2019 Greater Cincinnati’s Birthing Facilities Guide

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Your new bundle is on the way, congratulations! Here is your guide to some of the best hospitals in the Greater Cincinnati area to get you started on your new journey!

BETHESDA NORTH HOSPITAL
10500 Montgomery Road
513-865-1111 • trihealth.com/womens

BIRTHS PER YEAR: 3,881
(Please check back for more info as it becomes available.)

MERCY HEALTH WEST HOSPITAL
3300 Mercy Health Blvd.
513-215-2030 • mercy.com

BIRTHS PER YEAR: 700-800
LDR/LDRP: LDR (with a separate postpartum unit)
CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE: Yes
CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT: Yes
NICU LEVEL: Level II NICU Special Care Nursery
ADDITIONAL FEATURES: Natural birth room; midwifery clinic; regular OB clinic; behavioral health specialist; private suites in the special care nursery.

PREMIER HEALTH ATRIUM MEDICAL CENTER
One Medical Center Drive, Middletown
513-424-2111 • atriummedcenter.org/maternity

BIRTHS PER YEAR: 950
LDR/LDRP: LDR in the Family Birth Center and LDRP in the Natural Beginnings Birth Center
CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE: Yes
CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT: Yes
NICU LEVEL: Level II Special Care Nursery
ADDITIONAL FEATURES: Offers rooming-in, so moms and babies are together; childbirth and family education classes; flexible birthing options, a variety of laboring and birthing aids; private and relaxing place for labor and birth; and post-delivery massage therapy. We also offer Natural Beginnings, the only natural birth center in the greater Cincinnati area.

ST. ELIZABETH HEALTHCARE’S THE FAMILY BIRTH PLACE
1 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood
859-301-2000 • stelizabeth.com

BIRTHS PER YEAR: 4,400+
LDR/LDRP: LDRP
CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE: Yes
CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT: Yes
NICU LEVEL: Level III NICU
ADDITIONAL FEATURES: Beautiful birthing suites with your comfort in mind; high-risk patients cared for within unit; Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission; certified nurse midwives on staff; board certified lactation consultants on staff; certified clinical aromatherapists on staff.

UC HEALTH UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI MEDICAL CENTER
234 Goodman St.
513-584-1000 • uchealth.com/womens-health

BIRTHS PER YEAR: 2,400+
LDR/LDRP: LDR (with a separate postpartum unit)
CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE: Yes (provide prenatal care)
CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT: Yes
NICU LEVEL: Level III NICU
ADDITIONAL FEATURES: Family-centered care; private, spacious birthing
suites; maternal fetal medicine specialists on-staff; OB Emergency Services available 24/7; Centering Pregnancy and Daddy Boot Camp programs provided; Perinatal Certified by The Joint Commission; baby-friendly designation by the World Health Organization.

UC HEALTH WEST CHESTER HOSPITAL
7700 University Drive, West Chester
513-298-3000 • uchealth.com.westchesterhospital/services/maternity-services/

BIRTHS PER YEAR: 980
LDR/LDRP: LDR (with a separate postpartum unit)
CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE: No
CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT: Yes
NICU LEVEL: Level II
ADDITIONAL FEATURES: Family-centered care; private, spacious birthing suites; maternal fetal medicine specialists on-staff; Level IIB Special Care Nursery; weekly Baby Café breastfeeding classes; special dinner for parents the night before discharge; birthday cakes for newborns.

MERCY HEALTH FAIRFIELD HOSPITAL
3000 Mack Road, Fairfield
513-870-7000 • mercy.com

BIRTHS PER YEAR: 1500
LDR/LDRP: LDR (with a separate postpartum unit)
CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE: Yes
CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT: Yes
NICU LEVEL: Level II B NICU Special Care Nursery
ADDITIONAL FEATURES: Special care nursery; four bed triage unit; all labor and delivery staff certified in external fetal monitoring; many staff certified in in-patient obstetrics and neonatal nurses are also certified in low-risk neonatal care; prenatal clinic staffed by nurses; all staff cross-training.

