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Cadillac Hospital Family Birth Center

A maternity patient and her nurse at Cadillac Hospital

The safe arrival of your baby means everything to you. At Cadillac Hospital’s Family Birth Center, where our compassionate health care team serves as leaders in maternal quality and safety, it’s also our greatest priority. Every member of our experienced maternity staff is required to be certified in fetal monitoring and many team members hold additional specialty certifications related to obstetrics and newborn care. You and your baby are in the very best hands when you deliver at our Family Birth Center.

Each year, more than 300 births take place at our Family Birth Center, a calming, home-like environment that allows our families to experience labor, delivery, postpartum, and recovery all in one comfortable room. You can expect an expert team that truly cares about you, your baby, and your family. We are passionate about what we do and are dedicated to doing everything we can to provide the childbirth experience you’ve been planning. And our families let us know how we’re doing – we are proud to routinely receive high ratings from our patients.

Family Birth Center Tour

In this video, Cadillac Hospital President Tonya Smith and Family Birth Center Manager Lori Barnes provide a tour of the hospital's maternity unit.

To schedule your own tour, call us at 231-876-7820.

Awards and Recognition

Our commitment to ensuring safety throughout labor, delivery, and recovery is behind our numerous awards and recognition. It’s also the reason why health care teams at other hospitals reach out to us, to learn how best to care for growing families. Our team recently has been recognized in the following ways:

  • Gold designation from the Michigan Alliance for Innovation for Maternal Health
  • Achievement of all newborn screening performance goals set by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll, from the Immunization Action Coalition

Preparing for the Big Day

We offer the following as you prepare to welcome your new baby:

  • Childbirth education classes that focus on physiological techniques for natural labor and delivery – you will learn how to work with your body to achieve the birth experience you desire
  • Tours of the maternity unit
  • One-on-one meetings to prepare for your scheduled C-section, to best prepare for postpartum and a seamless recovery

Labor and Delivery

Here’s what to expect with your childbirth experience at the Birth Center:

  • One-to-one registered nursing care during active labor
  • Locked maternity unit that provides safety and security.
  • A home-like environment featuring large, private patient rooms with all new furnishings, artwork, and furniture (including reclining sofas and chairs for your support person)
  • For those who qualify, NOVII fetal monitoring is a wireless device that allows you to easily get up and move around while in labor
  • Water therapy, including a Jacuzzi tub and massage showers
  • Variety of pain management options including intrathecal, epidural, IV sedation, and nitrous (coming summer 2019)
  • Extended visitation for patients who are in labor, to further support you and your support person
  • Dedicated space within our maternity unit for C-sections, providing a smooth continuum of care as well as recovery in your own room in the Birth Center

Your Baby is Here!

Following childbirth, we provide:

  • “Golden Hour” immediately following birth, which allows you and your support person to bond with your baby
  • Choice of a “Queen’s Meal” – a gourmet meal –  or a fruit basket to both you and your support person
  • Support from nurses who teach, demonstrate, and help you and your family learn more about: bathing, dressing, and feeding your infant; safety, health, and wellness; and understanding your baby’s emotional and developmental needs
  • A transitional nursery for babies, should yours require additional monitoring and care
  • Support group called Baby Steps, led by a nurse specializing in postpartum depression, for those seeking this assistance
  • Online support from Healthy Futures, a free family support program that helps answer questions and assists families in finding services and resources in the community
  • Hearing and critical congenital heart disease screenings for all newborns, and breastfeeding support programs for all new moms

Please let us know how we can assist in your childbirth planning. We look forward to hearing from you! If you have questions or would like to schedule a tour, please call 231-876-7820.