Information for Parents
Nemours & Christiana Care Advanced Delivery Program
Preparing to welcome a baby is one of the most exciting times in a parent’s life. But if your unborn child is diagnosed with a serious condition, it can be scary and confusing as well. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Christiana Care Health System , two of the most trusted names in health care, are bringing together the very best team of experts to support expectant families and our most vulnerable neighbors-to-be.
The Nemours & Christiana Care Advanced Delivery Program provides state-of-the-art services for healthy, expectant mothers whose unborn child will require immediate and complex care after delivery.
Working closely with your obstetrician (OB), the Advanced Delivery team works with eligible families to prepare and plan for any care their newborn may need in the hours and days after birth. Our program features:
- complete, coordinated care. Your care during pregnancy, delivery and beyond will be coordinated with your OB and the Advanced Delivery team
- maternal care and delivery by a highly experienced team of Christiana Care OBs, obstetric anesthesiologists and labor/delivery/postpartum nurses
- scheduled inductions of labor and C-section deliveries
- newborn care by Nemours specialists to address all of the baby’s needs
What You Can Expect
Your health and your baby's condition will be major factors in determining if the Advanced Delivery Program is right for you.
If you are referred into the program, you will visit with the Advanced Delivery Program team to plan for your delivery. They will answer all of your questions and work with you and your doctor every step of the way.
When it's time to deliver, the Advanced Delivery team will oversee the care for both your and your baby in a comfortable, caring environment at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. That means providing you with a highly personalized delivery experience that keeps you together with your newborn in the same location, while you both receive the very best care from our team of experts.
Talk to your OB or maternal-fetal medicine specialist (MFM) about whether the Nemours & Christiana Care Advanced Delivery Program might be the right choice for you and your baby.