The Women's Health unit at the Valley Hospital offers specialized medical care for women being treated for various medical conditions, such as pre-term labor, post-partum complications or gynecological cancer. The nurses and staff are trained to provide expert medical care to patients while also understanding the unique emotional needs of the patients and their families. The case managers and social workers are available to provide information on insurance benefits and resources for after care; while providing the psychological and emotional support throughout the patient's hospitalization.
For patients admitted due to pre-term labor or complications during pregnancy, The Valley Hospital offers an in-patient Ante-partum Support Group. With the attending physician's permission, patients can attend a support group run by a licensed clinical social worker at the bedside to discuss and offer mutual support. For more information, call 201-447-8539.
If an ante-partum patient is able to go home prior to delivering, she may benefit from home care services. The patient will be referred to our home care coordinator who will work with the medical team, the patient and family, and insurance provider to coordinate services at home. Many times Valley Home Care is the home care provider of choice by the patient; however, we work closely with outside agencies to coordinate care if the patient chooses or if the insurance coverage necessitates. If you'd like more information on Valley Home Care, click here.
In addition to services offered at Valley, the internet offers some resources for women with high risk pregnancies, such as Sidelines National Support Network and AmericanBaby.com.
For additional support at home, the Kireker Center for Child Development & Wellness offers a Parent Support Group that meets monthly to discuss a variety of topics related to early childhood development, developmental disabilities, the special-needs child and family, therapeutic intervention, genetics and assistance in seeking resources in the community. For more information, call 201-612-1006. The Center for Complementary Medicine at the Luckow Pavilion also offers various therapies and classes found to be effective in reducing fatigue, anxiety, stress and pain perception, enhancing relaxation, and creating a sense of well being. Click here for more information.
If due to a medical condition, your physician recommends that you apply for temporary or long term disability, click here for more information.
For more resources specific to Women's Heath Issues, go to our Resources - Adults section.