At the Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn Birth Center our team works with you to ensure your birth experience is everything you want it to be. From natural birth to high risk deliveries, patients enjoy labor and delivery suites equipped with latest technology and amenities for a safe, comfortable delivery. Along with the most preferred obstetricians in Michigan, you’ll also have the most experienced team of neo-natal specialists, just in case. Our team is dedicated to working with you, to ensure your birth experience is everything you want it to be.
Some of the features available for extra comfort during labor include:
- spacious labor and delivery suites
- family-friendly amenities in every room including cozy furniture and sleeper sofas for the comfort of loved ones who will join you during the birth
- skin-to-skin contact with you newborn immediately after birth
- delayed newborn bath to allow your baby to gradually adapt to his/her new surroundings
- cord blood donation bank
- postpartum rooming in where babies remain with their mothers and families during their stay
- 24/7 birthing partner accommodations
- an infant-mother security system
- room services with a well-rounded menu and personal delivery to your room
- lactation support services and education for all breastfeeding mothers and their babies
- perinatal education visit prior to discharge with a full review of mom and baby care to help you feel more confident with caring for yourself and your newborn at home
- patient information folder with written instructions on care for you and the baby after discharge
- postpartum follow up call to see how you are adjusting and to answer any questions you may have once home
MOTHER BABY UNIT
On our Mother Baby (postpartum) unit, Beaumont supports and encourages rooming in, which means keeping mom, baby and family together during your hospital stay. Being together with your newborn is the best way to create and strengthen the mother/baby/ family bond. Spending as much time together as possible will help you to get to know your new baby, learn how to care for them and enable you to provide the soothing comfort they need. Rooming-in enhances bonding and the ability to breastfeed. During your stay on the Mother/Baby unit, a nurse will be assigned to provide care for both you and your newborn. They will be happy to provide answers to your questions, offer instructions on feeding, bathing and help you get acquainted with the new addition to your family.
And once you’re home, you are welcome to call one of our nurses anytime during those first few weeks to ask important questions. All mothers will receive a follow-up call a couple of days after your return home.
THE MOST ADVANCED OBSTETRICAL CARE
Beaumont’s comprehensive obstetric offerings span the pregnancy and childbirth experience from preconception care to parenting classes, from low-risk to high-risk deliveries.
- advanced medical care from leading obstetricians, gynecologists, midwives, pediatricians and neonatologists
- pediatric care and a state-certified neonatal intensive care unit for premature and critically ill newborns
- prenatal services including a Reproductive Genetics Program, Comprehensive High Risk Pregnancy Program, ultrasound and advanced fetal imaging, and community classes
- post-natal care, breastfeeding and lactation support services and classes
When you're in labor
- Upon arrival, please use the main entrance for Labor and Delivery drop off (third driveway on right from traffic light on Oakwood Blvd.).
- Labor and Delivery drop off is marked with stork logos at the top of the entrance.
- A family member can park in the circle drive and escort the laboring mother to the third floor in the Skillman Building (watch for stork logos and signage to show you the way). Wheel chairs will be available at the entrance for those laboring mothers who need them.
- Once on the third floor, choose the double doors on the right. Press the security “doorbell” on the wall to the right of the doors to gain access to Labor and Delivery. Stop at the nurse’s station admitting desk to fill out necessary paperwork. Valid picture ID and insurance information will be needed at this time. If no one is at the desk, precede down the hall to Triage, which is the first door on the right (look for the signage on the ceiling above the door).
- One adult will be allowed to stay with mom in Triage. There is a family waiting area for other family members.
- If arriving at the main entrance after 8 p.m. and before 5:30 a.m., the main entrance doors will be locked. Please press the security “doorbell” at the entrance to gain entry.
- Once mom is settled in Triage, your driver will be asked to return to their vehicle and move it to South Visitor’s parking deck. Parking is free.