OBGYN - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Our goal for St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center’s family-centered OB GYN and maternity care is to obtain the best possible health outcomes for you and your family. We are committed to meeting your physical, emotional and spiritual needs throughout your pregnancy and delivery. Your mother-baby nurse will provide comprehensive women’s care services to meet your family's needs while respecting your cultural beliefs.
Our focus is to make your pregnancy and birth experience a joyous occasion. We strive to offer the best women’s health care possible through education, support and resources for your growing family. As a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, our mission is to create an environment of healing and compassion, to offer care to those in need and to provide a spirit of mutual respect while upholding our religious mission.
St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center is proud of the reputation that our Ob GYN staff has earned, and the exceptional quality of care they provide to every patient entrusted to us. Our physicians, nurses and support staff have decades of experience, knowledge, and unending compassion in providing you and your family with the finest women’s health care services on Long Island. From an intimate delivery experience to one-on-one nursing and support for new mothers and newborns, your well-being is our primary concern. We love what we do and it shows!
Comprehensive OBGYN Services
During your prenatal care you will be introduced to the wide range of services provided by St. Catherine’s Maternity Unit and staff:
- New Beginnings Informational Sessions - weekly tours of each section of our facility
- Prenatal and Postpartum Breast Feeding Support Classes
- Infant Care Classes
- Infant CPR Classes
- Postpartum Depression Support Group
From the time you check-in to the hospital for an evaluation or preparing for your delivery, you will be met with compassionate and caring nurses who will be at your side throughout labor and delivery. Additional resources available to new parents include:
- Recently renovated labor and delivery and postpartum units
- Private birthing room
- One-on-one nursing care
- On-site neonatology, available 24/7
- Level II NICU
- Anesthesiologist available 24/7
- On-site lactation consultant
Throughout labor, your nurses will assist you with pain management, meditation, and various birthing positions to achieve the desired birthing outcome.
After delivery, a lactation consultant is available to provide assistance with breastfeeding. Our support and guidance continues even after you leave the hospital, with our nurses and staff available to assist with any additional questions and concerns you have when you return home. Breast pumps are available to our patients.
Our neonatal intensive care unit is a Level 2, eight-bed unit. The NICU is equipped to care for newborns born at 30 weeks gestation and older. The on-call neonatologist is in-house 24/7. Our neonatal nurses are highly-skilled with extensive training and experience in providing compassionate care to newborns.
Recently renovated facilities: (insert hyperlink to video on renovated maternity unit on current website) Both the labor and delivery unit and postpartum unit were newly renovated in 2012. This upgrade enhanced our five-room labor and delivery unit, making them even more comfortable and inviting for birthing moms and their support. This renovation also increased the number of private rooms in our postpartum unit. There are also two operating rooms designated for deliveries only, and a separate recovery room for women who have undergone delivery via cesarean section. Each beautifully renovated room has its own bathroom and shower, making the postpartum experience much more comfortable and intimate.
Rooming-in for new mothers: Evidence shows that non-separation of mothers and newborns is the standard of care. Our new renovation has allowed for a family-centered model of care, supporting non-separation from delivery to discharge.
Baby-friendly hospital: St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center is on the pathway to becoming certified as a Baby-Friendly Hospital, a designation which was established by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Additional Postpartum Services:
- Infant Care and CPR classes for parents.
- Lactation Support class, which is facilitated by a registered nurse who is a certified breastfeeding counselor.
- Mothers' Circle of Hope: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Support Group (hyperlink to brochure) A postpartum support group for women who suffer from depression. This group can facilitate additional support from a great network of available providers who help assist in caring of the new mother and newborn. Please call (631) 870-3444 to register or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to our exemplary obstetrical services, we have highly skilled providers who provide top gynecological care to women of all ages. St. Catherine of Siena is equipped with the da Vinci robotic surgical system, allowing providers to perform complex surgeries using pinpoint precision and advanced techniques to improve patient outcomes in a minimally invasive fashion. Advanced laparoscopic techniques are also utilized to decrease in-hospital patient stays and improve recovery times. Medical issues such as pelvic pain, endometriosis, fibroids, heavy and irregular menses, and ovarian cysts are easily and efficiently managed by our compassionate and highly qualified providers.