What to Know For Your Stay
Your Birth Experience
Our goal is to give you the birth experience that you’ve envisioned.
We encourage you to contact Birth Center staff at any point during your
pregnancy to discuss your birthing preferences and we will be happy to
assist you in planning for your big day. And, if things don't go quite
as planned, we have that covered too.
Baby Friendly Hospital
Marshall observes the World Health Organization's Baby Friendly practices,
which emphasize, among other things, mom-baby skin-to-skin contact immediately
following a healthy birth, breastfeeding support and a family oriented
experience. In all of our services, your personal preferences are our priority.
Birth Center Security Measures
We provide a safe and secure environment for you to deliver your baby.
We maintain limited access through controlled entry and departure from
our unit, for your safety and that of your baby.
Families and friends naturally want to share in your joy, and you want
to share it. Here are some pointers for you and to share with potential visitors:
- Assuming a normal delivery, you will likely be at the Birth Center for
a very short window of time and that time is best used for immediate family
and bonding with your baby. We recommend encouraging extended family and
friends to visit you at home.
- For your safety, no more than three people, plus mom, are allowed in the
delivery room. If a child will be in the room, there must be an adult
to care for the child.
- We have a comfortable waiting room for visitors.
- We encourage visiting between the hours 12 noon and 9 p.m. These hours
do not apply to your support person, other parent, grandparents and siblings
of the newborn.
- Children under 12 are not permitted in the Birth Center (except for siblings
of the newborn).
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Marshall Medical