What to Know for Your Stay

What to Know For Your Stay

pregnant motherYour Birth Experience

Our goal is to give you the birth experience that you’ve been envisioning. 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.

About Visitors

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 Center at (530) 622-1441.