Birthing Center

Baby Friendly Designation

Lakewood Hospital has received Baby Friendly Designation from Baby-Friendly USA.

At Lakewood Hospital's Birthing Center, you'll find all the comforts of home, along with the benefits of a leading medical facility. The Center offers personalized nursing care before and after your childbirth experience.

Why choose Lakewood Hospital Birthing Center?

  • Our private birthing suites offer a homelike surrounding where moms and babies stay together from the time they arrive to the time they go home.
  • Our experienced registered nurses are caring professionals who support you throughout your birthing experience with tenderness and respect.
  • Our quality ratings have consistently scored in the top 10% nationally in patient satisfaction surveys.

Baby Friendly Designation

Lakewood 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.

Lakewood Hospital is the first Cleveland Clinic health system facility and the first hospital in northeast Ohio to achieve this designation. Lakewood is the fourth hospital in Ohio to be designated.

Kangaroo Care

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

Your Private Birthing Room

The Birthing Center offers eight beautiful, private birthing rooms that accommodate a family member overnight. We also offer a water-birth tub for mothers who choose this delivery option.

Tour the Birthing Center

Tours of the Birthing Center are offered the first and third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. To make a reservation, call 440.356.0347.



Healthy Pregnancy Guide

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.