*To receive this special rate, please obtain a discount sticker from the Main Building concierge desk.
Types of Birth
|Births per Month||300|
*Reported by staff in December 2015; Georgetwon Hospital declined to submit their c-section rate to The LeapFrog Group
|Local Anesthetic Injection||✓|
|Sterile Water Injections||No|
Labor and Delivery Amenities
|Private LDR Rooms||5 Rooms|
|Toilets and Showers||All Rooms|
|Adjustable lights||All Rooms|
|Adjustable temperature||All Rooms|
|Jacuzzi Tub*||In 3 rooms|
|Squat Bar||Upon Request|
Visitation During Labor and Delivery
|Siblings allowed during labor||✓|
|Persons allowed in triage||Partner only|
|Persons allowed in LDR||Partner plus 2|
|Persons allowed during epidural insertion||Partner only|
|Persons allowed during c-section||Partner only|
Nurses can accommodate most safe birthing practices. Some alternative birthing practices may need to be approved by your midwife or doctor.
|Time Limit after PROM||Click to Add|
|Stalled Labor||Click to Add|
|Pushing time limit||Click to Add|
|Blood pressure cuff||Intermittent|
|Electronic Fetal Monitoring||Intermittent|
|Typical monitoring||40 off - 20 on|
|Laying down with stirrups||Most Common|
|Hands and knees||✓|
|Squat on bed||✓|
|Backward on bed||✓|
|Squat on floor||No|
Georgetown Hospital provides all routine newborn procedures. However, you can opt-out of any procedures and screenings, except the newborn exam, by signing a waiver.
If you have a strong desire about any newborn procedure, be sure you mention it when you arrive, and remind them again just before delivery.
Nurses give the baby his or her first bath in the LDR room shortly after delivery. If this is something you want to avoid, please mention it in your birth plan and again to the nurse after the baby is born.
|Cord Clamping||Can be delayed|
|Encourage immediate skin-to-skin||✓|
|Encourage first feeding in LDR room||✓|
|Delay procedures while mom and baby bond||✓|
|Vitamin K shot||✓|
|Vitamin K oral drops||Click to Add|
|Erythromycin eye ointment||✓|
|Metabolic screening test||✓|
|Hep B Vaccine||✓|
|Public cord blood collection||✓|
|Private cord blood collection||✓|
*Moms can take their placenta home with them the day of delivery. You are encouraged to bring a cooler and have your doula or other support person take it home and process it within a few hours of your birth.
All visitors must be healthy. Everyone must bring an ID and check in at the nursing station.
|Length of stay: Vaginal||2 nights|
|Length of stay: C-section||3 nights|
|Private postpartum recovery rooms||✓|
|Sleep-chair for partner||✓|
|Postpartum Partner visitation||Unlimited|
|Postpartm Family Visitation*||11:00 AM - 8:00 PM|
|Other vistors over 12 years old*||11:00 AM - 8:00 PM|
*Visitors are limited to 2, in addition to your primary labor support person/partner.
Nurses can help you get started with breastfeeding. A lactation consultant is available during the day to offer guidance and support.
|Certified Lactation Consultants||✓|
|Mom, baby, and partner have matching security bands||✓|
|Family Waiting Room||✓|