Health Services

The Birthing Center

Our Birthing Center reflects today’s state-of-the-art patient care with a warm, intimate atmosphere designed for mothers but enjoyed by all. Our unique, family-centric facility includes:

  • Private labor suites with bathroom, shower and hydrotherapy (whirlpool)
  • Comfortable sitting room and family waiting area
  • Private postpartum rooms
  • Practice skin to skin after delivery
  • Overnight accommodations and meals provided for your designated support person
  • Flatscreen TVs
  • 24-hour secured unit (access is limited at discretion of patient)
  • Free Wifi
  • Brahm’s Lullaby played over-head, announcing your baby’s arrival to the whole hospital
  • Evidence-based practice of nationally-recommended protocols
  • Operating room within the Birthing Center
  • Anesthesia support as needed
  • 2 Certified Nurse Midwives, and 4 OBGYN’s
  • Childbirth Education Classes offered
  • Certified Lactation Counselors on staff
  • Postpartum lactation support
  • Immunization Action Coalition: Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll
  • Participated in Safe Motherhood Initiative
  • Participating in NYS Obstetric Hemorrhage Project
  • Electronic Fetal Monitoring certified providers and nurses on staff
  • Recipient of the IBCLC Care Award for the past 3½ years
  • Designated Milk Depot for breast milk donors

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The following information pertains to Nathan Littauer Hospital’s Visitation Restrictions:

7.2.4 Birthing Center: Visiting hours in the Birthing Center following delivery will be from noon until 8:00 p.m. No visitor under the age of 18, unless they are a sibling of the newborn. Labor and Delivery: Two designated support people, which may include a doula, are allowed to be with the patient throughout labor and delivery. They cannot switch-out.

Antepartum and Postpartum: One designated support person may remain with the patient throughout their hospital stay. Only two (2) visitors at a time, not including the designated support person for siblings. Siblings of the newborn may visit during posted visiting hours but may only stay for one hour per day. Antepartum Testing: For patients having antepartum testing, one support person may accompany the patient.

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For more information or to schedule a tour of our Birthing Center, give us a call at (518) 773-5710.