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It’s your special day, and we’re with you every step of the way. That includes providing comfortable rooms with state-of-the-art technology to monitor and treat any problems that might arise during labor. We provide an environment where you can comfortably give birth with low lighting, lounge chairs, birthing balls and water-birthing tubs in some centers.

A Range of Birthing Options

Women and babies benefit from world-class medical expertise in a family-focused environment. Cleveland Clinic offers three tiers of obstetrical services:

  • Midwife Services: for low-risk obstetrical services
  • Ob/Gyn Physicians: for low-and medium-risk obstetrical services
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists: for management of high-risk pregnancies

Our birthing hospitals support mothers who opt for a natural birthing experience. Water births and hypnobirthing are available options, and we provide birthing balls, experienced labor coaches and a tranquil environment to cater to your birth plan needs.

Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Among our birthing hospitals, we offer the highest level of care for neonatal diagnosis, surgery and rehabilitation. Level III NICUs are on-site at Fairview and Hillcrest hospitals, as well as Cleveland Clinic Children’s main campus.

Baby-Friendly Hospitals

Among our birthing hospitals, you can choose a center with a Baby-Friendly designation, an initiative sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to encourage and recognize hospitals that offer optimal care for infant feeding. Fairview, Lakewood and Hillcrest hospitals are all Baby-Friendly designated and Medina Hospital is currently seeking the designation by participating in a survey later this year.

Special Delivery Units

Women who need emergency services for complicated pregnancies can be transferred to Cleveland Clinic Children’s Special Delivery Unit. The Special Delivery Unit offers women who are carrying babies with known birth defects a compassionate, family-centered setting for labor and delivery, with access to world-class adult and pediatric specialists. The Unit also caters to pregnant women with serious conditions such as congenital heart disease, cancer or autoimmune diseases.

Our Birthing Hospitals

Fairview Hospital

Fairview Hospital’s Level III Birthing Center offers the highest level of birthing care, so you can feel confident that we are prepared for the unexpected. Our state-of-the-art facility offers exceptional medical care in a comfortable environment.

Hillcrest Hospital

Hillcrest Hospital’s Level III Family Maternity Center provides a range of birthing experiences and the highest level of birthing care.

Lakewood Hospital

Lakewood Hospital provides the comforts of home with the benefits of a leading medical facility. Lakewood was the first hospital in Northern Ohio to receive the Baby-Friendly designation.

Medina Hospital

Personalized care is our philosophy at Medina Hospital.

  • Take comfort in knowing you have access to Cleveland Clinic care at Medina Hospital
  • Conveniently located close to home
  • Our 15 private LDRP (labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum) suites are in a secured environment
  • Specialists in Maternal Fetal Medicine and Neonatology are now available for our high-risk moms and babies
  • Specially-equipped operating rooms for Cesarean births
  • Anesthesia service is available 24-hours a day

Common Pregnancy Concerns

There are several conditions that can affect your baby's development. Please select a condition to learn more about it.

Qualifications of Midwives

Today's midwives are university-educated professionals providing care for women within the context of modern health care systems. Midwives offer care throughout the pregnancy cycle, as well as routine gynecologic care for women of all ages.

All Cleveland Clinic midwives are registered nurses (RN) who have continued their education in graduate programs with a focus on women's health and midwifery. All midwives must successfully complete their graduate programs, and must pass a national certification exam to use the title "CNM" (certified nurse midwife). In Ohio, the Board of Nursing re-examines the nurse's qualifications before issuing a license to practice within the state.

Benefits of Midwifery

Today, midwives are educated, licensed professionals who provide quality, "client centered" health care within a mainstream health care delivery system. Midwives provide comprehensive maternity care from the first visit through labor and delivery and after birth. They lend a sense of compassion, mutual respect and companionship to the birthing experience. They encourage parents to participate actively in all aspects of their care and to prepare themselves physically and emotionally for the birth of their child.

Midwives recognize that birth is a natural process, not a disease. They strive to facilitate labors so that few, if any, interventions will be necessary. Midwives respect the decisions made by each family about the birth experience and make every attempt to abide by those decisions, as long as the safety of the mother and child are preserved.

Throughout the pregnancy, midwives and expectant mothers have the privilege of getting to know each other on a personal level. Midwives are always available to listen to the many concerns of an expectant family, and respond to those concerns. They encourage the involvement of the expectant father or other support person in all aspects of prenatal care, delivery and support after birth.

