Mother & Newborn
Personalized care for new mothers and newborns
When your new arrival is on the way, count on us at Doctors Hospital of Manteca for personalized care in a comfortable, family-friendly setting. We offer:
- Birthing and labor/delivery/recovery suites — Doctors Hospital of Manteca was one of the first in the area to offer this family-centered approach to childbirth
- Services provided by a dedicated team of physicians and nurses specializing in care for mothers and babies
- Education programs and classes about childbirth and caring for newborns
- The option for dad to stay with mom
- A “Golden Hour” following delivery reserved for the new mother, baby and a support person for skin-to-skin bonding time and breastfeeding support
- Flexible visiting hours for family members and friends
To learn more about our services for mothers and newborns, or to find a physician, please call (800) 470-7229. Or find a maternity specialist with our Find A Physician tool
Here at Doctors Hospital of Manteca, patient experience and safety are our number one priorities. With that in mind, we have a new, less invasive method of pain management available to you during labor called Nitrous Oxide. Laughing Gas, as it is more commonly known, can help reduce the anxiety and pain associated with labor without untoward effects on length of labor or the safety of your baby.
Our decision to provide Nitrous Oxide is based on results of a 2006 “Listening to Women” survey, which indicates patients want more options for pain management during labor. You spoke, we listened. Nitrous Oxide, which is delivered via a facemask and breathing circuit, is entirely controlled by the laboring woman. Patients may administer as much or as little gas as is necessary to reduce or eliminate pain and anxiety. Because the gas is metabolized in the lungs and wears off very quickly, it is safe to administer through the second stage of labor (pushing and birth) and beyond. Use of Nitrous Oxide does not preclude a patient from receiving IV narcotics or regional anesthesia (epidural) if so desired.
Our Perinatal Services team would be happy to answer any questions you may have about Nitrous Oxide. Please feel free to contact the Labor Unit at 209-239-8387.