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Maternity Care at Mansfield Hospital

Quality Maternity Experience, Close to Home

The maternity care experts in the Labor and Delivery Unit at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital have been trained in the latest birth techniques and comfort measures. We have board-certified obstetricians that provide care to our patients. Anesthesiologists are available on-call 24 hours a day, with Pediatric Hospitalists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) on the unit 24 hours a day. 

Labor and Delivery Unit in Mansfield, Ohio

In addition to routine pregnancy care, we are prepared to handle high-risk deliveries. At Mansfield Hospital, pediatric hospitalists from Nationwide Children's Hospital are on staff around the clock to care for your newborn.

When It’s Time To Deliver

We provide free, convenient parking adjacent to the main entrance for all of our patients and visitors. In addition, we offer free valet parking services available right outside of our main entrance. The Labor and Delivery Unit is located on the second floor of the hospital and can be accessed near the main lobby entrance.

During daytime hours, enter through the front door where you will be greeted and assisted to the Labor and Delivery Unit. If you arrive after regular business hours, please enter the hospital through the Emergency Department. You will be assisted to the second floor by the Emergency Department staff.

To schedule a maternity tour at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, please call (419) 526.8734.

When You’re Admitted

OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital’s security system ensures your baby's safety. We’ll inform you about the system upon admission.

Our spacious, home-like birthing suites have fetal monitoring technology and the latest in birthing comfort options. Each room has a private bathroom and shower, and a sleeping chair for your support person or visitors. A refrigerator and snack station are nearby.

During labor and delivery, two to three additional support persons may be in the room with you. Family and friends are welcome to wait in the spacious Family Waiting Area just down the hall. Visitors under the age of 12, unless a sibling, are not permitted in Labor and Delivery.

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 will be moved to a private postpartum room that includes:

  • Comfortable sleeping accommodations for you and your partner
  • Private bathroom and shower
  • adjustable lighting
  • Rocking chair
  • television with VCR/DVD
  • Telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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.
  • 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 postpartum room.

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.

Level II Special Care Nursery

Sometimes, babies need a little extra care in their first days of life. The OhioHealth Mansfield Special Care Nursery provides this care from specially trained nurses, doctors and staff members. The Special Care Nursery at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital is designated as a Level 2 nursery, meaning we can care for most babies born eight weeks early (at or greater than 32 weeks gestation) who weigh at least 3 lbs. This allows most infants born at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital to stay close to home.

For those babies that cannot be treated in Mansfield, we are proud to partner with Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) to ensure infants can be immediately transferred to NCH. Sometimes these babies will remain at Nationwide Children’s Hospital until they are able to go home, and other times they only require a short stay in Columbus before finishing their care in Mansfield.

When You Have Visitors

Friends and family are welcome in the Maternity Center at all times and can be limited based on your schedule and preferences. No overnight visitors under the age of 18 are permitted.

Visitors may park in our free and convenient visitor parking lot located near the main entrance of the hospital. The patient liaison can direct them to the mother's room when they arrive.

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.