A new mother welcomes her baby

Family Birth Center

Family Birth Center

The Lima Memorial Family Birth Center embraces the concept of family-centered maternity care. As the only facility in the area to provide “single-room maternity care” birthing suites, expectant moms can experience labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum care all in the same room. This allows for a warm, caring, family environment with all the comforts of home.

Our birthing suites are private with the option of a whirlpool tub for those who wish to labor in water. Our spacious birthing suites offer a sofa bed for your support person to sleep, as well as a rocking chair and recliner. A celebration meal is provided after delivery for the new mom and her significant other, and our “At Your Request” dining menu allows moms to order what they want, when they want it.

Experienced Care

Our experienced nursing team is with you through the labor and delivery process, from the very beginning of labor until you go home with your newborn. Our compassionate team offers comfort and encouragement throughout the entire process,providing you and your family the highest level of care. . Our pediatric hospitalist and anesthesia team are available 24/7 for you and your baby.

Elevated Care

Most importantly, you have the reassurance that the Level II neonatal nursery services are right within the unit, ready to provide advanced neonatal care for premature babies or babies who need special care.

Lactation consultants and counselors are also available to assist with breastfeeding during your stay in the Family Birth Center and in our outpatient clinic after discharge.

We take the safety and security of your family seriously. From the start, we will monitor your baby with central monitoring so your nurses can see your fetal monitor strip from anywhere within the unit, and your physician can monitor you and your baby from the hospital, his or her office or from home. A locked unit with security cameras and an intercom provide added security so visitors can be screened prior to visiting. A waiting room is conveniently located right outside the unit if you need visitors to wait before coming in to see you. Once your baby is here, the Hugs and Kisses Security System will protect your new bundle of joy.

We have been providing Kangaroo Care for our new moms and babies for years, whether you experience a vaginal or a cesarean birth. Click here to learn more about Kangaroo Care.

Your first stop after leaving the hospital should be home. We will fill all your prescriptions from our outpatient pharmacy before you are discharged to home.

Tour the Maternity Facility

For a personal tour, please call 419-998-4570.

Picture Perfect Babies provides newborn photography services for the Family Birth Center, offering every mom a complimentary newborn session in the comfort of her birthing suite. Learn about photography packages.

Childbirth Education Programs

At the Family Birth Center, we want you to be as comfortable as possible during childbirth, and comfort begins with knowing what to expect. We offer a series of comprehensive childbirth programs and workshops to educate expectant parents on the stages of pregnancy, the birthing process and follow-up care.

As part of giving our babies and their families the highest quality care, Lima Memorial’s Here for Life from the Beginning Program includes many features to comfort and celebrate these amazing new lives.

Here for Life from the Beginning

Here for Life from the Beginning includes: 

Getting Ready for Baby

  • Special Big Brother / Big Sister tours of the Family Birth Center
  • Individualized tours of the center for moms
  • Birthing classes

During Your Stay in the Family Birth Center

  • Comfort blankets for the babies*
  • Crocheted or knitted baby booties and hats*
  • Comfort blankets or shawls for the new moms*
             *All handmade by Lima Memorial Auxiliary members
  • In-room photo shoot to capture those first precious days

Going Home

  • Breastfeeding guidance by a certified lactation consultant

Baby on Board

The Lima Memorial Family Birth Center cares about the health and well-being of your baby. That’s why we now offer free car seat safety checks for our newborn families and expectant parents. While installing a car seat may not be simple, it is easy to set up 30-minute appointment with one of our certified car seat instructors.

Our certified instructors will evaluate the car, the car seat and the child to ensure the car seat is appropriate for the child’s height, weight and age. The instructor will make sure the car seat is installed correctly and teach parents how to install a car seat on their own to ensure safe family travels.

For more information about the Lima Memorial Family Birth Center, call 419-998-4570.

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