So You Can Deliver Your 5-Star Baby
Week by week, kick by kick, we’re here. At AdventHealth Manchester, formerly of Manchester Memorial Hospital, we know that every pregnancy — just like every mom — is different. That’s why our whole-person approach to maternity care includes all the 5-star, hotel-like amenities you want to ease body, mind, and spirit. From pre-pregnancy conception and prenatal care, to labor and delivery, to postpartum support and beyond, our board-certified obstetricians, neonatal and pediatric specialists, and specially trained nursing staff are here to offer you some of the best maternity care in Kentucky. You’re our guest, so let us treat you to the adventure of a lifetime.
So Let Us Focus on You
- Happy Mom. Healthy Baby.
Top-notch maternity care is what you expect. Let us provide you with everything you need in our leading birthing center. Because we know it's the little details that will make your day special and memorable. At AdventHealth Manchester, formerly Manchester Memorial Hospital, our Willowbrook Women’s Center has been designed exclusively with moms in mind. Our comforting birthing center amenities include:
- A Warm, Soothing Atmosphere
- Complimentary Postpartum In-Room Massage
- Concierge Services for You and Your Family
- Flat-Screen TVs and Free WiFi
- Flexible Visiting Hours
- Gourmet Meal for Two and Daily Snacks
- In-Room Sleepers
- Private In-Room Showers
- Spacious Beds Built for Bonding
- Special Birth Day Celebration With Cake and Balloons
- Your Time Meal Room Service
These are just a few of the ways we hope to treat you and your family like guests while you’re with us. Let your Birth Advocate explain these and all of our other services, schedule your appointments, and fully coordinate your maternity care.
- The Latest in Advanced Maternal-Fetal Care
Giving you that extra special treatment may be our specialty, but safety and innovation are always our top priority. At our Manchester Women’s Center, we’re prepared and equipped with all the latest advancements in maternity care including:
- Hugs® Infant and Mother Protection Security Technology — Keeping everyone safe in our ward
- Mobile Fetal Monitoring System — So you can move around while laboring
- TeleHealth Line — We bring the doctor to you when you're too far away
- Weekend ExpressCare Center — For non-emergency questions and concerns
- 3D and 4D Ultrasonic Imaging — To get to know your baby even before he or she is born
- A Variety of Pregnancy Education and Support Resources
When new parents are expecting, we know you’re doing all you can to prepare for this next adventure. You’ve checked out birthing books, downloaded baby apps, and pored through product reviews to find the right gear. But we also know that no matter how many parenting podcasts you’ve listened to, you still have lots of questions about your maternity care. Let Willowbrook Women’s Center fill in the gaps, with all the pregnancy educational and support resources you need to feel more prepared before, during, and after your baby arrives. Our offerings include:
- Breathe Free Smoking Cessation Program
- Certified Trained Instructors
- Childbirth Education Classes
- Clay County’s Only Annual Mommy and Baby Fair
- eFlash Parenting Newsletter
- Lactation Workshops
- Mental Health Screenings
- New Mother Support Group
- Welcoming Orientation for Parents, Partners, and Siblings
Lean on your Birth Advocate for more information about registration, pregnancy education and support programs, and on how to stay connected to our community of support. No matter what comes up, we’ll help you get ready for what’s to come.
- Screenings to Help You Prepare. Care for the Things You Don't Expect.
As an expectant mother, the joy and love you feel has no limits. But already, you’re starting to experience the concern of being a parent, too. For example, you may be worried about miscarriage, genetic disorders, or birth defects. At AdventHealth Manchester, you’ll get more clarity with our expert prenatal care. We’ll evaluate your health history and that of your family, highlighting any specific risks. You may undergo a screening or two. Then, we’ll offer information and insights so you can be as prepared, proactive, and informed as possible.
If you or your baby should ever need extra attention, our emergency-trained staff and neonatologists are on hand 24/7 with our Level II neonatal intensive care unit, transport services, and world-class medical team. Best of all, the AdventHealth network of care means you’re never far from the specialty maternal-fetal, neonatal, or pediatric services you expect under our care.
- The Best Obstetrics Care Starts with the Best Maternal Care
Even before you make the decision to have a baby, we want to provide you with the best resources and whole-person care possible. At our comprehensive Willowbrook Women’s Center, we have obstetric and gynecological care for women at any age, in any stage. You'll find us well-equipped with an expert team of OB/GYNs and other specialists, plus diagnostics, treatments, and information to help you stay in control and proactive about your wellness. We'll help you get and stay healthy so you can be the best mom you can be, should parenting be the path you choose.
- Helping You Find Solace in Grief
If the unexpected happens, know that we’re always there. At times of loss due to a miscarriage, stillbirth, or sudden infant death, lean on us for whatever you need. Our hospital chaplain is available 24/7 for prayer, counsel, and support. When you’re ready, your Birth Advocate will work to connect you with families who are facing the same challenges that you are. Let us help guide, heal, and nurture your spirits back to a more bright and reassuring future.
- Mommy and Baby Fair
Being a new mother is deeply rewarding, but it can also be deeply challenging. Every year, we hold the Mommy and Baby Fair — the only one in Clay County — to support you and your new arrival. New and expectant mothers can receive free health screenings and massages, participate in question-and-answer sessions, and enjoy refreshments, photo sessions, and shopping.
In addition, specialists from a number of community organizations will be available to answer questions, conduct free health screenings, and provide information on topics like nutrition, gestational diabetes, and more. Community groups in attendance typically include:
- HANDS (Health Access Nurturing Development Services)
- Helping Hand Adoption Agency
- Mission in Motion
- WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
- Willowbrook Women's Center
Physicians from our Pediatric Care will also be available to answer questions and provide information. We're here to guide and support you through this wonderful new journey, from prenatal and pregnancy care, to labor and deliver, to postpartum support and beyond.
For the New Love of Your Life
Welcoming a new baby is a wonderful — and sometimes overwhelming — experience. We’re here to help. Our multidisciplinary approach to care ensures you and your baby are fully supported before, during, and well after your labor and delivery. From advanced prenatal care to expert NICU specialists to the most compassionate pediatric teams, count on our network to care for you and your family from birth to beyond. You’ll be there for every step of your child’s care. So will we.