Labor, Delivery and Recovery Unit

Thousands of babies are born at Flushing Hospital Medical Center each year; however, each birth is unique and special to us. 

It is our goal to provide families with a positive birthing experience in a comfortable and supportive environment. Flushing Hospital’s Labor, Delivery and Recovery Unit boasts 11 modern and spacious labor rooms equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology.

Our newly renovated recovery rooms offer several amenities including private bathrooms, recliners and flat-screen televisions.  Complimentary coffee and USB chargers are available for your guests in nearby waiting rooms.

Your Birthing Experience

Upon your arrival at Flushing Hospital, you will be directed to our Triage. Here we will assess your labor symptoms in a private room.  If you are in labor, we will escort you to your private labor room.

Our highly trained staff of interdisciplinary health professionals are ready to provide you with the safest and highest level of care.  This healthcare team consists of:

  • Board-certified obstetricians
  • Neonatologists
  • Perinatologists
  • Obstetric anesthesiologists
  • Labor and delivery nurses
  • Certified nurse-midwives
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurses
  • Lactation specialists

 As a teaching hospital, we have extra staff on hand to assist with your care.  This includes residents who are very knowledgeable doctors in their last stages of training.

All hands are on deck to ensure the safe delivery and care for you and your baby.

Post-partum Care

We strive to provide the highest quality continuum of care after your delivery. Our support team will help you to recover and care for your baby. 

Kangaroo Care or skin-to-skin is encouraged at our hospital. This involves holding your newborn against your bare chest to provide warmth and a bonding experience.  Our labor and delivery team will assist you in holding your baby skin-to-skin as soon as possible after the delivery.  We also offer ongoing instructions on how to bathe and feed your baby.


Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Support

As a certified Baby-Friendly USA  Hospital, we promote breastfeeding/chestfeeding due to the many benefits it can provide for your baby. We have Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultants and specially trained nurses available to support you during your stay


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