Maternity care in a home-like setting
When you choose to have your baby at Saint Agnes Hospital of Baltimore, you benefit from our unique, family-centered approach to maternity care and maternity services. Our labor and delivery rooms are warm, welcoming and inviting for your entire family. In most cases, you’ll labor, deliver and recover in the same room, so you can enjoy a comfortable environment and avoid unnecessary stress.
Peace of mind should complications arise
Our highly trained team offers comfort, support and education every step of the way, not to mention some of the most comprehensive obstetric and newborn services in Baltimore. Our advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and OB Rapid Response Team are ready to handle any situation—24/7. Should an emergency arise or complications occur, no hospital is better equipped to ensure the safety of you and your child.
The Maternity Center offers educational programs, maternity support and a commitment to caring for all women regardless of social status, ethnic origin, religion or inability to pay.
Various topics offered. Classes presented as a two week series or a four week series, one day intensive or weekend package at the Hospital. Childbirth refresher, Cesarean Birth and Childbirth on Bedrest classes are also offered. Each class offers with it a tour of the Birthing Center. Separate tours are also available. (English and Spanish).
For dates, times, cost and to register call 1-866-690-9355.
Those registered for Childbirth Education classes at the hospital will attend a tour with an instructor. All others may call 1-866-690-9355 to schedule a free tour of the birthing center. (English & Spanish)
Healthy Eating for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Moms
A dietician helps with healthy choices before, during and after pregnancy.
Natural Family Planning
Is for couples looking for a natural means to avoid or achieve pregnancy. It is safe, effective and low-cost. Trained and certified instructors teach a woman to observe her body's fertile signs (including basal body temperature, cervical changes and cervical mucus pattern). Natural family planning is tailored to the individual woman's cycle. It works for women with regular or irregular cycles. It also works for women who are breastfeeding or going through pre-menopause. NFP involves no chemicals, drugs, or devices, and it is completely safe and as effective as other methods. This highly reliable method promotes independence for couples who wish to take charge of their own fertility and family planning decisions .
Enjoy the ultimate feeling of being pampered for one hour by a certified massage therapist to help you relax and prepare you for birth. A Doctor's note granting permission is required.
Treat yourself to a one hour postnatal massage designed just for you, the new mom. Our certified nurse massage therapists will assist the new mother in adjusting to a non-pregnant body. Relax while we work on those muscles stressed by the pregnancy, labor and delivery. Cost for the one hour session in your post partum room is $85. Doctor’s note giving permission is required.
Children ages 3 to 8 tour the nursery and learn about home safety for their soon to arrive siblings.
Happiest Baby on the Block
Based on the highly effective approach pioneered by child development specialist Harvey Karp, M.D., in his best-selling book and DVD, this class teaches parents how to soothe their baby quickly using techniques such as the “Calming Reflex,” the “5 S’s” and the “Cuddle Cure.” Parents are encouraged to bring their baby to this class.
Family & Friends CPR
This 2 1/2 hour course teaches parents and family members skills in one-rescuer CPR for infants, children and adults, which includes, identification and management of choking and prevention of the most common accidents. There will be an AED demonstration. Friends and Family booklet will be provided. No card will be issued. Fees Associated.
Infant and Child CPR for Teens
Prepares babysitters ages 11 and older to take care of children safely. Cost is $28. Call for dates and times. Registration is required.
Lactation Services: breastfeeding support for mom & baby
Breastfeeding or nursing can be a positive experience and create a powerful bond between mother and baby. Lactation Services at Saint Agnes Hospital of Baltimore offers breastfeeding support, guidance and education—so you can decide what’s best for you and baby.
Answers to your breastfeeding questions
Our team of caring, supportive experts can help you with these and other common breastfeeding questions:
- Why should I breastfeed?
- When is the best time to start nursing my baby?
- How do I know my baby is getting enough to eat?
- How long should my baby nurse?
- What can I do about sore nipples?
- Should my baby have a supplement?
- When can I start pumping?
- Where can I rent or buy a breast pump?
Breastfeeding support and education
We offer a variety of services to help you learn the best breastfeeding techniques, along with counseling and guidance. Services include:
- Prenatal breast assessment
- Prenatal counseling and support
- Postpartum counseling and support
- Postpartum assistance
- Telephone counseling
- Breast pump information and sales
Questions about breastfeeding? Call Saint Agnes today to speak with a Certified Lactation Consultant in Maryland. All calls are confidential. One of our consultants will respond within 24 hours. Call 410-368-2624.
For more information on the Women's & Children's Health Institute at Saint Agnes Hospital you can reach us at 1-866-690-9355. To find a physician click here.