Midwives provide instructions on many aspects of childbearing, including mother and infant care, nutrition, exercise and breast-feeding. They offer advice on family-related issues, such as birth control methods, introducing siblings to a new baby and what to expect during the first few weeks at home with a newborn.

Midwifery Services

Cleveland Clinic midwives offer:

  • Well-woman care through the reproductive years and beyond.
  • 24-hour availability for all patients and their families.
  • Involvement of the patient in health-care decisions so patients can make choices best suited to their needs.
  • Labor support and management, including support of the woman and her family through the labor process. Special attention is paid not only to the physical status of the woman and her baby, but also the emotional status of the expectant family.
  • Availability of full range of pain relief options, including natural childbirth, water therapy, analgesics, or epidural, according to the patient's preference.
  • Monitoring of the labor process and status of mother and baby. If complications arise, the midwife has immediate access to the obstetrician on call. The midwife may consult with the physician, or refer the patient to physician care if deemed necessary by the team.
  • Post-delivery care and attention to physical and emotional needs of the new mother as well as the adjustment of the whole family.
A Team Approach

Midwives provide you with personalized care throughout your pregnancy, labor and delivery. Midwives work together with Cleveland Clinic board-certified obstetricians. This teamwork assures you the best care possible. If a complication develops and the services of an obstetrician becomes necessary, you do not lose the support of your midwife. The midwife and obstetrician work together to provide you with "the best of both worlds."

Midwifery Staff

Below is a list of Cleveland Clinic's certified midwives:

For More Information

Midwifery services are available at the following locations:

Avon Pointe Family Health Center
36901 American Way
Avon, Ohio 44011
Phone: 440.930.6200

Hillcrest Hospital
6780 Mayfield Rd.
Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124
Phone: 440.312.4500

Independence Family Health Center
5001 Rockside Rd.
Crown Center II
Independence, Ohio 44131
Phone: 216.986.4000 | 800.544.6333

Lakewood Community Health Center
1450 Belle Ave.
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Phone: 216.529.2913

Ridgepark Regional OB/GYN
7575 Northcliff, Suite 302
Brooklyn, Ohio 44144
Phone: 216.398.5988

Solon Family Health Center
29800 Bainbridge Rd.
Solon, Ohio 44139
Phone: 440.519.6800 | 800.648.0022

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
13944 Euclid Ave.
East Cleveland, Ohio 44112
Phone: 216.767.4242

Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center
8701 Darrow Rd.
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087
Phone: 330.888.4000

Westlake Medical Campus
850 Columbia Rd., Suite 330
Westlake, Ohio 44145
Phone: 440.835.3883

Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
2550 & 2570 SOM Center Rd.
Willoughby Hills, Ohio 44094
Phone: 440.943.2500 | 800.807.2888

Maternal-Fetal Medicine (High-risk Pregnancy)

We realize that pregnancy can be a stressful and emotionally challenging time for many families, and we have the expertise and resources to help, whether you have an underlying medical condition, problems with poor pregnancy outcomes, or a suspected or known problem with your baby (fetus).

  • Hillcrest Hospital Breastfeeding Basics Class 216.445.BABY
  • Fairview Hospital Breastfeeding Basics Class 440.356.0347
Educational Materials
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Lactation Consultants
  • Lactation Consultant Service at Cleveland Clinic: 216.445.7919
  • Lactation Consultant Service at Hillcrest Hospital: 440.312.5332
  • Lactation Consultant Service at Fairview Hospital: 216.476.7222

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Michael E. Anderson, MD

Michael E. Anderson, MD

4.8 out of 5
69 Patient Satisfaction Ratings 3 Comments
Anderson, Michael E., MD

Location(s): Independence Family Health Center

Department: Regional Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialties: Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding, Amenorrhea, Bacterial Vaginosis, Chlamydia Trachomatis, Dysmenorrhea, Ectopic Pregnancy, General Obstetrics more

Type of Doctor: Adults Only

Surgeon: Yes

Education: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Rebecca Bagley, MD

Rebecca Bagley, MD

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Bagley, Rebecca, MD

Location(s): Independence Family Health Center, Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center

Department: Regional Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialties: General Obstetrics, General Obstetrics And Gynecology, Gynecology, Obstetrics and Family Maternity Center, Section of General Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Type of Doctor: Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Surgeon: Yes

