Maternity Services

Kona Community Hospital Maternity ServicesOur Obstetrical Unit, also known as the Women’s Health Unit, includes labor, delivery, and recovery services, plus a nursery with facilities for immediate care, stabilization, and transport for critically ill newborns.

What is Available?

  • Childbirth and Breastfeeding Classes
  • Tours and Orientation to the labor and delivery room and unit
  • Individual attention to needs
  • Anesthesia consult if desired
  • Mother/Baby rooming in
  • Breastfeeding assistance, including lactation consultation

Obstetricians

Gary Bernard, MD  808-747-8322
Christina Collina, MD  808-331-2300
Harnath Holmes, MD  808-747-8322
Danielle Potter, MD  808-747-8322
Santad Sira, MD  808-747-8322
Kaiser Permanente OB/GYN          808-334-4400


*Our physicians are Board Certified

Pediatricians

One of your first decisions for your newborn will be choosing who your Pediatrician will be. Please contact a Pediatrician prior to having your baby.

 Toyin Ajose, MD 808-322-4416 
 Marta Derieg, MD 808-329-7067
 Rick Fong, MD 808-334-4400
 Virginia Hatch-Pigott, MD              808-329-7067
 Eddie Herd, MD 808-747-8321
 Wesley Sugai, MD 808-329-7719

Rooming In

While your needs continue to be supported, family education is the cornerstone of the care provided in our mother and infant unit before, during and after the birth. Your baby will be rooming in with you during your time at the hospital, so that you may feel comfortable caring for your baby when you go home.

Take a Tour

A tour is available to those who are expecting a child. The Maternity Unit at Kona Community Hospital promotes the philosophy of childbirth as a healthy and joyous event to be controlled as much as possible by the birthing couple.  Should they wish, this joyous event can be shared with family and friends.  

Preadmission

At about 36 weeks gestation, before going into labor and being admitted to the hospital, make arrangements to pre-register. You can pre-register on the internet, in person, or on the phone by calling the Admitting department at (808) 322-9311.

Enroll in a Prenatal Class

It is important to have as much education about yourself and your baby prior to your labor experience, so we strongly recommend enrolling in a prenatal class.  Kona Community Hospital offers a six-week class taught by certified childbirth educators.  Please call (808) 322-4416 to get more information, and to sign-up for a class that is convenient for you.

Breastfeeding

Kona Community Hospital provides education and support for exclusive breastfeeding.  Kona Community Hospital does not encourage formula use or the use pacifiers except for painful procedures.  

Things to Bring to the Hospital

1. CARSEAT (VERY IMPORTANT!) - You cannot go home with your baby without a car seat.  Please review how it works before the baby is born and have it installed in your car.

2. GOING HOME CLOTHES FOR YOU AND BABY – We will provide gowns for you and clothes for the baby while you are in the hospital, but you will need clothing and blankets for the baby at discharge.

3.TOILETRY ITEMS – Such as shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste and any other personal items you may desire.

For any additional information or questions, please contact us at:

Obstetrical Unit                                            
(808) 322-4416
Obstetrical Unit Fax (808) 322-8404
Lactation Support (808) 322-4482