Having a baby looks different for each person and each pregnancy. At Trinity Health Family Birth Center, rest assured that your labor, delivery, and postpartum needs will be met with compassion and medical excellence.
We Make More Possible by putting your family first.
At Trinity Health, our passion is providing excellence in family-focused care using up-to-date research and evidence-based practice that respects the family bonding experience. That includes:
- Skin-to-skin contact with your newborn immediately after birth.
- High-quality security system to ensure infants and new families are safe.
- Rooming in with newborns for the entire hospital stay.
- Spacious and home-like environment to promote a calming atmosphere.
About the Family Birth Center
The Family Birth Center is located on the third floor of Trinity Health Hospital. It includes 12 labor rooms, two rooms for monitoring labor symptoms and urgent pregnancy concerns, and three dedicated antepartum rooms should a soon-to-be mom require specialized in-hospital care prior to delivery.
Two operating rooms are located inside the Family Birth Center allowing C-Section deliveries and recovery to happen in one place. After delivery, mom moves to one of 16 available private postpartum rooms until discharge.
Prepare for Your Stay
No one can predict exactly what their birth experience will be, but making a plan before it’s time for baby’s arrival will help you feel more prepared and in control. A couple of important questions to consider include:
- Who will be your support person?
- How do you want to address pain?
Trinity Health offers information and classes to help you answer these questions and practice skills before baby arrives. Check out our free prenatal and newborn classes.
You can also find details on essential items provided at the hospital and a list of things you may find helpful to bring from home on our What to Bring checklist.
Labor and Delivery
Your birth experience begins in the labor and delivery unit of Trinity Health’s Family Birth Center. Patient rooms here are more spacious than regular hospital rooms and include private bathrooms, large windows with scenic views, comfortable accommodations for your support person, wireless monitors, and state-of-the-art technology.
Our team of nurses, doctors, midwives, and support personnel have special training in women’s health, making them uniquely qualified to help fulfill your ideal birth plan or address any issues that may arise. They also understand the positive impact of a quiet and calming environment for the laboring patient and work hard to minimize exterior noise.
If your birth experience includes a planned or emergency cesarean section (C-section), you will move from the labor and delivery unit to a nearby surgical suite. The Family Birth Center contains two well-equipped cesarean section suites located near labor and delivery for both safety and convenience.
Some infants require extra support after birth. Trinity Health operates a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) dedicated to the care of babies born prematurely or those requiring more complex care. Learn more about our NICU services here.
Following your initial recovery period, our team will take you to one of our private and comfortable Mother/Baby Suites. These rooms feature plenty of space for visitors, a sofa bed, private bathroom with complimentary toiletries, and streaming internet/tv. You will stay in this suite until discharged.
Feeding Your Baby
Our specially trained lactation consultants and counselors will help you navigate the process of feeding your newborn. That might include:
- Assistance and support with latching your infant to the breast
- Education regarding the “Golden Hour”
- Education on and promotion of skin-to-skin bonding with your infant
- Education regarding the use of breast pumps
- Assistance and teaching in hand-expression
- Assessment of the need for breastfeeding assistive devices
- Formula feeding education to include appropriate volumes
- Referrals for lactation follow-up visits in the clinic
- BIBS Breastfeeding Support Group information
- Post-discharge follow-up phone calls
For those who want more information and an opportunity to practice some skills before baby arrives, consider attending one of our free prenatal and newborn classes.