Maternity & Newborn

The UMC Family Birth Center treated me like family.

When I walked in, I was well taken care of.

Maternity & Newborn


Welcome to the

UMC Family Birth Center

Housed in UMC’s new East Tower facility, the UMC Family Birth Center is the ideal place to have your baby. The East Tower was designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. It features state of the art construction and equipment to make your birthing experience the best it can be.

Grand Beginnings Pre-Registration

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Family-Centered Maternity Care

The birth of your baby represents the birth of a family as well. Husbands and wives become fathers and mothers. With these new roles come many questions, and a new mother may not know where to go for answers. That is why UMC now offers Family-Centered Maternity Care.

Jeffrey and Betsy Ross

Jeffrey and Betsy Ross received the surprise of a lifetime when they find out that Betsy was pregnant. They knew that when and if they were able to have children, they would deliver them at UMC. They recount their wonderful experience in this video.

Visitation Guidelines

Welcome to the UMC Family Birth Center. We are happy to share in this exciting time with you, your family and friends.

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Physician Finder

Find a physician who can provide you with the very best care with our new, easy-to-use Physician Finder tool.

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Classes & Events

Childbirth, breastfeeding, childcare basics and more!

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Our Mission

The mission of Family-Centered Maternity Care is to provide a unique birth experience with an emphasis on quality and compassion in a family-centered environment, all while keeping in mind the goal to achieve a healthy outcome for the whole family.

Personalized Care

As the mother, it is your decision when your baby leaves the room. The newborn is able to remain at your side during visiting hours, routine check-ups, nursing care, and shift changes.

In fact, pediatricians will examine your baby and perform hearing screens at your bedside so that you are able to ask any questions you might have.

Each morning, a nurse helps you plan your daily schedule making sure to accommodate your preferred support givers. Your nurse is also available to answer any questions and to help care for you and your baby together. An optional afternoon “Siesta Time” provides quiet time for mother and baby to rest.

Becoming a mother is your experience. At UMC, you decide how to make it right for you. You have the choice between state-of-the-art technology, natural techniques, or a mix of complimentary therapies to make your delivery best for you.

Family Involvement

UMC's atmosphere has shifted in order for family members to enjoy the same comfort and conveniences as patients, including sofas, a lounge, and much more. There is even a new entrance specially designed to be used exclusively for expecting and new mothers.

It is a comfort, as well as a benefit, having your family close by. The father, or chosen support givers, receive better education and can help you care for your baby in the hospital as well as at home.

Benefits to Family-Centered Maternity Care

  • Smoother adjustment
  • Better communication
  • More confidence through better education
  • Peace of mind having your baby by your side
  • Breastfeeding is easier and likely to be more successful
  • Your baby will cry less and will be more stable at your side
  • No special moments are missed
  • Family bonding is promoted
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Outstanding Patient Experience Award Healthgrades
2016 Women's Choice Award
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