Delivering Your Baby Closer to Home

Expectant mothers want the best care for themselves and their babies, but shouldn’t have to travel great distances to receive great care. University Hospitals offers expert care at seven birthing centers across the state of Ohio, bringing knowledgeable specialists, experienced staff and state-of-the-art facilities closer to you.

UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital Birth Center

University Hospitals MacDonald Women’s Hospital is a Level III Regional Perinatal Center, offering the highest level of maternity care. We offer nationally renowned obstetricians, gynecologists, physicians and nurse midwives, state-of-the-art facilities and family-centered care for women and newborns. Here, every new mother can be assured she and her baby will receive the optimal level of care for every pregnancy and childbirth. With our nationally ranked, Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) just steps away, top newborn specialists are close by in the event your baby needs special care. UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital is a Baby Friendly Hospital.

UH Elyria Medical Center Birth Center 

University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center’s Family Birth Center is located in Elyria, Ohio. Our doctors, midwives and maternity staff strive is to provide a memorable and fulfilling childbirth experience for expectant mothers and families in a comfortable, advanced care setting. We have 18 maternity suites and two surgical suites in the event a cesarean (c-section) delivery is necessary. The birth center also includes a Level II nursery with specially trained nurses and physicians for any babies who need special attention. UH Elyria Medical Center is a Baby-Friendly Hospital.

UH Geauga Medical Center Birth Center

Mothers who deliver their babies at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center receive top care for themselves and their babies. The department’s medical team is made up of board-certified obstetricians and nurses in addition to pediatricians and two on-site neonatologists (newborn specialists) from UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. The Center for Women’s Health features all-private rooms and bathrooms with the comforts of home.

UH Parma Medical Center Birth Center

University Hospitals Parma Medical Center in Parma, Ohio, offers expert medical care combined with private, comfortable birthing suites and postpartum rooms in a home-like setting so families can bond. We also house a Level I nursery when mothers need to rest. In the event a mother or baby requires advanced care, we have access to neonatal nurse practitioners from UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

UH Portage Medical Center Birth Center

The Family Birthing Center at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center is located in Ravenna, Ohio, and offers private labor, delivery and recovery birthing rooms in a family-friendly environment. Knowledgeable and highly trained OB physicians and nurse-midwives — along with the latest technology and equipment — support mothers and babies before, during and after delivery.

UH Samaritan Medical Center Birth Center

The Birthing Unit at University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center is located in Ashland, Ohio. Our specialized team of doctors and maternity staff is committed to providing a personalized, family-centered experience in a comfortable, private, homelike setting.

UH St. John Medical Center Birth Center and Holistic Birthing Center

Parents who choose to have their babies at UH St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Ohio, experience personalized care and support for their birth process preferences in a secure, nurturing environment. Our private family birthing suites for labor, childbirth, recovery and postpartum care are equipped with everything needed for a safe, satisfying experience. Our Holistic Birthing Center offers an intimate, spa-like setting for natural delivery for low risk, healthy moms who want a homebirth experience with as little intervention as possible — with the safety net and resources of a hospital. Our highly trained physicians, certified nurse-midwives and staff collaborate to support your unique needs every step of the way.