No matter how far along you are, Allen County Regional Hospital provides the best care for you and your unborn child. Learn about some of the services we offer for expectant parents. Also take a look at the testing and screening section to find out more about your child before he or she is even born. Our services include:
- Prenatal education classes
- Pre-admission form
- Dedicated labor and delivery rooms
- Lactation consultants
- Baby warmers
- Group tours
Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans, and each year more than 40,000 babies are born with a congenital heart defect. Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect in newborn infants with approximately 25 percent having a critical congenital heart disease (CCHD). Some babies born with a heart defect can appear healthy at rest and sent home before the defect is detected. Missed or delayed diagnosis of these conditions can lead to serious complications and even death. Early diagnosis of a CCHD increases the chances that these babies will receive the necessary specialized care.
At Allen County Regional Hospital, we screen all medically stable babies for CCHD between 24 and 48 hours after birth. This screening allows for early intervention and treatment for infants that may have critical heart defect.
February is American Heart Month
Little Hats, Big Hearts is the American Heart Association’s campaign, in connection with The Children’s Heart Foundation, to collect knitted or crocheted red baby hats form volunteers across thecountry. The hats will be distributed at Allen County Regional Hospital to all babies born during the month of February. Together, we’re raising awareness of heart disease and congenital heart defects by celebrating our littlest survivors.