You & Your Baby

Whether your first child or your third, Beebe Women's and Children's Health is here to help guide you on your journey to motherhood. As a Baby-Friendly Hospital, Beebe strives to put the mother and baby first every step of the way. From our prenatal education classes to allowing skin-to-skin contact immediately following birth, Beebe aims to provide the highest quality care. Our team of OB/GYNs provide well-rounded prenatal care at women's health clinics so that both mother and baby are healthy. Find an OB/GYN.

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Advanced Care. Close to Home.

Beebe Women's and Children's Health provides advanced care for babies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our Neonatal Nurse Practitioners have advanced education and certification in diagnosing and treating illnesses and clinical expertise in neonatal and newborn care. During your birthing experience at Beebe Healthcare, a pediatrician, nursing team, and this dedicated team of neonatal nurse practitioners will care for your baby following delivery. They will provide immediate medical care and stabilization for sick newborns.

 

Beebe Named Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware has recognized Beebe Healthcare with a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community. READ MORE.

 

Beebe is Baby-Friendly

Beebe is proud to have earned the designation as a Baby-Friendly™ Hospital, reflecting its commitment to the optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother-and-infant bonding. Beebe Healthcare is the first organization in Delaware to earn this international designation, launched as part of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in 1991 by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

 

Safe Sleep Certification

Beebe Healthcare has been recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a “Gold Safe Sleep Champion,” the highest designation, for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. Beebe Healthcare, a Cribs for Kids® partner, has been recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and for providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. READ MORE.

 

Prenatal Classes

During your pregnancy, our prenatal classes help parents prepare for the big day. Our teaching approach is tailored to the individual, to enable you to design your own learning path. And when your baby is born, we make sure that the big day takes place just as you want it—from the birthing method to your family's role in delivery. The choice is all yours. What better way is there to welcome your child into the world?

Beebe Offers Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes
The Women’s Health Breastfeeding Class is for expectant mothers. This class explains the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, the importance of breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact with newborns. Beebe’s Lactation Consultant Nancy Hastings, RN, IBCLC, gives tips on breastfeeding on cue, sleepless nights, signs of a good latch, adequate intake, and not overthinking it. Topics also include safe sleep environments for babies, colostrum collection for diabetic moms, and normal newborn behaviors. There is no charge for the class. RSVP for an upcoming class or schedule a tour of the family birth center, call (302) 645-3726.

 

Women's Resource Center

As part of Beebe's continued dedication to women's health, we offer a Women's Resource Center that gives information about our Beebe physicians, as well as about services in our local community for women and children. Are you new to the area and looking for a pediatrician? Check out the resource page for local information.

 
Zika Virus

The most serious threat linked to Zika is serious birth defects.  While it generally presents as a mild illness, there have been reports of serious birth defects to infants whose mother contracted the virus while pregnant.  Microcephaly is a condition in which a baby’s head is smaller than expected when compared to babies of the same sex and age, and other poor pregnancy outcomes in babies of mothers are now being linked to the virus.

As a result, the Division of Public Health (DPH) is focusing its messaging and awareness on preventing exposure to pregnant women and their partners. If you are pregnant and have traveled outside the country or believe you may have contracted the Zika virus, please talk to your physician as soon as possible.