The Grady Family Birthplace in Delaware, Ohio
The Grady Family Birthplace features state-of-the-art obstetric technology in the comfort and privacy of a home-like birthing suite. From caring for you and your baby to one-on-one breastfeeding consultations, we’re here to provide whatever type of maternity care and assistance you require.
Maternity Care at Grady Memorial Hospital
Arriving For Your Delivery
Free, convenient parking for patients and visitors is adjacent to the main entrance. If you arrive in labor, pull to the main entrance, and you’ll be assisted. You can reach Labor and Delivery on the hospital’s fourth floor from the main elevators.
If you arrive after regular business hours, enter the hospital through the Emergency Department. Staff will assist you to the fourth floor. You’re encouraged to pre-register to avoid paperwork when you arrive to deliver.
To schedule a Grady Family Birthplace tour, please call (614) 4-HEALTH (443.2584).
When It's Time 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.
Private Birthing Suites
Our spacious, home-like birthing suites have fetal monitoring technology and the latest in birthing comfort options. Each has a private bathroom and shower, and a sleeping chair for your support person or visitors. A refrigerator and microwave are nearby.
During labor and delivery, two to three additional support persons may be in the room with you.
Family and friends are welcome in the family waiting area just down the hall. They can take turns visiting you in the labor and delivery room, provided there are no more than three people in the room with you while you’re in labor.
After delivery, you’ll be moved to a private post-delivery room that includes:
- Comfortable sleeping accommodations for you and your partner
- Private bathroom and shower
- Rocking chair
Meeting Your Baby
When your baby arrives:
- You may hold your baby moments after his or her birth.
- A nurse examines, weighs and measures your baby.
- Your baby is immediately returned to you to hold and feed.
- While you are moved to your postpartum room, your baby will have a complete assessment and bath.
We Support The Bond Between Mother And Baby
We understand that moms and babies bond instantly. We offer these options to help you build that bond:
- Transition Care
Your baby is assessed and bathed in your presence.
- Rooming in
Care for you and your baby is provided in your post-delivery room.
- Kangaroo Care
Your baby is placed directly on your bare chest for skin-to-skin contact.
- Newborn Feeding
We provide support whether you are breastfeeding, breast pumping or bottle feeding.
- Parental Coaching
We teach you about your newborn's behaviors and how to respond to their cues.
Your Baby's Safety
Grady Memorial's state-of-the-art security system ensures your baby's safety. We’ll inform you about the system upon admission.
Visitors To The Grady Family Birthplace
Friends and family are welcome. You can limit visits based on your schedule and preferences.
Visitors may park in our free, convenient lot located just in front of the hospital. The Information Desk will direct them to your room.
Leaving The Hospital
Your physician will determine when it’s safe for you and your baby to leave the hospital and will discuss the documents you need.
Amenities and Accommodations
Food and beverage, banking, gift shop, Internet and mail service information.