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. 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.
Miracle of Life Birthing Center LDRP Room
Special Visiting Hours/Protocol
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.
General Visiting Hours: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Father, or a designated significant other, may visit 24/7
- One adult only may sleep over, a sleeping couch is available
- Siblings of any age are welcome to visit during general visiting hours, accompanied by an adult
- All other visitors must be at least 12 years old
- Visitors to the nursery are allowed, one at a time, and accompanied by a baby-banded parent.
- To prevent infection, nursery visitors must be a minimum of 14 years old.
Visitors to the Labor/Delivery Room
- The patient will designate three (3) support persons that may remain during the delivery.
- Privacy policies require other family members or visitors to use the waiting room or South Lobby; they may visit after the delivery for one (1) hour, as patient permits.
- Siblings of newborn may visit in the labor room briefly if the mother so desires; an adult other than the designated support person must accompany any sibling under 12 years old.
- Siblings under 12 years of age are not allowed to stay in the room for delivery, but may visit during the recovery period. After delivery, only one (1) person may remain with mom/baby overnight.
- If a cesearean birth is necessary, only one (1) person will be allowed to accompany the mother to delivery, if the patient's condition allows.
For more information on the Birthing Center, tours, childbirth classes or mother-baby nursing, please call the Marian Women's Center at 734-655-1100.