Wesson Women and Infants’ Unit
The Wesson Women and Infants' Unit (WWIU) at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA is devoted exclusively to women's health needs, family-centered childbirth, and newborn care. We offer a safe, nurturing environment, backed with the most up-to-date technology and medical advances, including the region's only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and high-risk perinatal referral center.
Call us 413-794-BABY to arrange a tour or to register for any of our many Parent Education classes.
We are prepared to handle both routine care and unexpected urgent health situations for women in general and for women in labor in particular.
Birthing Services at Baystate Medical Center
Almost 4,500 babies are born each year at Wesson Women and Infants' Unit. Each of the 38 adult rooms is private and the unit provides inpatient, family-centered antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care, including high risk obstetrical and wellborn newborn care. Our Breastfeeding Support Program can provide you with breast pumps, specialty breastfeeding products and expert consultations.
The Unit's Own Ambulance Entrance
When women in labor arrive by ambulance, they go straight to our Women's Evaluation & Treatment Unit (WETU) instead of the Emergency Department for the general population.
Specialized Care for Women
The WETU is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The registered nurses and certified nurse-midwives in the unit specialize in obstetrical and gynecological urgent care. They will quickly determine how urgently a woman needs medical attention.
Cesarean and High Risk Pregnancy Unit
Patients who develop complications during pregnancy that require hospitalization or who have a Cesarean delivery are admitted to the Wesson 2/Cesarean & High Risk Pregnancy Unit.Women receive skilled nursing care that meets their specific medical needs.
Dedicated Operating Suite for C-sections
The Wesson Women & Infants Unit houses a dedicated operating suite for women who require a planned or emergency Cesarean section (C-section) delivery.
Skilled Surgeons, latest Technology
Our surgeons are part of Baystate's team of highly skilled physicians, many of whom are recognized nationally for their expertise in patient care, clinical research and medical education. Our surgeons are current and knowledgeable in the latest technologies and procedures. They have undergone years of extensive education and training, and most are board certified in their specialty.