After more than a decade of planning and three years of building, the new obstetrics department at Baltimore Washington Medical Center has finally arrived. The new Robin Elizabeth Pascal Women’s Center opened on October 1, 2009 and is specifically designed to meet the needs of our growing community. The center features four spacious labor and delivery rooms, two C-section rooms, a private whirlpool tub in each labor room to help relax and ease the discomfort of laboring moms, open spaces for walking during labor, a family lounge, an 18-bed secured Mother-Baby Unit with private rooms and bathrooms, a level II nursery, 24/7 Anesthesiology and a Triage area.
To assist with complicated pregnancies, the Pascal Women’s Center at BWMC will feature a satellite office of the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Center for Advanced Fetal Care—a world-class clinical and research facility dedicated to the care and support of unborn babies. The center has gained a reputation as the region’s premier resource for state-of-the-art perinatology.
Obstetricians from throughout the region have privileges to deliver babies at BWMC. The Pascal Women’s Center also has hospital laborists on staff, meaning an obstetrician is in the unit 24 hours a day, seven days a week to manage a pregnant woman’s care.
BWMC expects to deliver 1,400 babies within the first three years of the center’s opening.