Announcing New Program that Pampers Moms Right When They Need it Most at Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital

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Expecting moms can now expect something extra when the big day comes at one hospital near Charleston, South Carolina. Women in the Mother and Baby unit at Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital get a treat for themselves to help them prepare for the main attraction.

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Pampered new mom at Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital

“After giving birth a massage was just what I wanted. My hands and feet really needed some TLC,” said Elizabeth, a new mom who delivered her baby at RSF Mount Pleasant Hospital. “It was really special. Moms need to take care of themselves too."

When a child is born there is a flurry of excitement and celebration that can sometimes leave a mom in need of a little attention. Even the most organized expecting parents may not have thought to pack the hospital suitcase with special treats to help revive and pamper the exhausted mom after the happy bundle arrives.

That’s why at Roper St. Francis (RSF) Mount Pleasant Hospital’s Women’s Center, expecting moms get to expect a little something extra in addition to the main attraction. The hospital announced today that women delivering their babies in the hospital’s Mother and Baby unit get to choose between three gifts to help them feel pampered.

“After giving birth a massage was just what I wanted. My hands and feet really needed some TLC,” said Elizabeth B., a new mom who delivered her baby at RSF Mount Pleasant Hospital. “It was really special. All of the attention, as it should be, was on my sweet new baby boy. But moms need to take care of themselves too, which is why this gift meant so much.”

Women who give birth at RSF Mount Pleasant Hospital can choose one of three following well-earned indulgences:

  •     White waffle knit robe with plush terry lining
  •     30-minute massage with aroma scalp treatment (gift card to Mom Spa)
  •     30-minute massage with paraffin hand or foot treatment (gift card to Mom Spa)

“Giving birth is a physical challenge and is just the beginning of a very exciting, but demanding time in a woman’s life,” explained Happy Everett, RN, Clinical Manager, Women’s, Infants’ and Children’s Services, Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital. “Taking a few minutes to relax with a massage or to be wrapped in the comfort of a cozy new robe can be just the little boost a new mom needs to get energized again.”

Everett says the massages and foot treatments are especially well-received by patients. “During pregnancy a woman’s feet are changed and strained by hormone fluctuations and by carrying much more weight than normal. They swell and ache. Their bodies are adjusting and changing each day. The massage and foot treatment after birth is a welcome luxury for many of our moms.”

More than 200 babies have been delivered at Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital since it opened 11 months ago. The 85-bed hospital, located just off Hwy 17 North is situated between Wando High School and Park West. There is an entrance dedicated just for the Mother and Baby Unit. Labor and delivery suites offer all modern technologies but with the feel of home.

“My experience could not have gone any better. As I was having a C-section, I understood the higher level of care I would need,” added Elizabeth B. The staff could not have been more caring. If you want a great level of care and expertise, Roper St. Francis Mt. Pleasant Hospital is the best place to have your baby.”

For more information about the Mom’s Pamper Package, the various classes offered to expecting parents or to schedule an appointment with a doctor who delivers at RSF Mount Pleasant Hospital, call 843-402-CARE.

The Roper St. Francis Healthcare Mission:

Healing All People with Compassion, Faith and Excellence

Roper St. Francis Healthcare is the South Carolina Lowcountry’s only private, not-for-profit health care system. The 657-bed system consists of 90 facilities and services in seven counties. Member hospitals include Roper Hospital, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, Mount Pleasant Hospital and Roper Rehabilitation Hospital. Plans to build a hospital in Berkeley County are in progress.

Roper St. Francis Physician Partners is a comprehensive network of more than 180 physicians that covers a complete range of primary care and 20 subspecialties.
With more than 5,100 employees, Roper St. Francis Healthcare is Charleston’s largest non-governmental, private employer. Its medical staff includes nearly 800 physicians representing every medical specialty. Ranked #41 among the Top 100 Integrated Health Networks in the nation, Roper St. Francis Healthcare recently earned 96 National Awards recognizing high levels of patient, physician and employee satisfaction. In October 2010, Roper St. Francis was named among Modern Healthcare’s prestigious list of “Top 100 Places to Work.” Roper St. Francis Healthcare was additionally listed among the Top 25 Connected Healthcare Systems in 2010. In 2010, the organization contributed more than 78,312 hours of staff time and $47.3 million to benefit the community, serving nearly 264,000 community residents.

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