Birth and Family Education and Support at Premier Health

Having a baby is an exciting time for you and your family. Premier Health helps you prepare for the big day with education and support programs about labor and birth. After your baby is born, we continue that support with care for you and your growing family.

Childbirth Classes to Help You Prepare

There’s so much to learn in the months before you deliver. To help you prepare we offer a complete series of childbirth education courses for you and your family.

Our enjoyable, informative classes are taught by registered nurses certified in childbirth education. These educators have years of experience helping expectant families prepare for a more positive birth experience.

Our childbirth education classes are offered at:

You can also find scheduled class times on each hospital’s events calendar.

Offered through: Miami Valley Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, Upper Valley Medical Center 

A Parent's Guide to Preparing for Baby

At Premier Health, we want to make sure you and your baby are off to the best start possible. We've developed this guide to help you understand what to expect before, during, and after your delivery with us, and help relieve some of the anxieties that come along with preparing for a new baby. In addition, we've included information on pregnancy and infant safety, and specialty services we offer to make sure you and your baby receive all the care you need.

Safe Sleep for Your Baby

At Premier Health, your baby's well-being is important to us. Making sure your baby is sleeping safely during naps and throughout the night is crucial. To make sure your baby sleeps safe from the start, Premier Health has replaced traditional blankets with wearable blankets or "sleep sacks", as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This is part of our ongoing commitment to educate parents and caregivers on the importance of safe sleep.

By learning and following safe sleep tips, you and those caring for your baby can reduce the risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID), which is caused by suffocation or accidents during sleep, as well as other known factors associated with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Breastfeeding Support for You and Your Baby

Premier Health offers a wide range of support for breastfeeding mothers. We want you to be comfortable with your decision, and that’s why we have International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) to support and guide you as you begin this journey with your baby. Learn more.

Offered through: Miami Valley Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, Upper Valley Medical Center

Online Nursery

Premier Health offers Bella Baby Photography to all families that deliver in our hospitals. We will provide you with a password so you and your family may view a slideshow of your baby on the Bella Baby Photography websiteOff Site Icon.

Offered through: Miami Valley Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, Upper Valley Medical Center

Fidelity Health Care: Home Care To Help You Transition

Support doesn’t stop when you leave the hospital. Fidelity Health Care (FHC) provides at-home support for you and your newborn. FHC registered nurses are trained in obstetrics and infant care. During their visit, they will carefully assess you and your baby, and answer questions you have about caring for your newborn. Nurses will also show you how to detect early symptoms of health issues.

Services include:

  • Follow-up visits after you deliver and leave the hospital
  • Follow-up visits for infants discharged from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Phototherapy light setup (if ordered by your doctor for the treatment of jaundice)

Post-Partum Depression Resources

Many new mothers experience unfamiliar feelings after the birth of their babies. Some may experience post-partum mood disorders, also known as baby blues. The most common symptoms of baby blues include crying for no apparent reason; mood swings; feelings of being overwhelmed; being less social than usual; and feelings of not wanting to be bothered. 

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s best to talk to your OBGYN. There are also additional resources available to you in Dayton and the surrounding areas.

Content Updated: April 12, 2018

These Premier Health locations offer Maternity Services.
Each location may offer different or additional services, so contact a location below to learn more about the specific services they offer.
One Medical Center Dr. Middletown, OH  45005
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