​Birthing centers

While you've been expecting baby, we've been expecting you! We're here to make your birth experience as memorable and safe as possible.

At The Christ Hospital Health Network, we're building your experience on more than 125 years of maternity care. And, we know that every woman's needs are different. Our birthing centers provide the highest quality medical expertise in a calm, welcoming setting—all close to home.

Where to have your baby is an important decision for you and your family. That's why women in the Greater Cincinnati region choose the birthing centers of The Christ Hospital Health Network in Mt. Auburn and in Liberty Township.

Our birthing experience is designed to give you as many options as possible. You can count on comfort, compassion, and doctors and nurses renowned for specialized skills and advanced training—all working hard to support your family during this very special time.

Family-centered care

This next phase of your life—parenthood—promises excitement, wonder and lots of cuddles. The labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum care you receive at our Birthing Centers helps your entire family start this exciting phase of your life healthy and confident.

We offer custom services and amenities at both of our centers, including:

  • Private, comfortable and secure labor and delivery rooms, and mom-baby recovery rooms

  • Relaxing rooms and décor with private space for families and healthy babies

  • Gentle C-Section

  • Level II Special Care Nursery 

  • Breastfeeding support

  • Seven-day-a-week lactation services and a lactation boutique

  • Childbirth classes & resources

  • Hydrotherapy (the use of warm water during labor as a comfort measure)

  • Room-service-style nutrition services

  • Nitrous oxide

  • Triage area for evaluation 

  • 24 hour neonatologist coverage

Exceptional maternity care

Our highly trained, compassionate maternity specialists work together to ensure you and your baby are safe, secure and in skilled hands while you're in our care.

Your care team may include:

  • Physicians (including high-risk obstetricians on call 24-hours a day, seven days a week)

  • Certified nurse mid-wives

  • Certified nurse anesthetists

  • Neonatal nurse practitioners

  • Registered nurses

After your delivery, lactation consultants and specially trained nurses are here to assist you with your newborn and to answer questions.

Preparing for baby

Online registration is now available for a variety of childbirth classes. (Please note by clicking this link, you’re leaving The Christ Hospital Health Network website and will be registering through Eventbrite.com). 

Learn more about how to prepare for baby by downloading valuable resource guides for childbirth, newborn care, breastfeeding, and infant safety.

Newborn Insurance

In order to make sure that your newborn is sufficiently covered by insurance prior to your delivery, we ask that all expectant mothers delivering at The Christ Hospital fill out the Mother/Infant registration form prior to delivery. Please download, complete and return this form to your obstetrician's office. 

Welcoming baby 

When the big day arrives, your birthing center care team will be ready, partnering with you to make this special experience everything your family expects. All care for the baby, from baths to exams, will be done in-room as you and your family learn about, and bond with, your new addition. Some women may also choose to bring a doula with them—also known as a birth companion or post-birth supporter.

If an unexpected complication occurs, high-risk obstetricians are on call 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Our Level II Special Care Nursery provides newborns specialized care and attention so they get the best start possible. Newborns as early as 32 weeks or with moderate medical problems receive individualized care from our experienced staff. We know it's hard if your newborn must stay in the hospital past your discharge - that's why we offer guest rooms for immediate family at no charge.

Let us help you prepare to greet the newest member of your family. Talk to your doctor and plan a visit soon.

Find an obstetrician at The Christ Hospital Health Network.