UH Elyria Medical Center Birthing Services

Labor and delivery services for UH Elyria OB-GYN patients will be offered at UH St. John Medical Center in Westlake beginning Nov. 1.

This reorganization creates a center of excellence for labor and delivery in the UH Western Region that will enhance the quality of care for our patients by concentrating services at one location to increase patient volume. National studies confirm that increasing the number of similar procedures at a hospital improves patient care, patient safety and patient experience.


Services Available at UH Elyria Medical Center

UH Elyria OB-GYN patients can continue to receive pregnancy and post-delivery care at UH Elyria Medical Center and UH Medical Practice, in addition to women’s and children’s services, including:

  • OB-GYN physician and midwife care
  • Lactation consultation and support
  • The Hampson Mole Breast Health Suite
  • GYN and breast surgical services
  • Pediatric emergency services in the UH Rainbow-branded Emergency Department on the UH Elyria campus

An expansion of onsite services also is planned for at-risk pregnant women, pregnant women with diabetes and pregnant women with medical complications.

Services Available at St. John Medical Center

UH St. John has a high level of expertise in delivering babies and the full support of onsite UH Rainbow pediatricians 24 hours a day.

Family birthing suites at UH St. John Medical Center offer single-room maternity care. The mother stays in the same room for labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum. The support person can stay with the mother the entire hospital stay.


Holistic Birth Center

The holistic birth center at UH St. John Medical Center Family Suites provides a familiar, warm and homelike environment where families can experience birth. The holistic birth center is designed for the low-risk mother and healthy baby. We offer services such as hydrotherapy, music therapy, aromatherapy and massage therapy to provide women and their families with a natural and satisfying childbirth experience.