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Davis Medical Center Family Birthing Center

At Davis Medical Center Family Birthing Center, we know all about the joys, anxieties, and excitement of pregnancy, birth, and parenting. We know that many questions and concerns can arise during your experience, and we are prepared to help in every way. Davis Medical Center is fully prepared to help you in every phase, from the time you learn about your pregnancy to pediatric care for your child. Our goal at Davis Medical Center is to ensure you have the most healthy, pleasant, and memorable experience. 

An Environment Built for Your Comfort & Privacy 

Davis Medical Center's Family Birthing provides a private and comfortable environment that features private rooms, low lighting, monitoring equipment, television, and reclining seating for your support person. Each room is designed for the comfort of you, your baby, and your support person/family. The nursing and professional staff are here to accommodate your birthing preferences and every need during your stay to ensure you experience the most pleasant stay. 

Safety for Your Newborn

Davis Medical Center's Family Birthing uses Hugs Infant Security Tags for every newborn child and their mother. The Hugs Infant tag is attached to your newborn's ankle and is activated as soon as it's attached. The Hugs tag offers tamper detection, exit detection, continual supervision, and is the only infant tag that monitors its environment for potential sources of interference. Davis Medical Center takes the safety of every patient and newborn seriously and uses the latest technology to ensure their protection during their stay. 

A Gift for Every Child. Davis Medical Center's Baby Bundles 

The Davis Baby Bundle is now being presented to the family of each newborn at Davis Medical Center. Davis Health System is committed to bringing better health to life. This begins by promoting the importance of safe sleep, proper nutrition, early childhood brain development the health and wellbeing of the child.

Each Davis Baby Bundle includes:
• A Halo® Sleep Sack Infant Swaddle and safe sleep education materials
• A car window sun safety screen
• A Watching Baby Grow® keepsake calendar
• A Davis Medical Center Family Birthing Center baby beanie
• A bath safety thermometer
• A complimentary copy of Mother & Baby Care Guide for the First Days and Weeks
• A hydration water bottle
• A travel diaper bag with changing pad
• A voucher for a piggy bank from Davis Trust

Meet Our Staff at Davis Medical Center's Family Birthing Center

Our staff at Davis Medical Center's Family Birthing Center is here to help answer any questions or concerns you may have during your stay. We focus on having individualized care and keeping a low patient-to-nurse ratio. Our patients often experience the same nurse throughout their entire stay

OBGYN Staff:

Dr. Anne Banfield, FAQCOG

Dr. Banfield is a graduate of the West Virginia University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Western Pennsylvania Hospital.  She serves as a board member on the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership and is Co-Chair of the West Virginia Tobacco-Free Pregnancy Advisory Council. Dr. Anne Banfield is a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist and is a Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  She is the Director of Women’s Health Services at Davis Medical Center, where she has practiced for over 11 years.

Nursing Staff:

Davis Medical Center's Family Birthing Center nursing staff hold certifications to ensure the best possible care for both you and your newborn. The Family Birthing Center at Davis Medical Center has 8 nurses who hold Certification for Inpatient Obstetrics. The United States has over 3.8 million registered nurses and less than 30,000 nurses hold this certification. An RNC-OB is a registered nurse who is certified in inpatient obstetric care. Certification recognizes the applied and theoretical knowledge these nurses possess in the obstetric specialty. The National Certification Corporation (NCC) confers certification after a candidate successfully passes an exam. 

The Family Birthing Center has 3 Registered Nurses who hold the Certification for Electronic Fetal Monitoring. Only 25,000 nurses hold this certification nationwide and demonstrate their expertise in electronic fetal monitoring. Electronic fetal monitoring continuously monitoring your contractions and your baby’s heartbeat during labor.

Cynthia Marsh, RNC-OB, BSN- Family Birthing Clinical Manager

-Certified in Inpatient Obstetrics

Cindy Nestor, RNC-OB, BSN- Family Birthing Charge Nurse

-Certified in Inpatient Obstetrics

Mina Cashman, RNC-OB, C-EFM, ASN

-Certified in Inpatient Obstetrics

-Certified in Electronic Fetal Monitoring

Jacqueline Hall, RNC-OB, C-EFM, ASN

-Certified in Inpatient Obstetrics

-Certified in Electronic Fetal Monitoring

Linda Collins, RNC-OB, C-EFM

-Certified in Inpatient Obstetrics

-Certified in Electronic Fetal Monitoring

Ciera James, RNC-OB, BSN

-Certified in Inpatient Obstetrics

Pediatric Care at Davis Medical Center

Davis Medical Center provides preventive health care for healthy children, as well as medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill. We can help you manage the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of your child, from birth to age 18. 

Newborn through First Year

Your baby’s growth and development during the first year are exciting. We can guide you through your baby’s first year by helping you prepare and understand what to expect. Some parents prefer to meet with Dr. Pennington prior to the baby’s arrival which is perfectly fine too. Pre-birth consultations are a good opportunity for meeting your newborn’s physician. To learn about pediatric care at Davis Medical Center please visit: https://www.davishealthsystem.org/medical-services/pediatrics

Meet our Providers: 

Lactation Specialist at Davis Medical Center

Parents of newborns want only the best for their child and more couples are making the choice to breastfeed their babies. The growing numbers of breastfeeding mothers are what helped Natasha D. Benavides, pediatric PA-C at Davis Medical Center; decide to become certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant through the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. Benavides said the IBLCE website explains the group establishes the highest standards in lactation and breastfeeding care worldwide and certifies individuals who meet those standards.

Natasha D. Benavides, Pediatric PA-C

Resources: 

Safe to Sleep: The Safe to Sleep® campaign, formerly known as the Back to Sleep campaign, focuses on actions you and others can take to help your baby sleep safely and to reduce your baby's risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Click Here to Learn More: https://safetosleep.nichd.nih.gov/safesleepbasics/about

Period of Purple Crying: The Period of PURPLE Crying is a new way to help parents understand this time in their baby's life, which is a normal part of every infant's development. It is confusing and concerning to be told your baby "has colic" because it sounds like it is an illness or a condition that is abnormal. Click Here to Learn More: http://purplecrying.info/what-is-the-period-of-purple-crying.php