Center for Women & Newborns

Center for Women & Newborns

Our maternity staff believes that childbirth is a special moment. Our experienced staff is 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.

LDR (Labor, Deliver, Recovery)

Each of our spacious LDR rooms allow you to remain in one birthing suite during labor and the birth of your baby.

Comfort Options

Laboring mothers are offered a range of options for pain relief. Options include comfort measures, pain medications and epidurals. We are proud to have the only in-house 24/7 nurse anesthetist service in the area.

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 rest is necessary, your baby will receive loving care from our experienced nursery staff.

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.

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

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 an acknowledgment of paternity form.

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.