Birthing Center

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When you are expecting a baby, you are filled with excitement and expectations. We understand your feelings and that's why we've taken steps to add extra touches to ensure that your birthing experience is both wonderful and memorable.

The Birthing Center staff at Fairview Hospital is dedicated to providing you with the exceptional medical care you deserve in the comfortable and secure birthing environment that you need. Our comprehensive expertise covers everything you and your growing family may need, from childbirth classes through delivery and beyond. We offer the only Level III NICU on the West Side, so you can feel confident knowing we’re prepared for the unexpected, and ready to respond with compassion and the highest level of care available.

Attention: New Labor Drop-Off at Fairview Hospital

Baby Friendly Designation»

Fairview Hospital has received
Baby Friendly Designation
from Baby Friendly USA

Fairview Hospital has received Baby-Friendly Designation from Baby-Friendly USA. Baby-Friendly USA is the national authority for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative in the United States. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding.

Fairview Hospital is one of only a few hospitals in Northeast Ohio to receive this designation.

Lactation Services at Fairview Hospital

We offer Breastfeeding Help Line, Support Groups and Private Lactation Consults

Family-Centered Care»

Our Level III Birthing Center holds the highest medical care rating, and provides care for all types of pregnancies, from the normal to the most complex. We offer 24/7 Ob/Gyn coverage and are staffed with experienced nurses and lactation consultants who serve as coaches and confidants. As a result, families have the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing that, should a problem arise, we are trained and ready to handle the unexpected.

In addition to excellent medical care, families also benefit from our family-centered care, which gives mom and baby the best start possible.

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Kangaroo Care»

We support Kangaroo Care, which is a bonding method of holding your baby that involves skin-to-skin contact.

Nurse Midwifery»

Nurse Midwifery services are available at Fairview Hospital Birthing Center. For more information about this service or if you are interested in having a midwife-attended birth, please call 216.476.7142.

Birthing Center Tours»

We invite you and your family to take advantage of the birthing center tours at Fairview Hospital prior to your delivery. This way you can meet some of our fantastic staff and become acquainted with the facility.

Tours are done on pre-set dates so call now to find out what times and dates are available!
Registration is required. For information or reservations call 440.356.0347.

Please note: For the health and safety of yours and the other new babies, children under the age of 10, other then siblings, are not permitted in the birthing center rooms.

Be Well MomsSM»

Cleveland Clinic’s Be Well MomsSM program will give you the information you need to optimize your weight and health before and during pregnancy, and after delivery. To welcome the healthiest possible baby into the world, you’ll want to do everything you can to enjoy a healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery.

Healthy Pregnancy Guides»

It is not unusual to have questions during your pregnancy. We hope this guide will provide you and your family members with answers to common questions about your pregnancy and delivery. Also remember that your health care providers are here to assist you with any questions and concerns.



Birth Certificate & Social Security Number

Within 24 hours of delivery, information will be collected for your child’s birth certificate.

Childbirth & Parenting Classes

We are here to help you and your new family through all stages of your pregnancy.

Childbirth Events Calendar & Registration

Learn more about our upcoming events including how to register.

Cleveland Cord Blood

Information about donating your newborn’s cord blood.

Parenting Connection eNewsletter

Our free weekly eNewsletter with resources and support for both expectant and new parents.

Perinatal Department

The Perinatal Department is made up of Maternal/Fetal Medicine Specialists which are available to see through referral only by other physicians.

Pregnancy & Cardiovascular Outcomes Registry

Pregnant women who participate in this registry study are provided free cardiovascular screenings.

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