Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit Resources

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Accommodations

The Ronald McDonald House serves as a "home-away-from-home" for families whose children are being treated at nearby hospitals. The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House has rooms available for patient families as well as mothers undergoing fetal surgery or delivering in CHOP’s Special Delivery Unit.

The Ronald McDonald House serves as a "home-away-from-home" for families whose children are being treated at nearby hospitals. The Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey has rooms available for patient families as well as mothers undergoing fetal surgery or delivering in CHOP’s Special Delivery Unit.


Books

Kathleen Huggins equips breastfeeding mothers with all the information they need to overcome potential difficulties and nurse their babies successfully.

This book provides information on how to get started with breastfeeding, including tips for latching on, increasing your milk supply, breastfeeding in absentia, breast pumps and more.


Hospital Amenities

The Jill & Mark Fishman Center for Families, located on the first floor of the Main Building, provides families with a welcoming space as well as assistance with housing, transportation and local resources.


Pregnancy

The American Pregnancy Association is a national health organization that promotes reproductive and pregnancy wellness through education, support, advocacy and community awareness.

This book is for children ages 2-10 whose mother is on pregnancy bed rest. It will help children better understand, be less fearful and realize there is an end to the bed rest experience.

Birth Source promotes positive pregnancy outcomes through education, promotion of evidence-based research, family-centered care, maternal-child health advocacy, and awareness.

Women undergoing bed rest during pregnancy will benefit from the insight McCann gained as she successfully endured both an at-home as well as extended hospital bed rest.

About.com offers free online childbirth classes that include a comprehensive discussion of labor and birth from a certified childbirth educator and RN.

Medline Plus' Pregnancy website offers late-breaking news, health advice, pregnancy anatomy and physiology, prenatal nutrition, and much more.

Sidelines is a national nonprofit organization that provides support to women who are on bed rest during pregnancy.

This book includes information on how to prepare for labor; epidurals and other medications for labor; cesarean birth, breastfeeding and newborn care and much more.

Amy E. Tracy shares her experiences ─ and those of many others ─ to help you and your family not only survive but thrive during your pregnancy.

Baby and childcare experts, Dr. Bill and Martha Sears, tell you what to expect, month by month, from conception through birth in this comprehensive guide.

When Pregnancy Isn't Perfect is a companion, adviser and lifeline for the thousands of women who face the prospect of a problem pregnancy.


Support and Education Groups

Mama Care combines prenatal care, childbirth education and a support group into one program for healthy mothers giving birth in the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Join us for the SDU Alumni club where you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about your postpartum recovery, get help managing stress, get a prescription refill and much more.

The CFDT parent support group offers a supportive setting to connect with peers and learn mindfulness techniques to promote anxiety and stress reduction.


Videos

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This video about fetal surgery for spina bifida explains spina bifida treatment options, the benefits of spina bifida surgery before birth and more.


Websites

Find comprehensive breastfeeding information, online forums and support groups, FAQs, conferences, an international online store, and more.

March of Dimes is an international organization that works to prevent birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality and to support expectant and new parents.