Family Birth Center

mother and baby

Each year more than 400 babies make their entrance into the world at Mary Rutan Hospital. Our personalized care and friendly staff provide the attention you and your newborn deserve. Families who choose the Family Birth Center at Mary Rutan Hospital (MRH) also enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having a top-notch birthing center so close by.

Family-Centered Philosophy

Our experienced medical staff, including board-certified OB-GYNs, certified nurse midwives, pediatricians, anesthesiologists and highly skilled registered nurses, believe in total care for the mother, baby and family.

Individualized Care in Private Suites

Birthing Suite

Providing quality care and comfort are our top priorities. Warm, inviting, private rooms offer mom, baby and family all the comforts of home. Babies room-in with mom and dad so our nurses can educate the whole family on new baby and mom care. Rooms are equipped with private bathrooms, and cable television, and room-service style meals are available so that mom may order her food according to her own schedule.

Specialized Security

All entrances to the Birth Center are locked to provide an additional level of security for our new families. Visitors are invited in only with mom's permission, and security cameras monitor all hallways.

At MRH, our dedicated staff and state-of-the-art facilities include:

  • Highly skilled nurses, many with advanced certification in obstetrics.
  • Specially trained childbirth educators and a staff lactation consultant as well as a lactation consultant provided by the Logan County Health Department.
  • Board-certified pediatricians on-call 24 hours a day to assist with any newborn needs.
  • A centrally located fetal monitoring system.
  • An operating room devoted to emergency care right in the Family Birth Center if a C-section is required.
  • Experienced anesthesiologists to provide whatever level of pain management you need.
  • The amenities new parents told us they wanted most, like room service with special menu options, increased security, overnight accommodations for a family member, convenient visiting hours and additional educational opportunities to prepare for your new arrival.

Classes Available

Birth Center Staff

Free Childbirth classes: Through our free childbirth classes, you will learn a combination of relaxation and breathing techniques with specific information to make childbirth a positive experience. This class will cover topics from preparation for the birth experience to bringing your baby home. To enroll in free classes call 937.592.9943.

Childbirth Class Schedule - Summer 2018

Tuesday, July 24th & Thursday, July 26th - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 28th - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Includes 1 hour lunch break)

Tuesday, August 14th & Thursday, August 16th - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 18th - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Includes 1 hour lunch break)

Tuesday, September 11th & Thursday, September 13th  - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 15th - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Includes 1 hour lunch break)

Childbirth Class Schedule - Fall/Winter 2018

Tuesday, October 16th & Thursday, October 18th - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 20th - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Includes 1 hour lunch break)

Tuesday, November 13th & Thursday, November 15th - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 17th - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Includes 1 hour lunch break)

Tuesday, December 11th & Thursday, December 13th  - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 15th - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Includes 1 hour lunch break)

To Enroll In FREE Classes Contact Us At

Mary Rutan Hospital Family Birth Center
Phone: 937.592.9943

Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies

The Family Birth Center at Mary Rutan Hospital is one of a select group of recognized Maternity centers in Ohio that are taking steps to promote, protect and support breastfeeding within our organization.

Learn more in our pregnancy health topic center »

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