detect early breast cancer in women experiencing no symptoms and to detect and diagnose breast disease in women experiencing symptoms such as a lump, pain or nipple discharge. To schedule your appointment, contact the radiology department at 479-243-2214.
BONE DENSITY USING QCT
Bone Densitometry (QCT) is performed here at Mena Regional using our CT scanner. This gives more accurate results than bone density with DEXA, which is standard in most imaging facilities. The scanning time of QCT is about 15 minutes, whereas DEXA is closer to 30 minutes. QCT measures the inner (trabeculae) of the bone, which is the first area to be changed by Osteoporosis, giving more accurate results of changing bone density. We suggest having these scheduled with your Mammogram appointment as an easy way to ensure both studies are done yearly. If you are at risk for Osteoporosis, insurance and Medicare may allow one per year, so there may be little, if any, out of pocket expense. Osteoporosis is a manageable disease with the current medications. Ask your doctor to schedule your exam today.
Call us for more information. 479-243-2214 or 479-243-2209
The department also performs gynecological surgeries.
For more information, please call us direct at 479-243-2409 or contact the department manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.