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Here are some tips and guidance for safe travels while you’re pregnant.
A healthy, well-balanced diet during pregnancy can also help to minimize some pregnancy symptoms such as nausea and constipation.
Regular exercise, with the approval of your physician or midwife, can often help to minimize the physical discomforts of pregnancy and help with the recovery after the baby is born.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), monkeypox, and a host of diseases can find their way into people from animals.
Certain medical conditions may complicate a pregnancy.
Certain symptoms should be reported to your physician immediately, during any stage of the pregnancy.
Welcome To The Stork’s Landing Maternity Center at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center
Babies don’t wait to come into the world. We’re right here to assist in their arrival 24 hours a day at The Stork’s Landing Maternity Center. Specially designed for growing families, our maternity center offers:
- Home-like postpartum rooms with private showers
- Decorative labor delivery and recovery suites with private Jacuzzi baths
- A family focused environment
- Level III Special Care Nursery under direction of board-certified neonatologist
- Board-certified obstetricians/gynecologists, pediatricians, family practitioners, and midwives
- Board-certified lactation consultants
- Neonatal resuscitation and CPR-certified nurses
- Board-certified anesthesiologists for epidural anesthesia 24-hours
- Courses for mom, dad and siblings, including infant/child CPR
For pre-registration please download the maternity admission form here.
Tour Our Maternity Facilities
You have to see our beautiful facility to really appreciate all that we have to offer. Tours are included with childbirth education classes. Expectant parents, siblings and grandparents can also make an appointment to tour without being enrolled in classes - Please e-mail Deborah.Teeter@hma.com or call (704) 660-4374 to leave a voice mail message.
Our Mission at The Stork's Landing
The mission of The Stork’s Landing is to provide our community and the visitors to our area comprehensive and integrated maternity care of the highest level, with compassion and respect for you and your family. We also strive to provide ongoing health education and to offer our resources to promote a health and wellness in the communities we serve.
The Stork’s Landing at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center recognizes these values as vital to our role in fulfilling this mission:
Commitment To Our Patients
- We recognize the unique physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of each individual person and family.
- We strive to extend the highest level of service and courtesy to each of our patients, their families, our visitors, and each other.
Commitment To Leadership in the Community
- We provide state-of-the-art health care services as a center of excellence.
- We are responsive to the needs of our community as served through evaluation of need, development and implementation of new programs, and the advancement of medical services.
- We engage in a wide range of continuing education and support the educational programs for professionals and our community.
Commitment To Excellence
- We strive to create an environment of teamwork and participation, dedicated to continuous quality improvement, in which our employees can pursue excellence, take pride in their work and the organization, and improve personal development.
- We believe that the quality of our human resources – employees, physicians, and volunteers – is the key to our continued success.
- We provide physicians with an environment that fosters high quality diagnosis and treatment, as well as professional and personal satisfaction.
Patient and Visitor Policies
To provide a safe and secure environment for you and your new baby, we ask you to limit your visitors. Two people are generally allowed in the labor-delivery room to support the laboring woman. Siblings of the new baby are welcome at any time, however, they must be accompanied by another adult other than the father/support person. For reasons of safety, siblings cannot spend the night in the hospital after the mother gives birth, and no other children under twelve can visit.
The Stork’s Landing understands that you may want to videotape your baby’s birth. Every attempt will be made to accommodate videotaping based on the following guidelines:
- Patient should discuss videotaping with her OB/GYN during office visits prior to coming into the hospital.
- Video cameras must be battery operated. The use of electrical cords may cause a potential safety hazard.
- When complications develop, the attending physician (if present) or the labor nurse in charge will approve or prohibit videotaping.
- Labor and Delivery: Videotaping during the labor process is permitted except during direct patient care procedures. You may not use tripods, third-party photographers, light sources not contained within the camera because they may interfere with ready access to the patient. During the delivery, the camera operator must be stationary at the head of the bed. Walking around the delivery room while using the camera may cause a potential safety hazard. The nurse decides if and when the support person/father may move from the head of the bed to the infant warmer.
- Cesarean section: During a cesarean delivery, to avoid contamination of the sterile field, the circulating nurse must escort the camera operator to and from the infant warmer. Pictures of operative procedures are not permitted. During a cesarean section, with physician approval, the drape may be lowered for taping the infant's delivery.
- Recovery Room: Videotaping will be permitted at the discretion of the nurse and confined to the patient care area.
Mother - Baby Nursing
We strive to provide you with comprehensive and integrated maternity care of the highest level, with compassion and respect for you and your family. We believe that mother-baby nursing promotes individualized, family-focused care and increases your self confidence in caring for a newborn. We believe that you will have more learning opportunities with this model of care and be better prepared to care for the needs of your baby.