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 first facility in the region to provide “single-room maternity care” birthing suites, expectant moms can experience labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum care all in the same room and the same bed. This allows for a warm, caring, family environment with all of the comforts of home. Our birthing suites have private bathrooms with showers and / or whirlpool tubs for those who wish to labor in water. Our spacious birthing suites also have a sofa bed for your support person to sleep, 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.

We want you to feel reassured you are getting the best care possible. Experienced nurses offer comfort and encouragement throughout the entire birthing process. Our experienced staff will see you through the labor and delivery process from the very beginning of labor until you go home with your newborn. Our pediatric hospitalist and anesthesia team are available 24/7 for you and your baby. Lactation consultants and counselors are available to assist with breastfeeding during your stay in the Family Birth Center and in our outpatient clinic as you need after discharge. Your first stop after leaving the hospital should be home. We will fill all of your prescriptions from our outpatient pharmacy before you are discharged to home. 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.

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, 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 convenient waiting room is 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.

Click here for more information about Lima Memorial Level II neonatal nursery.

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. Click here for more information.

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 meet the needs of expectant parents through all 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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