Education: University of Vermont College of Medicine

Fadi   S Bashour, MD

Fadi S Bashour, MD

4.6 out of 5
165 Patient Satisfaction Ratings 4 Comments
Bashour, Fadi S, MD

Location(s): Ridge Park Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gemini Towers, Elyria Family Health Center

Department: Regional Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialties: Abnormal Pap Smears, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, General Obstetrics, Menopause, Menorrhagia, Menstrual Disorders, Menstrual Irregularities more

Type of Doctor: Adults Only

Surgeon: Yes

Education: Damascus University-Faculty of Medicine

Sandra Bellin, MD

Sandra Bellin, MD

4.8 out of 5
126 Patient Satisfaction Ratings 6 Comments
Bellin, Sandra, MD

Location(s): Hillcrest Hospital

Department: Regional Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialties: General Obstetrics, Gynecology, Obstetrics and Family Maternity Center

Type of Doctor: Adults Only

Surgeon: Yes

Education: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Lesley Bicanovsky, DO

Lesley Bicanovsky, DO

4.8 out of 5
91 Patient Satisfaction Ratings 7 Comments
Bicanovsky, Lesley, DO

Location(s): Lorain Family Health Center, Elyria Family Health Center

Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Specialties: Abdominal Pain, Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding, Abnormal Pap Smears, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, Amenorrhea, Bacterial Vaginosis, Bartholin Cyst more

Type of Doctor: Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Surgeon: Yes

Education: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine



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  • Obstetrics & Family Maternity Center at 800.223.2273
  • Medline at 866.733.6363

Cleveland Clinic Family Maternity Centers are conveniently located at the following locations:

Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
33100 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Avon, Ohio 44011
Phone: 440.695.4000
Toll-free: 800.599.7771

Avon Pointe Family Health Center
36901 American Way
Avon, Ohio 44011
Phone: 440.930.6200

Beachwood Family Health & Surgery Center
26900 Cedar Rd., Suite 220 South
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
Phone: 216.836.3100

Brunswick Family Health Center
3574 Center Rd.
Brunswick, Ohio 44212
Phone: 330.225.8886

Elyria Family Health and Surgery Center
303 Chestnut Commons Dr.
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Phone: 440.366.9444
Phone: 440.204.7400

Fairview Medical Office Building
18099 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44111
Phone: 216.476.7912

Hillcrest Medical Building Atrium
6770 Mayfield Rd.
Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124
Phone: 440.312.4500

Hillcrest Medical Office Bldg. I
6803 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124
Phone: 440.312.9000

Independence Family Health Center
5001 Rockside Rd.
Crown Centre II
Independence, Ohio 44131
Phone: 216.986.4130

Lakewood Medical Building
1450 Belle Ave.
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Phone: 216.529.2913

Lorain Family Health & Surgery Center
5700 Cooper Foster Park Rd.
Lorain, Ohio 44053
Phone: 440.204.7400
Toll-free: 800.272.2676

Medina Medical Office Building
970 E. Washington St.
Medina, Ohio 44256
Phone: 330.721.5700

Mentor Medical Office Building
7060 Wayside Dr.
Mentor, Ohio 44060
Phone: 440.357.2770

North Olmsted Patient Testing Center
24700 Lorain Avenue
Suite 302
North Olmsted, Ohio 44070
Phone: 440.777.3800

Solon Family Health Center
29800 Bainbridge Rd.
Solon, Ohio 44139
Phone: 440.519.6900

Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
13944 Euclid Ave.
East Cleveland, Ohio 44112
Phone: 216.767.4242

Strongsville Family Health & Surgery Center
16761 South Park Center
Strongsville, Ohio 44136
Phone: 440.878.2500
Toll-free: 800.239.1098

Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center
8701 Darrow Rd.
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087
Phone: 330.888.4000

Westlake Medical Campus Building A
850 Columbia Rd.
Westlake, Ohio 44145
Phone: 440.835.3883

Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
2570 SOM Center Rd.
Willoughby Hills, Ohio 44094
Phone: 440.943.2500
Toll-free: 800.807.2888

Wooster Family Health Center
1740 Cleveland Rd.
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Phone: 330.287.4500
Toll-free: 800.451.9870

Childbirth Education/Lactation Support

We’ll help you prepare for the big “birth day” with a range of courses that address baby care, labor and delivery, breastfeeding and more. And once baby arrives, our experienced nurses and certified lactation consultants are by your side to make sure you and baby get the best start possible.

