At the Johnson Memorial Hospital Maternity Care Center, we’ll treat your growing family like a part of ours. We want you to feel like you’re in the comfort of your own home, with all of the modern technology to insure a safe, healthy delivery.
Th PAVE appointment is a vital step to your delivery to make sure you’ve completed all necessary paperwork prior to birth.
The PAVE appointment allows all moms delivering at Johnson Memorial Health to meet with a Maternity Care Center nurse. During this appointment, you will sign and complete necessary paperwork, receive educational materials and have the opportunity to ask questions.
This visit is usually scheduled around your 34th week of pregnancy and should last between one and one and a half hours (less for experienced moms).
To schedule your PAVE appointment, when you reach your 34th week of pregnancy, please call the Maternity Care Center: 317.736.3450.
Our 10 private LDRP rooms offer you the comfort of your very own bedroom. When it comes time to deliver the baby, they convert into a state-of-the-art delivery room in a matter of seconds. An operating room also is available inside the Maternity Care Center for C-sections.
The rooms also feature:
Even though you likely won’t be staying with us long, we want to make sure you’re comfortable the entire time. A kitchenette is stocked with snacks and drinks 24/7, and we also offer room service. Breakfast is served from 6:30 until 10 a.m. and lunch and dinner are served from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.
In our nursery, the latest monitoring equipment will keep a close watch on your bundle of joy. A security system keeps all of our babies safe and sound in their cribs.
Our staff has many other pieces of special equipment including fetal monitoring and surveillance systems; infant care warmers and isolettes; infusion pumps; phototherapy equipment; hearing screeners; and oximetry equipment.
Educating yourself is the first step in preparing your family for the birth experience and beyond. Moms-to-be can register to attend a free program, Great Expectations, where you will meet health providers and other providers who serve women and children. You will learn about the birth experience and hospital environment when you deliver your new baby and be equipped with helpful resources.
Great Expectations is held quarterly at Johnson Memorial Health and coordinated by the hospital's maternity care center and the office of Johnson Memorial Women's Health Specialists.
The group is led by a certified lactation consultant who will help you find support on all aspects of breastfeeding and infant weight checks. You'll have a place to share your experiences and concerns with other moms.
While getting ready for delivery of your baby, we recommend you also learn how to properly prepare for the trip home. These partners provide free inspections on properly securing your child into their safety seats.