The following healthcare services focus specifically on the care and treatment of women before and during their pregnancy, at childbirth and during the period of recuperation following childbirth. As an expectant mom, you will have many questions and concerns during your pregnancy. These questions and concerns will change as you progress. Our mission is to provide the very best care for you and your baby. We feel it is extremely important to also keep you well educated and informed. Our “Prenatal Packet”, as listed below, is a compilation of things you may encounter during this very special time. Please take the time to open each document early in your pregnancy, and refer back to the applicable documents when and if the need arises.
Labor & Delivery
- Doula Information Below:
- How to Recognize Labor
- Lactation Education Resources
- Breastfeeding Support | Birth and baby | Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center (aahs.org)
- Call the AAMC Breastfeeding WARMline: 443-481-6977. (A lactation consultant should call you back within 24 hours)
Cord Blood Banking
Cord blood banking is the once-in-a lifetime opportunity for parents to save the stem cells found in the blood of their newborn’s umbilical cord. The preservation of these stem cells, which are different from embryonic stem cells, allows families the benefit of having them available for existing or future medical treatments. Cord blood banking is completely safe for both the mother and the newborn since cord blood is collected after the baby is born and after the umbilical cord has been clamped and cut. Cord blood banking allows you to store your newborn’s cord blood stem cells specifically for your family, making them available immediately should your family ever need them. This service is provided by cord blood banks which charge a fee for collection, processing, and storage in which you retain ownership of your newborn’s stem cells. Research has shown that transplants with related cord blood stem cells have double the survival rates as compared with unrelated (publically donated) cord blood stem cells.
When deciding what is best for you and your family, it is important to know about all of your cord blood banking options. These sites provide valuable information on the benefits of collecting and storing stem cells from your cord blood. The links to ViaCord, Cord Blood Registry listed below, will help explain why this simple procedure could protect the health of your child and other family members.
Cbr – Cord Blood Registry
Links to Other Information
- Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center | Luminis Health (aahs.org)
- List of prenatal classes at Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center
- Proper use of seatbelts during pregnancy
- Link to a list of Mental Health Resources