LONG BRANCH, NJ, DATE – Monmouth Medical Center has become the first hospital on the East Coast to offer an exclusive line of relaxation and wellness services to new mothers who have just given birth. The program called Bavia Baby, currently offered in 11 mid-west states, promotes maternal health and parental well-being.
Kathy Wilson, administrative director for Women’s and Children’s Services at Monmouth Medical Center, said, “We established the Bavia Baby program to provide our new mothers with a unique postpartum amenity designed to expedite the body’s natural healing process and help reverse the common side effects of childbirth.”
Postnatal Body Therapy offered by Bavia Baby uses heat, gentle massage and carefully selected herbs to reduce anxiety, decrease water retention and enhance sleep. Services are offered to patients in the comfort and privacy of their postpartum hospital room. Soft music, aromatherapy and low lighting are combined with gentle massage techniques that increase circulation critical to recovery while eucalyptus infused steam towels on feet and scalp encourage deep breathing to help decrease aches and pains.
Bavia Baby executive director Kimberley Ottaway said, “Our goal is to enhance the incredible care the patients are already receiving at Monmouth Medical Center with a memorable, relaxing service that strengthens the journey into parenthood.”
Wilson said these services are usually performed in the evenings to maximize healing. Appointments are scheduled the night after a natural delivery and the second night after a C-section, she said.
In addition to basic services, Bavia Baby also offers mother-father combination packages, a special menu for parents with an infant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or mothers on bed rest.
Bavia Baby is a division of Bavia Health and is formerly known as Go Home Gorgeous. Orders for Bavia Baby services can be placed by either calling (732) 403-3113, or by going online to baviahealth.com and clicking the link to GoHomeGorgeous.com.
The Eisenberg Family Center at Monmouth Medical Center delivers nearly 4,500 babies annually — the most in Monmouth and Ocean counties and the fourth most in the state. For more information on the wide array of maternity services, including childbirth education programs available at Monmouth Medical Center, call
January 4 , 2011
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