Pregnancy is a time of great joy, and a time when your expectations turn to doing what's best for your baby. For decades, pregnant women have entrusted their health care needs to our hospitals. Offering the most comprehensive maternity and newborn care in the Pacific Region, our hospitals have been synonymous with quality care for generations of Hawaii’s families.
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Kapiolani has been bringing babies into the world for more than a hundred years.
Kapiolani is the only hospital in the state with physicians (neonatologists) specializing in newborn care on-site 24-hours a day. No one can predict when a baby will be born. At Kapiolani, physicians are already here – to provide babies with immediate care at delivery if needed. No other facility provides this level of care.
Because Kapiolani provides the highest level of care for newborns, many Hawaii hospitals and physicians count on Kapiolani when babies requires more intensive care -- transferring more than 250 babies to Kapiolani every year. Sign up for a free maternity tour today and see why Kapiolani is the preferred choice on Oahu for women and their babies.
Maternity programs and services at Kapiolani include:
- Maternity Tour – FREE
- Positively Pregnant Class – FREE
- Maternity Pre-registration Online
- Prepared Childbirth Class
- Breastfeeding Class
- Infant Care Class (includes Breastfeeding and Infant CPR)
- Free Mom & Baby Care Guide
- Pregnancy Information Center
- Baby Kit
Kapiolani Childbirth Education Classes and Maternity Tours: 1-808-527-2588
Fetal Diagnostic Center & Genetic Counseling
As Hawaii's maternity specialty hospital, Kapiolani opened the Fetal Diagnostic Center in 1990. It is the state's first obstetrical center to provide comprehensive diagnostic services for pregnant women. Its staff is comprised of Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists (physicians with specialized training and experience in the care of pregnant women and their fetuses, including high-risk pregnancies), technologists, genetic counselors, and clinical nurses, all dedicated to helping women have the healthiest baby possible.
- Prenatal screening and diagnosis
- Genetic counseling and screening
- Antepartum fetal testing
- Consultation, treatment and management
- Information about tests
- Chorionic Villus sampling
- Pregnancy exposure consultation
- Gestational diabetes management – Sweeter Choice program
Kapiolani Fetal Diagnostic Center: 1-808-983-8559
For generations of Kauai’s families, Wilcox has been the trusted name in maternity and newborn care.
The expert staff of the Women and Infants' Health Unit at Wilcox supports the family through childbirth education, lactation consultation, labor management and newborn care.
At Wilcox, together with your physician or midwife, you will develop your ideal birth plan, based on your particular wishes. You decide if you want to use our epidural services and whether you have a strong preference for a physician-assisted delivery versus a certified nurse midwife-assisted delivery.
All Wilcox nurses are neo-natal resuscitation program (NRP) certified, S.T.A.B.L.E. program certified and Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified, providing peace of mind and ensuring a smooth and successful delivery of your baby.
Delivery and Recovery at Wilcox
Labor, delivery and recovery take place in one comfortable suite. Our private labor suites feature a birthing bed, television, stereo, and your own private bathroom with shower. Each suite has the latest birthing equipment needed — even for high-risk situations — with a surgical suite nearby for Cesarean birth. To enrich your experience, you will have a labor nurse to care for you throughout labor and delivery. Your infant will be banded with an I.D. band that matches yours immediately after delivery. Our dedicated professionals will provide skillful nursing care, blended with helpful suggestions, to get your relationship with your new baby off to a great start.
After delivery, you will stay in a private post-partum room with your baby. Rooming-in helps prepare you for your mothering role. By having your baby stay in your room, you will become familiar with your baby's personal rhythms and bond through touching and cuddling. You will also enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your new loved one is close at hand.
New mothers may receive a 24-hour follow-up call from a nurse to answer questions and provide support. A lactation consultant is available for those mothers who opt to breastfeed their baby and may require additional assistance.
New parents are treated to a complimentary "stork dinner" after delivery to celebrate their new arrival.
Wilcox Childbirth Education Classes and Maternity Tours: 1-808-245-1441 or Register Online