Family Birth Center
University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center Offers a Convenient Family Birth Center Close to Home
Due to concerns about seasonal respiratory illness, we are prohibiting visitation by children under the age of 12 who are not immediate family (brothers or sisters) of the baby, or anyone with flu-like symptoms (such as fevers, chills, coughing, or sore throat) until further notice.
Expecting a baby is a joyful time that brings excitement and anticipation. At UH Elyria Medical Center’s Family Birth Center, our goal is to provide a memorable and fulfilling experience while welcoming a newborn. We understand that new parents have many questions, so our knowledgeable and caring staff are available to assist and offer answers whenever needed.
The journey to motherhood includes many decisions, from naming the baby to what color to paint the nursery. Choosing to deliver a baby at UH Elyria Medical Center’s Family Birth Center is a decision that will ensure that both mother and baby will receive the best birthing experience and care possible.
Advanced Care in a Comfortable Environment
Every maternity suite at UH Elyria Medical Center’s Family Birth Center is specifically designed to deliver efficient care. If a Cesarean delivery is necessary, two surgical suites are nearby with certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) on-call 24 hours a day. The birth center also includes a Level II nursery with specially trained nurses and physicians for babies who need special care.
In the Family Birth Center, patients experience the joy of childbirth — from labor and delivery to recovery and postpartum care—in one of our 18 spacious maternity suites. Each suite is decorated to look like home while continuing to provide the safety and technology of our award-winning hospital. Additional room features include:
- Guaranteed privacy—our maternity suites are all private rooms, and include a private bathroom
- Hydrotherapy in one of our six rooms equipped with specialty whirlpool tubs
- Dedicated area for the new baby to receive care and treatment following the delivery, without leaving the room
- Special accommodations for Dad or another family member to stay with the new mother for the entire length of her stay
After Baby Arrives
New mothers are encouraged to keep babies with them in the room; however, the newborn nursery is also available. Keeping baby close provides the opportunity to practice infant care with assistance from a licensed nurse. Dad, or support persons, are also encouraged to get involved in the newborn's care. In addition, lactation consultants are available to assist with breastfeeding.
A Secure Environment for a Growing Family
UH Elyria Medical Center is committed to infant security within the Family Birth Center. Through the use of a high-tech security system, obstetrics staff members will know where each baby is at all times. Special entrances with control doors prohibit non-authorized persons from entering the unit. Those permitted to enter must supply a special pin number and palm print identification. Visitors may enter through the main visitor lobby but may only be granted access into the unit by our personnel.
For more information about the UH Elyria Medical Center Family Birth Center, located at 630 East River Street Elyria, Ohio 44035, please call 440-329-7516 or to schedule a tour, call 440-329-7466.