THE CHRIST HOSPITAL
2139 Auburn Ave.
513-585-2000 • thechristhospital.com

BIRTHS PER YEAR: 3,050
LDR/LDRP: LDR
CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE: Yes
CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT: Yes
NICU LEVEL: Level II NICU Special Care
ADDITIONAL FEATURES: Private rooms, hydrotherapy, free sleep sack, gentle C-section, seven day lactation support, nitrous oxide, 24-hour neonatologist, natural childbirth supported, childbirth prep and breastfeeding classes, wireless fetal monitoring, Baby Café – free breastfeeding support group, room-service style nutrition.

FORT HAMILTON HOSPITAL
630 Eaton Ave., Hamilton
513-867-2000 • ketteringhealth.org

BIRTHS PER YEAR: 600
LDR/LDRP: LDRP
CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE: Yes
CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT: Yes
NICU LEVEL: Level II Special Care Nursery (SCN)
ADDITIONAL FEATURES: The newly renovated Special Care Nursery with eight private rooms offers moms and babies around-the-clock access to neonatologists, specialized nurses and state-of the-art equipment. The labor and delivery suites are spacious and private to accommodate Mom, Baby and a support person.

GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL
375 Dixmyth Ave.
513-862-1400 • trihealth.com/womens

LDR/LDRP: LDRP
CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE: 58 “Mother Baby” suites
CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT: Yes
NICU LEVEL: Level III NICU
ADDITIONAL FEATURES: A newly renovated and expanded triage unit with valet parking, bedside registration and concierge services. All-private rooms with spacious birthing suites and room-service style nutrition services’ provide 24-hour in-house coverage for anesthesia, OB and neonatologist/ Neonatal; provide Family-Centered Care and promote hydrotherapy and natural birthing options. Kangaroo Care available for moms and babies without complications to promote bonding, temperature regulation and breastfeeding success. Provides 24-hour support by Maternal Fetal Medicine Physicians. Specializes in patients with congenital or acquired heart disease with the Center for Maternal Cardiac Care; Magnet Hospital, received Perinatal Certification by the Joint Commission.

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP BIRTHING CENTER
6939 Cox Road, Liberty Township
513-585-2000 • thechristhospital.com

BIRTHS PER YEAR: 425
LDR/LDRP: LDRP
CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE: Yes
CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT: Yes
NICU LEVEL: Level II Special Care
ADDITIONAL FEATURES: Single-room care in one of nine LDRP rooms with kitchenette; private, special care nursery rooms; two dedicated C-Section birthing rooms; gentle C-Section; the region’s only C-Section viewing room allowing families to be in a room adjacent to the operating room and
watch a planned C-section through a window with prior permission from the doctor; hydrotherapy and extra-large showers with seats for moms planning a natural childbirth; inpatient and outpatient lactation services; room-service style nutrition service; free sleep sack; childbirth prep and breastfeeding classes; wireless fetal monitoring; Baby Café – free breastfeeding support group.

MERCY HEALTH ANDERSON HOSPITAL
7500 State Road
513-624-4500 • mercy.com

BIRTHS PER YEAR: 1,900
LDR/LDRP: LDRP
CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE: Yes
CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT: Yes
NICU LEVEL: Level II Special Care Nursery
ADDITIONAL FEATURES: 24-hour in-house OB coverage; 24-hour in-house anesthesia coverage; baby friendly, neonatal nurse practitioner; 100% certification of labor nurses on electronic fetal monitoring; nitrous oxide for labor pain relief; natural birth friendly hospital; hydrotherapy for labor pain relief.

NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (NICU) SERVICES KEY:

Level I: Facility provides basic care for uncomplicated maternity and neonatal patients who are low-risk.

Level II-Obstetric: Facility provides a broad range of maternal-fetal services for normal patients and for those with mild or moderate obstetric illnesses or complications.

Level II-Neonatal: Facility provides specialty services for infants born at or beyond 32 weeks who have problems that are expected to resolve rapidly and are not anticipated to need subspecialty care on an urgent basis. These units provide care for babies convalescing after intensive care.

Level III-Obstetric: A broad range of maternal-fetal services for normal patients and those in need of intensive care. Can handle deliveries for all gestational ages.

Level III-Neonatal: Provides care for infants born less than 32 weeks or have complex medical conditions. These units have the means to provide life support for as long as needed.

Level IV-Neonatal: Has capabilities of Level III units with additional functions and considerable experience in the care of the most complex and critically ill newborns. Pediatric medical and surgical specialty consultants are on site 24 hours per day. Can provide surgeries for complex conditions.

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, a military wife and mom of two. If you don't see her writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.

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