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OhioHealth Maternity Care at Mansfield Hospital
Quality Maternity Care Close to Home
OhioHealth Maternity Care at Mansfield Hospital provides the same safe, expert care you can expect at any of our hospitals, with amenities that make you feel comfortable and pampered throughout your birthing experience.
You’re at the right place
At OhioHealth, care for you and your baby begins long before your first contraction, and continues long after your baby is born. You will be guided through every step of this unforgettable experience by maternity physicians and staff who bring expertise and compassion to your personalized maternity care 24/7. And if you or your baby need specialized support, we have local experts and resources who can help.
Like you, we want everything to go smoothly – even something as simple as registration. We invite you to preregister or schedule a tour of our Shelby Maternity Center to see all we have to offer. To preregister or schedule a tour, please call (419) 526.8733 or register online at ohiohealth.com/pre-registration.
High-Risk Pregnancy Care
In addition to routine pregnancy care, OhioHealth has several maternal fetal medicine specialists located throughout central Ohio who are experienced in caring for women with high-risk pregnancies. Our specialists work closely with you and your OB-GYN, as well as experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, to explore your options and develop a care plan that will ensure the best possible outcome.
Level II Special Care Nursery
Some babies need a little extra care in their first few days of life. And at Mansfield Hospital, they can receive the specialized attention they need to recover and head home. The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Level 2 Special Care Nursery at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital is the only Level 2 Nursery in the area, offering the world-class neonatal expertise of Nationwide Children's Hospital and its specialists within the walls of Mansfield Hospital.
When It's Time to Deliver
- Preparing for your visit
What to bring for Mom:
- Personal care items and toiletries
- Nursing bra
- Comfortable clothing to wear home
What to bring for your support system and newborn:
- Clothing for the baby to wear home
- Contact information for family members and your pediatrician
- Infant car seat
- Camera for baby’s first pictures
- When you arrive
The Labor and Delivery Unit is located on the second floor of the hospital and can be accessed from the main entrance during regular business hours. If you arrive after regular business hours, enter the hospital through the emergency department. You will be greeted and accompanied to the Labor and Delivery Unit.
- Once 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. After delivery, you will be given a private birthing suite with the comforts of home, including:
- Adjustable lighting
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Bathroom and shower
- Rocking chair
- Sleeping accommodations for your support system
- State-of-the-art labor and delivery technology
- Visitor Policy
During labor and delivery, up to three visitors 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, except siblings, are not permitted in Labor and Delivery. 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 will direct them to your room when they arrive.
- Meeting your baby
You will have the chance to hold your new baby as soon as they are 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 postpartum room.
- Bonding with your baby
We understand that moms and babies’ bond instantly and offer a variety of ways to help to help you build that bond:
- Transition Care: Your baby can be assessed and bathed in your presence.
- Rooming In: Care for you and your baby is provided in your postpartum room.
- Kangaroo Care: Your baby is placed directly on your bare chest for skin-to-skin contact.
- Newborn Feeding: You receive support and education whether you are breastfeeding, pumping or bottle feeding.
- Prenatal Coaching: You learn about your newborn’s behaviors and how to respond to his or her cues.
Amenities and Accommodations
Food and beverage, banking, gift shop, Internet and mail information.