Heritage Valley Health System offers family-centered maternal/child health services at Heritage Valley Beaver. You are welcome to include members of your family in this special time. We offer complete support services throughout your maternity process to help you have a healthy pregnancy and to give your baby a healthy start in life. We care for each baby and family member with individual concern and strive to ensure that your pregnancy and birth experience meet your expectations.
Our Maternity Care
- Labor/delivery/recovery rooms (LDRs) designed for your safety and comfort
- A suite equipped for Caesarean births
- Postpartum rooms designed for your comfort
- A Level I nursery designed for your baby’s care, safety, and security. A Level II nursery for infants requiring special care. Private rooms are available for all maternity patients.
Our LDR and postpartum rooms offer a home-like atmosphere. Within seconds, your LDR bedroom suite converts into a fully-equipped delivery room. The room’s large, comfortable bed quickly changes to a birthing bed.
Relationships with Referral Hospitals
For infants who need special intensive care, our hospitals have excellent relationships with referral hospitals in Pittsburgh. When necessary, we work together to stabilize and transport infants.
Heritage Valley Beaver promotes breastfeeding for new mothers and infants. For information on Prenatal Breastfeeding, click here.
For prenatal and breastfeeding classes or support, click here.
Lactation Services Available
Many moms who start out breastfeeding may not have the support they need to reach their breastfeeding goals. We offer one-on-one consultations with our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Liz Leon. Liz is available by appointment at Heritage Valley Beaver or in our Heritage Valley Pediatrics Chippewa office.
Breastfeeding gives a baby the very best start in life with benefits that reach far into the future! Breastmilk is nature’s perfect first food, made especially for babies by providing all the vitamins, proteins and fats they need for the first 6 months. Breastmilk also provides powerful antibodies that fight off illnesses, builds babies’ immunities, and provides probiotics that aid in digestion and help to build a healthy digestive tract. Did you know that the composition of mother’s milk changes as baby grows?
Most moms make plenty of milk and breastfeeding should NOT hurt. Almost all mothers can breastfeed if given the right support, advice, encouragement and skilled assistance to help resolve any issues.
Meet our Lactation Consultant: My name is Liz and I am a mother of 4, a grandmother of 3 and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. I have been working with breastfeeding families for over 20 years and have been with Heritage Valley Pediatrics for the last 7 years. I see new babies on the Maternal Child Health Unit at Heritage Valley Beaver most mornings and I see outpatients at Heritage Valley Pediatrics most afternoons. I am happy to meet with anyone who may have questions or concerns about breastfeeding. I am here to educate you, encourage you, support you and help you reach your personal breastfeeding goals. To schedule an appointment, please call 724-773-6842.
For information about our physician groups, please click below.