We offer a warm and inviting setting with a team of caring professionals who are ready to welcome you into our home and provide you with the highest level of care for the birth of your baby. Our private, luxurious rooms are designed so you can labor, deliver and stay with your newborn.
By choosing to deliver here at our Summit County birth center, you will be surrounded by caring, compassionate and experienced staff. All our nurses are certified in advanced electronic fetal monitoring, and several are nationally certified for in-patient obstetrics. Our nurses are here to support you 24 hours a day and answer any questions you may have.
The birth center is serviced by five OB/GYNs and one family practice physician for deliveries. Two pediatricians, two family practitioners and an internist are available to care for your newborn. All of our providers are respectful of your birthing plan and, along with our team of nurses and support staff, will provide personalized care throughout your stay.
We have 24-hour physician coverage for our Level 1 newborn nursery, if your newborn requires some extra care and attention after delivery. When necessary, all nursing staff is trained and skilled in providing collaborative care with the provider to stabilize and transport newborns that require a neonatal intensive care unit.
Birth center features
Here in the birth center, we believe in family centered care. The birth center is designed so you will labor, deliver, and stay with your newborn in the same room. We want to keep you and your new little one close. Rooming in with your newborn encourages bonding and improves breastfeeding outcomes.
Our private rooms are not only beautiful and spacious, but designed to make you feel at home. Our luxurious suites feature private Jacuzzi tubs, Sirius music channels, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, wireless internet connection, and mini-refrigerators. There are pull-out sleeper sofas in every room so your support person can be there throughout your stay. Check out one of our sound machines free of charge to relax to your personal playlist or the sound of ocean waves, and use one of our essential oil diffusers to make the suite your own.
Enjoy our extensive café menu via room service from 700 am - 6:30 pm. Your support person can raid our kitchen for Gatorade or popsicles for you while you labor or midnight snacks while breastfeeding. They will also enjoy one free meal on us during your stay!
We offer a variety of care options that will support individual birth plans. We have wireless fetal monitoring available so you can feel free to move around and even use the tub if your labor requires continuous fetal monitoring. If laboring naturally, we have many comfort techniques available, including the tubs, birth balls, squat bars, music, essential oils and more, along with all our nurses who will assist and support you. Labor Doulas are welcome here in the birth center as well. If choosing an epidural, our anesthesia staff is available around the clock to meet your pain management needs.
Lactation support is available during and after your stay. We have a certified lactation specialist available three days a week along with a monthly breastfeeding support group on the third Tuesdays of every month. All the birth center nurses are trained in breastfeeding support and can assist you as well. We also have donor breast milk available for babies who may need supplementation. Please speak with your physician for more information.
Birth Classes and Family Education
Since babies don't come with their own instructions, we have prepared several classes to help make sure you have the information you need before, during and after birth. Our classes will provide up-to-date information, guidance and skills to increase your confidence in preparing and caring for your new born.
E-Childbirth Class (Self-paced online class).
E-Breastfeeding Class (Self-paced online class)
E-Caesarean Birth Education Class (Self-paced online class)
ZOOM Infant CPR Class (First Wednesday of the Month)
ZOOM Labor and Delivery Q & A (First Wednesday of the Month)
ZOOM New Parent Support (First Wednesday of the Month)
New mom support
Join us on the third Tuesday of each month for a free breastfeeding support group held in the first-floor classroom at St. Anthony Summit Hospital.
For more information or to RSVP, contact Mary Jo Foley:
Every quarter throughout the year, the birth center hosts our New Moms Brunch
Come enjoy a delicious brunch (with both hands) while getting the opportunity to meet other new mothers. Share tips and tricks while getting answers from our experienced staff for questions you may have. The birth center staff enjoys getting to meet and hold the little ones we helped deliver while you have a chance to relax. This free event is available to any new mom that delivered in the birth center within the past year.
For information about upcoming New Mom's Brunch events:
A Star is Born
Welcome Little One
A baby brings great joy to family and friends, and we congratulate you on the newborn in your life. We share your happiness and welcome your little one to our family of babies born at St. Anthony Summit Hospital.
In celebration, we offer a special and lasting way to commemorate the birth of your child. A Star is Born in the Mountain Skies provides a unique opportunity to honor the addition of a new family member.
For a contribution, an engraved star with your child's name and birth date will be placed on our creatively designed A Star is Born wall.
The colors of the stars are:
- Bronze - $250
- Silver - $375
- Gold - $500
Additionally, your gift will help other babies and parents by providing vital technology, equipment, educational opportunities, new programs, and services for families and staff at The Birth Center at St. Anthony Summit Hospital
A Star is Born is also a great idea for grandparents or other family members who want to give a gift in honor of the child or parents in celebration of Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas or other holiday, or the child's birthday.
For more information, contact the St. Anthony Summit Hospital Health Foundation.