Obstetrics-gynecology (OB/GYN)

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Delivery at Mount Nittany Medical Center
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COVID-19 testing for labor & delivery patients

Overview

Welcoming a new baby into the world is a wonderful experience for a family, and family-centered maternity care is encouraged at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Deliveries, during which the spouse or another support person may participate, are conducted in private, home-like birthing rooms. Afterwards, mother/baby nursing care and rooming-in allow the baby to be cared for in one of 11 private postpartum rooms.

We even provide a unique celebratory birth day dinner with tablecloth service, presented by  Nutrition and Culinary Services. This gourmet meal is served at lunch or dinner time, with restaurant-style amenities.

From the moment you register to the day you drive home, Mount Nittany Medical Center is committed to making the delivery process as wonderful as it should be.


Delivery at Mount Nittany Medical Center

Delivery should be a special experience for the whole family, and we invite parents to familiarize themselves with what they can expect on the day they bring a child into the world. 

To help prepare expectant parents and their loved ones for the labor and delivery experience at Mount Nittany Medical Center, please take a moment to view our virtual tour below.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, please feel free to speak with your OB/GYN provider or call the women and children’s services department at Mount Nittany Medical Center at 814.234.6125.

 


Cord Blood Donation Program

Mount Nittany Medical Center is now offering a cord blood donation program through the Dan Berger Cord Blood Program. Register to become a donor.


COVID-19 testing for labor & delivery patients

To ensure the safety of patients and staff, effective immediately, all pregnant patients who plan to deliver at the Medical Center will be tested in the outpatient setting for COVID-19 at 38 and 40 weeks gestation. If a scheduled delivery is planned before 38 weeks gestation, a COVID-19 test in the outpatient setting will be completed no later than three days prior to the scheduled delivery. It is the responsibility of the obstetrician to ensure testing has been completed at these times. If a patient goes into labor prior to being tested, a rapid test will be completed at the Medical Center. 

“We are here and ready to care for all of our patients. Testing will enable us to serve all expecting mothers, and their babies, with the care they need and deserve in the safest possible manner," shared Samuel Owusu, MD, department chair, obstetrics and gynecology department, Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Any labor & delivery patient needing specialized care because of suspect/confirmed COVID-19, suspect/confirmed tuberculosis, disseminated shingles, suspect/confirmed measles, chickenpox will be placed in a negative air pressure room.