Having Your Baby at Cleveland Clinic
Why choose Cleveland Clinic?
There are a lot of steps between conceiving, carrying and cradling your baby. No matter what type of care you want (or need), a team of caregivers will be with you throughout your entire journey.
With three levels of caregivers available, we can tailor your experience during this exciting time.
- Ob/Gyns — Caring for you before, during and after pregnancy in a traditional medical setting. Your obstetrician-gynecologist is a specialist in the female reproductive system who can handle a wide variety of births and conditions during pregnancy.
- Certified Nurse Midwives — Supportive and compassionate birth experience for low-risk women. You’ll get all tests and monitoring typical during pregnancy, along with support for a variety of birth experiences — including all-natural childbirth.
- Maternal-fetal Medicine Specialists — Expert care for high-risk pregnancies. With additional training in more complicated pregnancies (like if you used IVF, have preeclampsia or are expecting multiples), these caregivers focus on providing a safe pregnancy for both mom and baby.
How do I get started?
Picking a hospital for the birth of your child is not a zero to five star rating decision. There are so many more factors to keep in mind. Where is the hospital related to us on a map? Does this hospital offer an unmedicated birth experience? Is there a NICU there in case my baby needs one? These are all very important questions that are probably going through your head. Here are our answers.
We have three birthing hospitals — Fairview Hospital on the West Side of Cleveland, Akron General to the South and Hillcrest Hospital on the East Side of Cleveland. In high-risk situations, you could also have your baby at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus. All three hospitals have a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
High-risk Pregnancy Care
Our high-risk pregnancy-related services include preconception planning, pregnancy management (primary or consultative) and delivery if you have an underlying medical condition or an underlying issue with your unborn child.
Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU)
All 3 Cleveland Clinic Birthing Hospitals, as well as our Main Campus, are equipped with Level III NICU's. We offer the highest level of care for neonatal diagnosis, surgery and rehabilitation for newborns with complex medical problems.
Your Guide to Prenatal Care
Our Prenatal Care Guide can help you as you begin to prepare for the pregnancy process and your first medical appointments.
Childbirth & Parenting Classes
Let us help you get ready before the baby arrives, during your labor and delivery and when you finally bring your newborn home.