UH Samaritan Birthing and Women’s Unit Provides Personalized, Quality Care and Education

Samaritan’s Birthing and Women’s Unit is committed to providing personalized women’s care. Our team uses a family-centered mother and baby care philosophy, as well as quality post-operative care for gynecological surgery patients. We tailor care and education based on each patient’s individualized needs.

Our staff incorporates modern technology and security in comfortable and pleasant surroundings. We stay abreast of current trends and techniques to assist you during your birthing experience. The Birthing and Women’s Unit team of specialized caregivers are excited to welcome you and your family and will make you feel right at home.

Childbirth is a significant event in the life of a family. We recognize the importance of involving family and friends during this milestone and our team of caregivers are dedicated to ensuring that your stay on our unit is a positive experience.

Meet Our Team

Our comprehensive women’s health services are led by a team of five physicians with years of experience. These physicians are supported by our skilled nurses at the hospital’s Birthing and Women’s Unit where we care for both obstetrical patients and gynecological surgery patients.

Childbirth Education

For an optimal birthing experience, we offer Childbirth Education Programs. Whether you are a rookie or a seasoned veteran, we encourage you to take advantage of these classes.

Childbirth Preparation Class

Certified childbirth educators will cover:

  • Signs and stages of labor
  • Relaxation and breathing techniques
  • Pain management and epidural anesthesia
  • Postpartum and newborn care
  • Car seat safety
  • Breastfeeding

We offer classes that meet once a week over a four-week session. We also offer a condensed one-day, seven-hour class that meets on Saturdays.

Find a class that fits your schedule.

Fee for the class series: $40. Please call us for class fee assistance due to financial hardship.

Learn More About UH Samaritan Birthing and Women’s Unit

Have questions about what to bring with you for delivery of your baby? See our checklist to plan and pack for your trip to the hospital.

Watch a video tour of the Birthing and Women’s Unit.

Baby Box

Expectant parents in Ohio can take an online course through Baby Box University to earn a Baby Box, a durable cardboard box that can be used as a baby’s bed for the first months of life.

The box also includes baby care products such as diapers, baby wipes, breastfeeding items, onesies, and more.

The goal of this free program is to lower infant mortality rates in Ohio by providing a safe sleeping arrangement.

The Birthing and Women’s Unit is located on the Fourth Floor of UH Samaritan Medical Center, 1025 Center St., Ashland, OH 44805.

General visiting hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. The baby’s father or the mother’s designated significant other may visit at any time. Two people are welcome in the room at the time of delivery.

Quiet Time is from 2 – 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. – 6 a.m. daily.

We offer tours on request; please call to schedule.

To contact us, call 419-207-2438 or 1-800-257-9917, ext. 2438.