Natural Beginnings

Natural Beginnings Provides New Mothers with a Holistic Approach to Childbirth

For new moms with single pregnancies and low-risks of complication, University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center Family Birth Center offers Natural Beginnings—a holistic birth experience. Many expectant parents wish to return to a more simplistic method of childbirth, with more natural birthing options and without the use of medical or chemical interventions.

Understanding the Natural Beginnings Option

As a holistic birth experience, Natural Beginnings care is provided by licensed and registered certified nurse midwives and the process takes place within the Family Birth Center at UH Elyria Medical Center. This effective program is safe and shortens the length of the patient’s hospital stay. Women who participate in this program work with a midwife to choose their healthcare providers, preferred pain management techniques and level of medical interventions to create their own specialized birth plan. Often, our patients choose music therapy, hypnosis, massage and other holistic therapies to relax them during the birth experience.

Experience Natural Beginnings With UH Elyria Medical Center Family Birth Center

All patients must participate in an orientation and education session prior to admission to the Natural Beginnings program. During this one-hour class, women and their family will have the opportunity to discuss any questions they have about the program. Informational booklets will be provided to help guide discussion with a registered nurse and also help each patient determine their specific birth plan.

Our practices are consistent with the Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Issues (AWHONN) and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). UH Elyria Medical Center is accredited with the Ohio Department of Health.

For more information and to find out if you are eligible for the Natural Beginnings program, please call 440-329-7516.

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