Birth Centers


Welcoming Babies, Caring for Mothers, Serving Families

Marian Fuller, MD holding a newborn baby. We love babies and we’re excited to help you meet your new baby. Munson Healthcare hospitals in Cadillac, Charlevoix, Gaylord, Grayling, and Traverse City have comfortable, home-like birth centers, staffed by experts certified in obstetrical and newborn care. From a healthy pregnancy, childbirth preparation, and a safe delivery to the first precious days with your child, we will be at your side to answer your questions, provide expert medical care, and get your family off to a great start.

A Lifetime Memory

The birth of your child is something you will remember for the rest of your life – so we want the experience to be a wonderful memory for you. We will help you be confident and comfortable each step of the way to parenthood. The safety of each mother and each child is our first priority. Each of our birthing centers provides warm, personalized, family-centered care, allowing you to have the birth experience you want in a safe setting.

Learn More about a Birthing Center near You 

To learn more about the birthing center at your hospital, click on the links below. 

Preparing for the Birth of Your Child

The best thing a woman can do to prepare for a healthy child is to pay close attention to her own health. Even before you are expecting, making healthy choices – such as quitting smoking, getting plenty of rest, and eating well – strengthens your body for the amazing task of growing a new life.

When it is time to prepare for the birth of your baby, consider taking part in a childbirth class, which will include a tour of your hospital’s birthing center. You and your support person will learn relaxation and breathing techniques, how to prepare for labor and delivery, exercises, and what to expect when you come to the hospital. Daytime and evening classes are available, including refresher courses. Class times and fees vary at each location.


Find a Class Near You


You may also call 800-533-5520 or call the childbirth educator at your local hospital.   

  • Cadillac Hospital: 231-876-7403
  • Charlevoix Hospital: 231-547-8575
  • Grayling Hospital: 989-348-0550
  • Munson Medical Center: 231-935-8219
  • Otsego Memorial Hospital: 989-731-2111