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Pregnancy & Birth

When you’re looking for a hospital where you and your baby can begin your life together, you should ask yourself the following questions:

Does this hospital have a caring staff - one that is nurturing as well as experienced?

Is this hospital fully equipped if an emergency should arise?

Does this hospital understand my needs and warmly include my family members?

As a birthing hospital in Sandusky serving families in Norwalk, Huron, Vermilion, Clyde, Fremont and nearby, Firelands Regional Medical Center provides the right balance of medical expertise, advanced technology, and a home-like atmosphere for moms-to-be. Our maternity staff believes that childbirth is a special moment, which is why we are dedicated to creating a unique birthing experience in a family-centered environment. From traditional delivery to cesarean birth, our staff is prepared to provide exceptional services to exceed your expectations.

Labor, Deliver, Recover

When moms-to-be choose Firelands as their pregnancy hospital, they can expect the following amenities and services:

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    Entrance to the Center for Women & Newborns

    Tour the Center for Women & Newborns by calling 419-557-7596 or 800-4 342-1177, ext. 7596.

  • best labor and delivery hospitals

    Nursery

    Tour the Center for Women & Newborns by calling 419-557-7596 or 800-4 342-1177, ext. 7596.

  • best labor and delivery hospitals

    Nurse's station

    Tour the Center for Women & Newborns by calling 419-557-7596 or 800-4 342-1177, ext. 7596.

  • best labor and delivery hospitals

    Nurse's station

    Tour the Center for Women & Newborns by calling 419-557-7596 or 800-4 342-1177, ext. 7596.

  • best labor and delivery hospitals

    Patient room

    Tour the Center for Women & Newborns by calling 419-557-7596 or 800-4 342-1177, ext. 7596.

  • best labor and delivery hospitals

    Patient room

    Tour the Center for Women & Newborns by calling 419-557-7596 or 800-4 342-1177, ext. 7596.

  • A patient room with its own spa-like, private bathroom; showers are equipped with a bench and hand-held shower wand for ease of use for new moms and surgical patients.
  • Comfortable sleeper sofas for an overnight guest
  • Rockers/recliners for comfortable seating for surgical patients
  • Separate, private labor and delivery/recovery rooms with natural light and windows; suites equipped for in-room examinations and infant bathing
  • Hydrotherapy tub for moms during labor
  • Air handling units to better control individual room temperatures
  • Triage room for mothers who require a non-stress test or short stay
  • Charging workstations for computers and tablets
  • Enhanced security
  • State-of-the-art operating room located inside the Labor and Delivery unit, which allows for rapid response to emergency situations for the safety of mom and baby

Explore more information on what to expect from labor and delivery, including your pain management options, at Firelands Regional Medical Center.

Enhanced Security

Safety is one of our main concerns. We take every precaution to protect you and your baby at all times. For baby’s protection and your peace of mind, every nurse wears identification with a photo, so you can easily recognize staff.

You, dad and your baby will all have identically numbered bracelets secured to you and your baby at birth. Once you’ve delivered, our staff will explain the other special security system in place.

Newborn Nursery

To promote the mother-infant bonding process, we encourage mothers to room-in with their infant. For this reason, mother-baby couplet care is provided by the same nurse each shift. However, when it is necessary, the newborn nursery is available.

The nursery offers large viewing windows for siblings/families of babies, bassinets and state-of-the-art equipment for premature babies or for those needing additional medical attention.

Breastfeeding and Lactation Support

Our lactation consultants are available to assist you with all aspects of the breastfeeding process. A consultant will visit you during your stay, and they are available to you both prenatally and after you have returned home. You are also encouraged to call 419-557-7596 for all your breastfeeding questions.

Find more information on the breastfeeding support you can receive at Firelands.

Pediatric Hospitalists

We are proud to have specially trained pediatric hospitalists available 24 hours a day for high-risk deliveries as well as any situation when your baby may need specialized care.

Online Nursery Photos

We partner with Mom365 to provide a forum for you to share your newborn photos if you choose.

Birth Certificates

Following your baby’s birth, you’ll receive a registration worksheet for his or her birth certificate. Once completed, a secretary will bring a typed copy of the form to your room to verify the information and obtain your signature.

Once the birth certificate is signed and sent to Columbus, there is a charge to have any changes made, so it’s important to carefully review the document for errors before signing.

Paternity

Ohio law specifically indicates that the birth certificate for a child will record the mother's husband as the father unless otherwise stipulated on a court order.

For unwed parents, a notarized acknowledgment of paternity form can be signed at the hospital at the time of birth. The father must have a current, valid picture ID card with him at signing. The father's name may not be entered without the written consent of the individual to be named as the father.

The last name of the child may be any name the mother chooses. She may give the father's last name even if he has not filed an acknowledgment of paternity form.

Staff from the birthing center can also provide information on independent companies that provide paternity testing services for patients who inquire.

Reviewed by Linda Ricci, Director of Women & Children's Services on April 11, 2017

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns, call us today.

800-342-1177