Thousands of expectant eastern Kentucky families have chosen Pikeville Medical Center for their childbirth experience and it’s easy to see why. Since labor and delivery patients first were admitted in 1971, PMC has grown to become one of the largest, most progressive medical centers in the region.
The highly trained staff includes both obstetrical and nursing specialists. They are trained to use the latest techniques to make new mothers as comfortable as possible. Just as important, they are skilled listeners trained to focus on the unique needs of individual families. The staff is a valuable resource on topics ranging from pain management to newborn care.
PMC has birthing suites for women in labor, allowing the mother to labor, deliver and recover in one quiet, comfortable room. All suites are attractive and fully equipped with a telephone, television and private bathroom.
After baby arrives, parents have a choice to where he/she will spend the majority of time. Some parents prefer that baby remain in the nursery and is brought to mom at regular feeding times. Others prefer rooming in, a practice of keeping baby in mother’s room. The baby is cared for by its parents, with nursing assistance.
In the newborn nursery, baby spends the first few hours of life getting warm under an infant warmer until his/her body temperature is stabilized. Then baby gets the first bath, has a hearing test and is ready to visit with mom and family. In addition, baby wears a sensor that is part of an infant security system at PMC.
911 Bypass Road
Pikeville, Ky 41501