Birthing Options at Premier Health
We’ve built our maternity programs around giving you plenty of choices for planning your birthing experience. Our birthing centers offer a wide variety of flexible birthing and support services, including natural childbirth and midwives. Several pain-relief options are also available.
Many Childbirth Options to Choose From
We want to make your birthing experience special. That's why the Maternity Centers in our collective network offer you a wide variety of options.
Your birthing choices include:
- Your own labor style
- Natural childbirth
- Water birth
- Pain-management options
- Rooming in
- International Board Certified Lactation Consultants
Learn more about your birthing options by touring our maternity centers:
Natural Childbirth: Family Beginnings
While all five of our birthing centers offer natural child birth options, Miami Valley Hospital's Family Beginnings is Ohio’s only accredited dedicated natural birth center located inside a hospital. We believe childbirth is a natural journey for mom, baby and family, and we foster your feeling of self-responsibility for the birth of your baby. You’ll work with nurses who are dedicated to the natural childbirth process and are experienced in natural childbirth labor support. They assist, support and guide you using natural childbirth tools.
If complications should occur, you can be assured that any medical help you need is seconds away. You have immediate access to the full advanced-care resources of a Premier Health hospital.
Offered through: Miami Valley Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, Upper Valley Medical Center
Support for High-Risk Pregnancies
Sometimes complications can require you to be in the hospital during your pregnancy. The Miami Valley Hospital Perinatal Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Dayton’s only PICU, is here to support you. We provide specialized care for expectant moms with high-risk pregnancies before, during and after birth.
Moms-to-be who may need treatment at the PICU are those with:
- Extreme hypertension
- Diabetes and gestational diabetes
- Thyroid issues
- Gastric bypass
- Physical maternal abnormalities
- Fetal placenta abnormalities
- Advanced maternal age
Offered through: Miami Valley Hospital
To help you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby we support you with the Dayton area’s top physicians.
Premier Health gives you access to specialists in these and other related disciplines:
- Maternal-fetal medicine
- High-risk perinatalogy (high-risk pregnancy)
- Neonatalogy (care for newborns)