The following is a profile of maternity hospitals and birth centers in Delaware County (Greater Philadelphia):
CROZER-CHESTER MEDICAL CENTER + DELAWARE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (CROZER-KEYSTONE HEALTH)
Crozer-Chester Medical Center Address:1 Medical Center Blvd, Chester, PA 19013 | View on Map
Delaware County Memorial Hospital Address: 501 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 | View on Map
“Each year, Crozer-Keystone welcomes more than 2,500 babies into the world. That’s more than any other hospital or health system in Delaware County. To serve the families of Delaware County, we provide two comprehensive maternity centers: on at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland and one at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill.
Crozer-Keystone’s midwives have helped more than 4,000 women deliver their babies safely and in a nurturing environment. Currently, the midwives deliver about 25 percent of all babies born at Delaware County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) in Drexel Hill, Pa.
For more information about our maternity services, or for a referral to a Crozer-Keystone physician or midwife, call 855-252-2243 or request an appointment online.”
Address: 1068 West Baltimore Pike Media, Pennsylvania 19063 | View on Map
“Riddle Hospital is set up with and Labor and Delivery Room (LDR) model where the patient and baby labor, deliver and stay in the same room. In addition to your obstetrician, a team of anesthesiologists, neonatologists, maternity and neonatal nurses, and pediatric specialists stand ready to work with you in identifying the best birthing options for you and your baby. We have lactation consultants at each of our hospitals; they will educate and assist in establishing breastfeeding and provide ongoing support after you are discharged.”
Address: 918 County Line Rd Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 | View on Map
“The first licensed birth center in Pennsylvania, ours is one of the oldest continually operational birth centers in the United States. The Birth Center at LWC was established in 1978 to fill a community need for more personal, family-centered care for women in childbirth and throughout their lives. We have served tens of thousands of families and become both a hub and an advocate for a long-term, relationship-based approach to healthcare. Since 1978, we have delivered more than 10,000 babies, providing the highest level of personal care to women and their families throughout the greater Philadelphia region.
Throughout labor and birth, our expert, compassionate team monitors both mother and baby and provides all support and care needed by the laboring mother. We also partner with experienced OB/GYN and pediatric physicians, who are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, should any issues arise. We also work collaboratively with two nearby hospitals, Delaware County Memorial Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital (we are located directly across the street from Bryn Mawr Hospital), with immediate access to care in the event of an emergency or when transfer is needed. When a client needs to transfer to the hospital, LWC midwives continue to be actively involved in our clients’ care. LWC midwives are credentialed providers and in most circumstances will continue to provide care to clients in the hospital.”