Maternity

Personalized Birth Plans for Women

Giving women a voice in their labor and delivery options

At CMH, we strive to give all women a personalized birthing experience based on their delivery plan, and their wants and needs. Our physicians and staff stay on the pulse of the latest labor and delivery trends and continually bring them to our local community and patients.

The Family Birth Place is an award-winning, home-like environment where women deliver their babies and recuperate alongside them in the same room under the direction of skilled obstetric nurses. We offer private rooms and bathrooms, the choice of male or female obstetricians or midwives, and the full range of optional pain control methods for women in labor.

The Family Birth Place was one of only 19 obstetrical units in New York State to receive the Special Delivery Award. Presented by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, this award is given to hospitals with 90% of staff certified in neonatal resuscitation. CMH received the award with 100% of professional staff certified in this lifesaving procedure for newborn babies, and we make sure every professional in the unit is re-certified every two years.

To promote family bonding, The Family Birth Place has “Quiet Hours”between 1pm and 4pm daily. During this time, mothers and partners receive education from nurses on how to care for their new baby once they return home, and we set aside time to allow mothers to rest, recuperate and regain their strength. Patients are able to welcome visitors between 11am-1pm and 4pm-8pm.

We also offer child birth classes to familiarize mothers and partners with the unit and help prepare for the arrival of their new baby. Please contact The Family Birth Place with any questions, to schedule a tour, or to sign up for a child birth class.

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Learn more about CMH Family Care and Primary Care.