Maternity Care at Marion General Hospital

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The Center for New Beginnings at OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, the largest maternity program in north central Ohio, features a Level II nursery with board certified neonatologists and staff who are trained in treatment programs for select high-risk mothers and newborns. Along with our board certified obstetricians, pediatricians, anesthesiologists, highly-skilled nurses and state-of-the-art technology, our maternity center provides exceptional obstetrical care for you and your baby.

The Center for New Beginnings at Marion General

To schedule a maternity tour of the Marion General Hospital Maternity Department, please call (740) 383.8481.

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 (740) 375.6436. Or, you can register online at

When You Arrive

Marion General provides free, convenient parking adjacent to the main entrance for all of our patients and visitors. If you arrive in labor, please pull to the main entrance, and you will be assisted. Labor and Delivery is located on the third floor of the hospital and can be accessed by the main elevators.

If you arrive after regular business hours, please enter the hospital through the Emergency Department. You will be assisted to the third floor by the Emergency Department staff.

When You’re Admitted

Our private, home-like and spacious birthing suites are equipped with fetal monitoring technology and the latest in birthing comfort options. During labor and delivery, you are allowed two to three additional persons for support to be in the room with you.

Family and friends are welcome to wait in the spacious Family Waiting Area just down the hall. Visitors can take turns visiting you in the labor and delivery room, provided there are no more than three people in the room with you at a time while you are in labor.

After delivery, you will be moved to a private postpartum room that includes comfortable sleeping accommodations for you and your partner, a private bathroom and shower, adjustable lighting, rocking chair, telephone, television with VCR/DVD and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Meeting Your Baby

You will have the chance to hold your new baby as soon as he or she is born. A nurse will then 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 when 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.

When You Have Visitors

Visiting hours are from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.Visitors may park in our free and convenient visitor parking lot located in front of the hospital. The Welcome Center will direct them to the mother’s room when they arrive.