The Miracle of Life Birthing Center offers a family-centered philosophy of care. Our mission is to provide care that best meets the physical, educational, spiritual and emotional needs of new mothers, families and support persons.
All private Labor, Delivery, Recover and Postpartum (LDRP) suites offer a comfortable, family-centered environment. We offer couplet care where the same nurse will care for you and your newborn. Healthy newborns remain in the room with their mothers. Staff interact and provide care in a manner that accommodates the patient's needs. Mothers and newborns are able to remain in the same room from adfmission to discharge. Lactation consultants are on site to help mothers with breastfeeding.
All Birthing Center obstetricians and gynecologists are board certified. There is an obstetrician on site in the Birthing Center 24 hours a day. In addition, St. Mary Mercy has certified-nurse midwives who offer care to women of all ages. Nurse midwives use evidence-based practices in comprehensive women's health, including labor management and vaginal deliveries.
Neonatology personnel (specialists in newborn care) are on site 24 hours a day. There is 24-hour Anesthesia coverage in the Birthing Center to provide epidural anesthesia as needed.
These guidelines are to provide a safe and supportive environment for our moms and babies. Our goal in the Miracle of Life Birthing Center is to coordinate visitors and medical/nursing care - to allow for the needed rest and recovery, as well as the privacy and security, of mom, baby, and family.
For more information on the Birthing Center, tours, childbirth classes or mother-baby nursing, please call the Marian Women's Center at 734-655-1023.