What is a baby-friendly hospital?
Baby-friendly hospitals like Beebe deliver the gold standard in breastfeeding practices and mom-to-baby contact. Read on to see why we’re baby friendly!
Delayed Cord Clamping
When a baby takes its first breath outside the womb, with that breath comes a rush of 80 milliliters of blood through the umbilical cord. The second breath can mean up to 100 milliliters of blood and higher iron levels for newborns.

Birth Planning

You’re eagerly anticipating the arrival of your new baby—it’s an exciting, joyous time. As your body changes to support another life, you and your family prepare and plan for this life-changing event.

Preparation for childbirth is an important part of pregnancy and can ensure a stress-free, comfortable experience. It’s crucial to learn about appropriate health actions during pregnancy, for labor and delivery, and post-natal care.

Beebe Healthcare, a baby-friendly hospital, offers the complete spectrum of birthing services. We were the first hospital in Delaware to earn baby-friendly certification, an international standard for helping moms and babies bond and begin breastfeeding immediately after birth. As a baby-friendly hospital, we have adopted and implemented practices that protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.

Learn essential breathing techniques for delivery in our childbirth classes. Gain knowledge about breastfeeding in a prenatal breastfeeding class. Find an OB/GYN who will guide you through prenatal care and delivery. We’re here to guide you through every decision of your pregnancy and birthing process, and we provide services that are individualized for you and your family.

Take a deep breath—you have arrived, and Beebe is here to support you.

New to the area? Need a physician, but not sure where to start?

Beebe’s Women’s Health Nurse Navigator Carrie Snyder, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, is here to answer your questions. Call (844) 316-3330 or email womenshealth@beebehealthcare.org.