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Birthing Options

Whether it’s natural childbirth, epidural or another anesthesia option, or a Cesarean section, we strive to make every birth experience special. Two fully-equipped surgical suites are just steps away within the labor and delivery unit.

The Choice is Yours

We are ready to support you with a variety of birthing options.

Some options include:

  • Your own labor style
  • Natural childbirth
  • Pain-management options
  • Rooming in
  • Quick access to surgical suites if needed

Atrium Birthing Suites

Our birthing suites have been designed for your comfort, with attractive décor, wall coverings, paintings and hardwood floors. You will labor and deliver in this private, home-like environment. 

Each birthing suite includes:

  • Bathroom with a Jacuzzi® tub and shower for hydrotherapy
  • Rocking chair
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Birthing bed
  • Free On-Demand movies
  • Birthing Bars
  • Aromatherapy and Music Therapy

All suites are equipped with current medical technology, which is neatly tucked away out of sight until needed. A cozy seating area in the suite allows your family and friends to stay nearby.

Pre-Delivery Examination Rooms

When you come into the hospital with contractions, you will be examined by a doctor or nurse in one of our pre-delivery exam rooms. These rooms are also used for non-stress tests, preterm labor, bleeding or other issues. Once it is determined that you are in labor, you will be admitted to a birthing suite.

Natural Beginnings Birth Center

Natural Beginnings is a natural childbirth center located within the hospital that focuses on family involvement and wellness and supports the natural process of birth. Learn More.

Cesarean Section (C-section) Rooms

If needed, we can quickly move you into one of two C-section rooms, providing flexibility in emergency situations.

Private Spa

Our private spa, located in the mother and baby care area on the same floor, provides a massage table and large Jacuzzi® tub for alternative therapies. 

Waiting Area

Right next to Registration is the waiting area for family members and friends. Atrium Café, Kobricks (coffee shop) and additional vending machines are available nearby in the main lobby on the first floor.

Massage Therapy

Massage helps you ease the physical and emotional discomforts before, during and after childbirth. 

As a patient in our Family Birth Center, you may take advantage of our complimentary massage therapy services. We offer chair and full body massages in the peaceful surroundings of our spa room or we can bring services to you in your own private room. If you are interested in a massage, please ask your nurse to help you make the arrangements.

Benefits of massage include:

  • Reduced swelling in hands, feet and ankles
  • Lessened sciatic pain
  • Eased muscular discomforts
  • Increased blood circulation
  • Lessened anxiety or depression
  • Release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers
  • Eased stress mothers often feel after birth
  • Promoted healing process

Our licensed massage therapist can also teach you about the benefits of infant massage.

Join Us for a Tour

Get an up-close look at why Atrium's Family Birth Center is so special. See our birthing suites, meet our friendly and experienced staff and learn about the prenatal care services and childbirth education classes we offer before your baby arrives.

Tours are free and begin in the reception area of the third floor of Atrium Medical Center. To register, call (937) 208-BABY (2229)(937) 208-BABY (2229).

Take a Virtual Tour.

During Labor

Upon arriving at the hospital, please go directly to the Family Birth Center on the third floor. After a brief registration, you will be officially admitted to the center. At this point, you will either be quickly examined by a doctor or nurse in the triage room to establish the progress of your labor or immediately escorted to one of six private birthing suites.

Initial Evaluation

As you are admitted into the birthing suite, you will be assigned a team of medical professionals:

  • The OB/GYN physician currently working in labor and delivery or on-call
  • A registered nurse
  • An obstetrician technician

This team will complete an assessment of your condition. They will also request and review the medical information collected by your attending obstetrician’s office during your pregnancy.

For More Information

For a physician referral, call (866) 608-3463(866) 608-3463.

Learn About Childbirth

The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about childbirth. Learn about conditions, treatments, how to prepare for a surgery and much more.

Content Updated: September 1, 2016

These Atrium Medical Center locations offer Maternity Services.
Maternity at Atrium Medical Center
One Medical Center Dr. Middletown, OH  45005
Natural Beginnings at Atrium Medical Center
One Medical Center Dr. Middletown, OH  45005
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