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Maternity

Maternity

The MV Hospital Maternity Department has a strong focus on family-centered care. Every effort is made to have the baby with its family as much as possible during their hospital stay.

At the heart of the Maternity Department are its three LDRP rooms – spaces designed for labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum care. In most cases, these inviting rooms become a family’s home for the entire duration of the birth experience.


Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is currently working to achieve accreditation as a Baby Friendly Hospital.

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The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program that was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The BFHI recognizes birthing facilities who implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes. In addition, the BFHI helps hospitals equip all mothers with the information, confidence and skills required to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies or feed formula safely.

For more information, please visit www.babyfriendlyusa.org

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