The Women’s & Family Centers often feature family-centered care and offer all-inclusive labor/delivery/recovery/post-partum (LDRP) suites. Centers should include the following features.
- LDRP suites
- Delivery room for cesarean births
- Post-partum/gynecology beds
- Advanced fetal monitoring
- Secured unit for you and your baby’s safety
The birthing partner will usually have the option of rooming-in with mother and baby. As well, you and your partner should be treated to a celebration meal as well as a new baby care package.
These centers often have strict visitors with generally two visitors and the father per patient able to visit the new mother and baby at any one time. In some instances, visitation hours can be modified at the family’s request. These centers can also offer a wide variety of maternity education classes for expectant parents and their families.
Because women and family centers are such intimate places, you can generally ask to tour the floor before deciding to become a patient.
One in eight women have a chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime. Mammography may detect a lump before it can be felt. Screening mammograms may be self-referred.
Other breast care services should include self-examination instructions, screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasound procedures, breast surgery and breast reconstruction.
Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. Some of the risk factors associated with osteoporosis include older age, gender (women have a greater risk), race (Caucasian and Asian women are more likely to develop), small bone structure, thin women, early or normal menopause and family history. QCT Bone Densitometry is a diagnostic exam designed to determine the extent of bone mineralization or osteoporosis. Ask your physician if bone densitometry may be of help to your health.
Women and family centers should provide loving care from skilled physicians and nurses. A special section may be exclusively devoted to those who are not pregnant. Here you can receive advanced diagnostic, surgical and specialized services for your gynecological needs throughout your lifetime.