At Fairview Hospital, we know all about the joys and anxieties of pregnancy, birth and parenting. After all, we help over 4,000 expectant families bring their babies into the world each year, and we're ready to help you. We know that you have many questions and concerns and we are prepared to help in every way. From the time you learn you're pregnant, the physicians and staff of Fairview Hospital will be beside you, working to make your experience as healthy, pleasant and memorable as possible.
Expectant mothers should talk to their doctor about where to deliver their baby and what type of care can be provided if complications occur. If necessary, our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is available with a medical staff trained and ready for the unexpected.
Your Birth Experience
Fairview Hospital's Birthing Center provides a comfortable environment that features private rooms, low lighting, infant warmers, television and all of the necessary monitoring equipment. Additionally, we offer specially equipped operating rooms for Caesarean births. Our delivery services, including anesthesia, are available 24/7 to ensure that we'll be ready when you are.
The nursing and professional staff can accommodate your birthing preferences and needs by working closely with your private obstetrician and/or midwife. You and your baby will also receive individual care and teaching from highly experienced obstetrical nurses and lactation consultants.
Your Natural Birth Experience
For women who desire a natural birth, the Fairview Family Birth Place includes six newly-renovated suites for labor, birth and post-partum care, as well as three additional post-partum rooms. The new suites are light and bright, with sleek contemporary furnishings and hydrotherapy options for water labor.
Learn More About the Birthing Suites
Watch an interview with Sue Hudson, CNM, Director of Fairview Hospital Midwifery Services and Dusty Burke, Family Birth Place Nurse Manager about the suite design process to provide a more comfortable, natural, and safe birthing experience.
The rooms and services of this holistic birth center offer:
- Classes tailored to those who choose to have a natural, un-medicated childbirth
- Ample space for comfort measures, movement and positioning options during labor
- Midwives, physicians and nurses specially trained to provide individualized, patient-centered care during labor, birth and recovery
- Practice guided by straightforward birth principles and natural labor management
- Large, freestanding labor tubs and showers for alternative labor pain relief
- Nitrous oxide available for additional analgesia that is managed by the patient
- Queen-size beds allow for enhanced labor support and recovery options
- Labor, deliver, recovery and spend your post-partum stay in one room
- Lounge area, including rockers, birth balls, TV and aromatherapy, designed to provide comfort and privacy to the patient and her support person during the early part of labor
- High touch, low intervention birth with the security of a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) just steps away
Meet Our Midwives
- Yelena Beregovskaya, CNM
- Cassandra Distefano, CNM
- Dawn Dulin, CNM
- Sue Hudson, CNM
- Fran Jackson, CNM
- Susan Klein, CNM
- Renae Shire, CNM
For more information about maternity services, birthing options and the Fairview Family Birth Place at Fairview Hospital, or to schedule a tour, call 440.356.0347.
Childbirth & Parenting Education
Find information on childbirth and parenting education classes to help you prepare before the baby arrives, during labor and delivery and for when you bring the new addition home.