Natural Beginnings Birthing Center at Atrium Medical Center

Program enrollment is required to use the Natural Beginnings Birthing Center at Atrium Medical Center. You also must be under the care of an Atrium Medical Center provider to participate.

Natural Beginnings is for low-risk pregnancies. Therefore, we’re unable to care for pregnant women who: 

  • Are under a physician's care for medical conditions that may affect pregnancy
  • Are experiencing pregnancy complications that may influence labor or birth
  • Are anticipating complications with a newborn
  • Have had a previous Cesarean delivery

Here is enrollment information for first-time mothers. (If you’re expecting your second or higher child, please see below):

  • Sign up and attend a Natural Beginnings orientation class to review our birthing center process and receive the required paperwork. Classes are available one day per month and include a Natural Beginnings Birthing Center tour. We highly recommended that your support person attend this class with you. Ideally, you should attend this class during your second trimester (around 22 to 32 weeks).
  • Provide a signed consent from your physician confirming that you’re at low risk and stating that he or she will provide care for you at our Natural Beginnings Birthing Center.
  • Attend childbirth education classes. Atrium Medical Center offers childbirth education classes specific to Natural Beginnings that teach natural coping techniques for labor and birth.
  • Attend a prenatal appointment with a Natural Beginnings Birth Center nurse, between 34 and 36 weeks, to return your required paperwork.

Returning Natural Beginnings mothers can call (513) 974-4291(513) 974-4291 to speak directly to a Natural Beginnings nurse about re-enrollment and requirements. Expectant mothers who are 34 or more weeks gestation also may call to discuss late enrollment options.

For Second Or Higher Children

If you’re expecting your second (or higher) child and have not had a previous birth at our Natural Beginnings Birth Center, you will still need to enroll in the program and attend our orientation class as well as the prenatal appointment. While you won’t be required to attend childbirth education classes, you might consider enrolling in a natural childbirth refresher class to familiarize yourself with labor coping strategies, including hydrotherapy.

Contact Us

If you’re pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, call (937) 208-BABY (2229)(937) 208-BABY (2229) to speak with one of our knowledgeable maternity advisors. They can explain our services, help you find a physician or certified nurse midwife, schedule free tours, and provide registration for childbirth, breastfeeding, and family education classes.

Call today and let us help guide you through your parenthood journey. Visit our locations page to find a Premier Health maternity center near you and for additional contact information.