Natural Beginnings Birth Center at Atrium Medical Center

Natural Beginnings Birth Center at Atrium Medical Center
A natural birthing room at Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, Ohio

At Natural Beginnings, we believe childbearing is a healthy and life-changing event. We believe women are empowered and strengthened through the childbirth process. We focus on family involvement and wellness, and support the natural process of birth. 

Our dedicated nursing staff is skilled at assisting, supporting, and guiding women – and their families – through the process of natural childbirth. The Natural Beginnings program uses movement, positioning, and hydrotherapy (water) to help mothers cope with labor and birth. Should complications arise, emergency medical care is available.

We offer: 

A woman rests in bed with her newborn baby moments after natural childbirth
  • Labor and birth support with labor-coping interventions
  • Birthing balls, massage therapy, and aromatherapy
  • Doppler monitoring of baby’s heart beat
  • Water birth and hydrotherapy 
  • An environment fostering self-responsibility and family empowerment 
  • Family-centered care with non-separation of mother and newborn
  • Emergency medical care and a Level II Special Care Nursery just down the hall, should complications arise

Natural Beginnings program is unable to care for pregnant women who: 

A woman during natural childbirth, in a birthing tub, assisted by a nurse and a man
  • Are under a physician’s care for medical conditions which may affect the pregnancy
  • Are experiencing any complications of pregnancy which may influence labor or birth
  • Are anticipating complications with the newborn
  • Have had a previous Cesarean delivery


Program enrollment is required to use the Natural Beginnings Birth Center at Atrium Medical Center. View requirements.



Contact Us

If you’re pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, schedule an appointment with a physician or certified nurse midwife, take a virtual tour of our maternity centers, or register for childbirth, breastfeeding, and family education classes.

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