Maternity Services

Begin a New Life at J.C. Blair 

J.C. Blair Maternity Services offers six spacious labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum rooms designed for mother and baby to receive nursing care in the comfort and privacy of the same room. Our nursing staff is made up of highly skilled clinicians with experience in obstetric care. These caring, committed nurses are trained in mother-baby nursing to provide new mothers and babies with one-on-one, 24-hour specialized attention, which allows your baby to stay with you in your room. 
 
 
Services of the Department also include care before, during, and after cesarean sections; preterm labor care; and outpatient non-stress testing to monitor the fetal heart rate and pattern. A state-of-the-art infant security system provides peace of mind to new families. Obstetricians, pediatricians, and family practice physicians care for mothers and newborns in the Maternity Department. Click here to learn more about the care team at J.C. Blair. 
 
Prenatal Classes 
J.C. Blair Maternity Department offers Prenatal Classes for patients. Classes are usually from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Maternity Classroom at J.C. Blair. In these two sessions, expectant parents learn what to expect from labor and delivery; tour J.C. Blair’s birthing suites; and meet the nursing staff. Classes are recommended for women in their seventh month of pregnancy. The classes are free for any Healthy Beginnings program participant. For more information, contact Marissa Fouse at (814) 643-8839, or mfouse@jcblair.org
 
Breastfeeding Support Group   
J.C. Blair Maternity Department leads a monthly Breastfeeding Support Group, which meets monthly in J.C. Blair’s Maternity Classroom on the third floor of the Hospital. For more information, contact Marissa Fouse at (814) 643-8839, or mfouse@jcblair.org
Patient Testimonials
“Staff was great and was very nice, a special thank you to all the staff.” 
“Amazing staff in the Maternity Department!  Great service.” 
“The staff on the third floor were great.  They took the time to explain things to me and why.  The nurses were caring, helpful, pleasant and took time with me.  They were just great.  If I had to do my stay over again, I would want them to take care of me.”    
“Absolutely wonderful nursing staff!  Very friendly, helpful and caring.” 
“Maternity nurses are AMAZING!” 
“The staff in the Maternity ward exceeded my expectations.  They were GREAT!” 
“Maternity nurses are amazing - it was my third child and I absolutely love the staff.”  
 
Zika Virus 
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Zika Virus is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects, and has been linked with other problems in infants. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine or medicine to treat Zika. 
 
If you are pregnant, there are precautions you can take to protect yourself against Zika Virus:
  • Do not travel to areas with Zika. Some of these areas include Florida, The Bahamas, and Puerto Rico. For a complete list of areas with active Zika transmission, click here. (https://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/active-countries.html
  • If you plan to travel to any of these areas, talk to your healthcare provider about taking steps to protect yourself again Zika when you’re away. 
  • If your sex partner travels to an area with Zika, protect yourself fr’om getting Zika during sex. 
To learn more about Zika Virus, click here. (https://www.cdc.gov/zika/
 
General Information
Visiting Hours
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
 
Family Visiting Hours (father, grandparents, and siblings)
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
 

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1225 Warm Springs Ave.
Huntingdon, PA 16652
(814) 643-2290

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