Family Birthing Unit
What could be more exciting than preparing for the arrival of your new baby? At North Ottawa Community Hospital, we combine expert obstetrics and nursing with tender loving care to create the ideal birthing experience for you, your family and your baby. If you would like to schedule a tour of our Family Birthing Unit please call, 616.847.5512.
Our comfortable, homelike setting enhances family-focused childbirth. Our birthing suites are designed for comfort and privacy while keeping advanced medical care right at hand should it be needed. You will labor, deliver, recover and spend the rest of your postpartum stay all in the same suite. Each suite features a state-of-the-art birthing bed, health monitoring equipment for mother and baby, pull- out couch, recliner, dining furniture and a private bath equipped with a shower and whirlpool tub that can assist in comfort during labor and recovery. Your family members are welcome before, during and after the birth. Visiting guidelines are flexible to suit you and your family’s needs.
Care for your baby is provided at your bedside from the moment he or she is born. We support the concept of “Rooming In,” so you may keep your baby with you at all times to give you and your new family plenty of time for bonding. Or, if you choose, our complete well-baby nursery is also available.
State-of-the-Art Medical Care
Our compassionate and caring staff consists of experienced and knowledgeable obstetric nurses who all have specialized training in many areas including Fetal Monitoring and Infant Resuscitation. We have a Certified Lactation Educator and Certified Childbirth Educator who provide a variety of classes and support groups during your pregnancy, while in the hospital, and after your baby arrives. Twenty-four hour anesthesia coverage is available for those requesting an epidural.
The Family Birthing Unit is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. You can be assured you and your baby will be cared for in the best way possible. We have a surgical suite located within the Family Birthing Unit for mothers requiring a Cesarean Section. After delivery, both mom and baby return directly to their private suite. For your peace of mind, we have a comprehensive infant security alarm system tailored to our specific needs to provide a secure environment. If Level III care is needed, we have a transfer contract with Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids.
We are truly a family-focused birthing unit ensuring cherished memories for mom and dad, grandparents and siblings. You can take comfort knowing that the doctors, certified nurse-midwives, nurses and staff who will care for you and your family are an expert team of professionals with advanced training and many years of experience who love what they do!