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Perinatal (Zayed 8 East/West)

  • Comprehensive labor and delivery for normal and high-risk pregnancies
  • Perinatal unit for postpartum, antepartum and newborn care focusing on family support, prepared childbirth (birthing) and breastfeeding classes
  • Care is family centered and includes mother/baby couplets
Patient Population
  • Women and infants
  • High-risk referrals
  • Average length of stay: 2 to 3 days
Number of Beds
  • 8 labor and delivery rooms (LDR)
  • 2 extended care rooms
  • 6 triage rooms
  • 3 operating rooms/3-bed PACU
  • 35 ante/post partum beds
  • 36 newborn bassinets 
Nurse/Patient Ratio
  • Labor and Delivery: 1:1-2
  • Intra-operative: 1:1, 2:1
  • Postpartum and Antepartum: 1:3-4 mother/baby couplets; 1:5-6 antepartum patients
  • 12 hour permanent AM or PM
Skill Mix
  • Acuity based, modified primary nursing
  • Labor and Delivery: 80 % RN; 20 % clinical technicians
  • Postpartum, Antepartum: 70 % RN; 30 % clinical technicians
  • Newborn Nursery: 90 % RN, 10% clinical technicians

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Why I Choose GYN/OB Nursing

Rosemary Critzer

"Hopkins has it all. That's why I've been here for more than two decades. Between the emergency C-section for preterm multiple gestations, the transplant patient in high-risk labor and the joy of teaching a new mom how to feed her infant' there's never a dull moment."

—Rosemary Critzer, RN
Perinatal Unit

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