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Maternity Care at Doctors Hospital

OhioHealth Doctors Hospital is a Baby-Friendly® Hospital, as designated by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative is a global initiative of the WHO and UNICEF.

Hospitals and birthing centers that receive this prestigious, international award have passed a rigorous survey and been recognized as offering an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.

Our Maternity Center at Doctors Hospital

The Maternity Center at Doctors Hospital features unique labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) birthing suites. This means that every one of our rooms is fully equipped for each stage of your birth experience and you, and your family, remain in one room for your entire stay.

The Maternity Center at Doctors Hospital is a Level III Maternity Center, with board-certified obstetricians on-site around the clock. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Level III Nursery on the Doctors Hospital campus, owned and operated by Nationwide Children's Hospital, offers your baby the world-class neonatal expertise of Nationwide Children's Hospital and its specialists within the walls of Doctors Hospital.

Based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, the initiative is centered on providing support, information, confidence, and skills needed for moms to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies. OhioHealth Doctors Hospital is the first hospital in central Ohio to earn the designation.

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

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 Maternity 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

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.

When You Have Visitors

Visiting hours are from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Quiet time is observed between 1:30 and 3:30 daily. This is a time to promote rest and bonding with baby. Visitors may park in any area of the parking lot at no charge. Our Information Desk will direct them to your room when they arrive.