Maui has only one hospital that delivers babies: Maui Memorial Medical Center.
MMMC is currently providing Virtual Tours of the Labor and Delivery rooms. Please see the virtual tour here
OB/GYNs and L&D nurses are your care teams while in labor and birth. You will have whichever OB/GYN is on call depending on your insurance. There's always an OB/GYN at the hospital at all times, so don't worry if your OB/GYN doesn't make it, as an OB/GYN will be present for your birth (most likely). Nurses will provide you with routine care throughout your labor. Depending on the length and normalcy of your labor, you may see your OB/GYN periodically during labor, and they will be present for delivery.
As of May 2021, the doula policy at MMMH changes frequently.
Doulas are typically allowed to accompany birthing persons in addition to one support person, with restrictions.
The following MMMC policies and state laws are designed to help ensure your family's safety and comfort:
If you arrive after 8:30 p.m. or before 5:30 a.m., check in at the Emergency Department, and they will escort you directly to the Obstetrics Department.
There are a couple scenarios where your OB/GYN may recommend a cesarean birth. You can always seek a second opinion on Oahu, where the medical facilities are better equipped to support you in your more complicated birth. Talk to your OB/GYN about options. For example, for breech positioning, there is a procedure called external version to flip the baby to head down. Depending on the positioning of baby, some OB/GYNs may be comfortable with delivering a breech baby vaginally.
Maui Memorial Medical Center does not have NICU. Therefore, if baby needs additional support, baby will be flown to Oahu, often without the mother as she is recovering from the birth (generally 24 hours, depending on vaginal or cesarean birth). Baby will be flown to either Kapiolani Medical Center (HMSA, UHA, or Quest, other than Kaiser quest, insurance) or Kaiser Moanalua (Kaiser insurance).
The mother/birthing person may also need additional support. Typically this is handled with the same protocol as above depending on insurance coverage, though Queens is another hospital option for HMSA/UHA insurance. Ask your doctor about protocols for baby coming with mom in cases of emergency. This scenario is less likely than baby needing additional assistance.
The Ronald McDonald House Hawaii provide lodging for outer island families.
Also check with your insurance carriers as you may be given a stipend for hotel & transportation.