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.
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).
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.
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:
When your baby arrives:
We understand that moms and babies bond instantly. We offer these options to help you build that bond:
Your baby is assessed and bathed in your presence.
Care for you and your baby is provided in your post-delivery room.
Your baby is placed directly on your bare chest for skin-to-skin contact.
We provide support whether you are breastfeeding, breast pumping or bottle feeding.
We teach you about your newborn's behaviors and how to respond to their cues.
Grady Memorial's state-of-the-art security system ensures your baby's safety. We’ll inform you about the system upon admission.
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.
Your physician will determine when it’s safe for you and your baby to leave the hospital and will discuss the documents you need.
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