Hillcrest Hospital

Hillcrest Hospital offers an extensive listing of childbirth and parenting education classes. For more information, call 440.312.4647.

Fairview, Lakewood & Medina hospitals

See our wide array of classes:

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Support Groups

Boot Camp for New Dads

Every 3rd Saturday of the month | 9 a.m. - Noon
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
13944 Euclid Avenue
East Cleveland, OH 44112
For more information call: 216.761.4447

New Moms' Discussion Group, East Side

Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free
Hillcrest Hospital North Campus
6777 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
For more information call: 440.312.4647

  • Superior and Ontario Rooms
  • Bring your baby, blanket and toys
New Moms' Discussion Group, West Side

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – Noon Free
Fairview Wellness Center

  • This group is a great way to meet other moms with infants,
    sharing ideas, frustrations, and solutions.
  • Group is facilitated by a RN.
  • Designed for mothers with babies ages newborn to one year.
  • Non-mobile infants welcome.
Stork's Nest

Every 3rd Saturday of the month | 9 a.m. - Noon
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
13944 Euclid Avenue
East Cleveland, OH 44112
For more information call: 216.761.4447

For information about pediatric services at Cleveland Clinic, visit Cleveland Clinic Children's Website.

Healthy Pregnancy Guide
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.

Parenting Connection eNewsletter

Expecting a baby? That’s fabulous news! Cleveland Clinic’s birthing hospitals are excited to offer you our FREE weekly parenting eNewsletter, Parenting Connection. Based on the latest research, Parenting Connection offers a step-by-step guide through pregnancy, labor and delivery, and then through your child’s third year of life. And as advocates for exclusive breastfeeding, we are pleased to also offer an exclusive eNewsletter for breastfeeding mothers.

Each week, you'll receive

  • Support, tips and advice
  • Research findings that impact your child’s development
  • Tips on hospital and other resources that can help (classes, tours, support groups, etc.)
  • Your baby’s developmental milestones

This free weekly service for expectant and new parents includes customized information, news, and resources—as well as announcements from our parent education staff, access to hospital classes, and tour information—all delivered to your in-box. Most importantly, Parenting Connection allows our hospital team to develop a richer, more supportive relationship with our patients—you! Please remember you are able to opt-out of this service very easily and privately at any point.

How it works

To receive Parenting Connection, we need your:

  • Name
  • Due Date (which you will be able to change at any point)
  • Email address

Opting in or out of this service in no way affects your treatment, payment or eligibility for any benefits due you from us.

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Privacy Policy

Cleveland Clinic birthing hospitals are committed to protecting your privacy. We will not use any personal health information without your explicit permission. Protecting health information, including any personally identifying information, is of vital importance to us.

The information you provide will go into a secure database maintained by our business associate, TPR Media, LLC. This information will only be used by authorized Cleveland Clinic personnel and only for this purpose.

To facilitate the delivery of our Parenting Connection E-mail service, TPR Media, LLC., provider of hosting and maintenance, will assist us and ensure that our service provides you with the information and resources you need. You may cancel your subscription to Parenting Connection e-mail at any point by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" button located on the email.

The single purpose of this information is to provide expectant and new parents weekly information. This information is tailored to your week of pregnancy or your baby’s age. The E-mail also includes announcements about other services, classes, and resources we offer, research briefs from TPR, and if you so choose, access to Parenting Connection, and participating sponsors. At no time will sponsors have access to any of your personal information unless you provide it to them directly.

Health Chat Transcripts

Healthy Expectations: Achieve the Right Weight for a Healthy Pregnancy

7/26/2013 - Karen Cooper, DO, Director of the Healthy Expectations program answers your questions about how optimizing your weight before and during pregnancy and continuing on a healthy path after delivery will create a brighter future for you — and your child.

My Not So Planned Birthing Plan

7/19/2013 - David Vexler, MD, Member of Cleveland Clinic's Regional Ob/Gyn department answers questions about creating an effective birthing plan that helps you get ready for the expected and unexpected while preparing for your new little one.

Your Birthing Experience: Understanding and Embracing Best Practices in Birthing Care

9/10/2012 - Rebecca Starck, MD, Chair of the Department of Regional Ob/Gyn answers your questions about the significance of Baby-Friendly designation, best practices in birthing care and how they impact you and your baby during your birthing experience.