Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
1540 Maple Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
- (716) 568-3753
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Welcome to Suburban Maternity Services
We have some important tips for expecting moms to make this special experience the best:
- Expectant moms can preadmit to the hospital online.
- Important Note: When coming in to the hospital, please bring photo ID and insurance card.
Childbirth Education Classes - PDF
- The Labor & Delivery unit has nine private birthing rooms with showers and iPod docks.
- Upon admission to Labor & Delivery, four visitor passes are given for the expectant mom's partner and visitors of choice during labor.
- After delivery is the "Golden Hour." This is a special time for baby and parents. Skin to skin contact for both formula and breast fed babies is promoted. The Golden Hour is for mom and dad or the main support person only.
- The Mother Baby Unit is family-centered.
Rooming in with your baby - PDF
The Prenatal Testing Center at Millard Fillmore Suburban offers a full range of pregnancy-related testing. The focus of the unit is outpatient consultation, ultrasound, fetal surveillance and limited perinatal procedures. The staff is comprised of a Board Certified OB/GYN physician, a medical secretary and an ultrasonographer.
Services available include:
- Routine OB Ultrasound
- Cervical Length
- Non-stress Testing
- Biophysical Profile
- Doppler Ultrasound (umbilical artery, middle cerebral artery and uterine arteries)
- 3-D and 4-D capability for fetal images
- Nuchal Fold Translucency
Prenatal Testing Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Prior to birth, educational classes on childbirth, breastfeeding, birthing basics, baby basics, sibling classes and more are offered. Please visit www.Buffalobaby.org.
The Labor and Delivery Unit of Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital delivers over 2,500 babies annually. The unit is staffed by midwives, attending physicians and anesthesiologist providing 24-hour coverage. Experienced Obstetrical RNs care for mothers in labor as well as provide outpatient triage of pregnant women.
The Mother-Baby Unit is a 20-room unit with private rooms offered to all patients. Semi-privates are also available, upon request. A neonatal nurse practitioner is on duty 24 hours a day for stabilization of the newborn. Following birth, education classes are offered daily for bathing and lactation, with lactation services available 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. All of the nurses on the Mother Baby Unit are specially trained in lactation to meet the new mom’s needs day or night. Support and guidance for bottle-feeding mothers and their newborns are also offered.
Much has been written about the health benefits a child receives from breastfeeding. Lower incidents of gastro-intestinal problems, ear infections, some childhood cancers, as well as higher IQ are just a few that are attributed to breast milk.
Studies have also indicated that breastfeeding can reduce the mother's risk of premenopausal breast cancer, ovarian cancer and osteoporosis.
Breastfeeding is a natural process, however most women need assistance and guidance in order to be successful. At Millard Fillmore Suburban, an expert staff does just that. Lactation Consultants are dedicated to helping mothers successfully breastfeed and bond with their infants. They are registered nurses who are available on the mother-baby unit 12 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Through the childbirth education department a prenatal breastfeeding class is offered that familiarizes the expectant parents with the process of milk production, the benefits of breastfeeding and the feeding and behavioral patterns of the breastfed newborn. For registration, refer to www.Buffalobaby.org.
Newborns that require neonatal care include, but are not limited to, infants born prematurely, born with low birth weight (intrauterine growth retardation) or born with congenital malformations (birth defects).
A specially trained neonatal nurse practitioner is on duty at Millard Fillmore Suburban 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide the specialized support these infants need.
Up to 80 percent of women experience the "baby blues" within two weeks of delivery. Symptoms can include crying, sadness, worry or fatigue. This is quite normal and usually resolves itself. If it doesn’t, it is important to get help and support as soon as possible.
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital provides a postpartum depression support group from 7 to 8 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month in the Cancer Care Conference Room. If a mother experiences severe depression, please contact a physician immediately.
Additional Depression Contacts:
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital (716) 568-3628/6653
ECMC (716) 898-3465
Crisis Services (716) 834-3131 (24-hour hotline)