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Maternity Care at Grant Medical Center

Our maternity team provides the individualized, one-on-one attention you deserve.

The Ann Burba Crane Center for Women and Babies at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center is a Level III Maternity Center. Board-certified obstetricians and neonatologists are on-site around the clock. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Level III Nursery at Grant is owned and operated by Nationwide Children's Hospital, offering the neonatal expertise of Nationwide Children's Hospital within the walls of Grant.

When It’s Time to Deliver

Like you, we want everything to go smoothly — even a step as simple as registration. We encourage you to pre-register for your hospital stay to avoid extra time and paperwork when you arrive at our maternity center to deliver.

We encourage you to pre-register for your hospital stay to avoid extra time and paperwork when you arrive to deliver. To pre-register, please call (614) 566.1515. Or, you can register online at ohiohealth.com/pre-registration.

When You Arrive at Grant

The main entrance of Grant is located on the corner of South Grant Avenue and State Street in downtown Columbus. Free valet parking is available between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Our parking garages are open 24 hours a day and are free to Grant patients and visitors. Parking vouchers are available at the Information Desk, through Guest Services personnel or at the nursing stations on all units.

When you arrive, take the main elevators directly to Labor and Delivery on the third floor. If you arrive after hours, push the intercom button next to the door and someone will be right with you to provide assistance.

When You’re Admitted

At the Ann Burba Crane Center, you will be given a comfortable, private, home-like birthing suite that features state-of-the-art technology. We provide natural birthing options, including laboring tubs and birthing balls. Here, you will labor, deliver and recover.

During labor and delivery, two to three additional support persons may be in the room with you.

You may take still photographs throughout your labor and delivery. However, use of recording devices, such as video and digital cameras, is restricted in the Labor and Delivery and Mother/Infant units to ensure the privacy and safety of you and your family.

After delivery, you will be moved to a private post-partum room that includes comfortable sleeping accommodations for you and your partner, a private bathroom and shower, adjustable lighting, a rocking chair, a telephone, a television with VCR/DVD and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Meeting Your Baby

You will have the chance to hold your new baby as soon as he or she is born. After a time of bonding or feeding, a nurse will examine, weigh and measure your baby, and give your little one back to you to hold and feed. Your baby will receive a bath and complete assessment while you’re being moved to your postpartum room.

After a normal delivery, we encourage you to keep your baby with you in your room as much as possible to begin the natural bonding process. If you require rest or additional medical care, your baby may be cared for in the nursery near the post-partum room.