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Maternity

Your baby deserves the best of everything, and the right care can make all the difference in the world. At the newly-renovated Birthing Center, you can concentrate on the excitement of your child’s birth, knowing you and your new baby are in the best of hands.

Experience the joy of childbirth, from labor and delivery, to recovery and post-partum, in one of our three beautifully redesigned and decorated birthing suites. These large, attractive rooms offer private baths, showers, and overnight accommodations for your family.

The Birthing Center at Madison Health offers:

  • Personal tours
  • Childbirth and breastfeeding education
  • Infant care education
  • Lactation services
  • Nitrous oxide as an option for pain management
  • 24-hour epidural anesthesia
  • Kangaroo care
  • Family celebrations
  • 24-hour pediatric coverage
  • Close parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Let us help you welcome your little miracle to our little corner of the world, right here in Madison County. To schedule your personal tour, please call 740.845.7272.

Quiet Time

The Birthing Center observes a break in visiting hours called Quiet Time. Quiet hours are from 2 – 4pm each day, seven days a week. Visitors and hospital personnel are asked to come before or after these hours and the only interruptions will be for essential patient care. Quiet hours are designed to provide moms the much needed rest and privacy they deserve during their short stay. Each mom deserves uninterrupted quiet time with her new baby and support system.

Having quiet time helps decrease fatigue, increase bonding and allow mom to become familiar with baby’s feeding cues.

Childbirth Classes

In these classes, we will be discussing late pregnancy, labor and birth, infant care and feeding, breathing techniques and relaxation techniques. You are allowed to bring different coaches if your primary coach is unable to attend; however, please bring only one coach with you per class session as the room size won't accommodate extra people. Cost is $30 per session or $40 if combined with a Breastfeeding Class. Snacks will be provided. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 740.845.7272.

Saturday, September 8, 10am – 2pm
Saturday, October 6, 10am – 2pm
Saturday, November 3, 10am – 2pm
Saturday, December 8, 10am – 2pm

Breastfeeding Classes

In this class, you will learn about the basics of breastfeeding and providing the best nutrition possible. Discover the benefits of nursing for you, your baby and your family, and learn how to get started and avoid common problems. Cost is $30 per session or $40 if combined with a Childbirth Class. Snacks will be provided. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 740.845.7272.

Friday, September 7, 7pm – 9pm
Friday, October 5, 7pm – 9pm
Friday, November 2, 7pm – 9pm
Friday, December 7, 7pm – 9pm

Lactation Services

Madison Health is proud to offer lactation services for breastfeeding mothers.

The goal of this service is to better educate all mothers about breastfeeding and help them in their goal to provide the best nutrition for their babies. Breastfeeding has several health benefits including a reduced risk of infections and illnesses, asthma and obesity.

A mother of three, Heather Huxley, RN, is an IBCLC Lactation Consultant dedicated to providing support and education to both prenatal and postpartum patients. She is actively involved in collaborating with community agencies and connecting mothers with the appropriate resources.

To Madison Health, Huxley brings military experience as well as OB nursing experience. She serves as the Hearing Program Coordinator and Nonstress Test (NST) nurse. Huxley also completed the neonatal resuscitation course and holds a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) card.

For more information about lactation services, or to make an appointment, please call the lactation hotline at 740.845.7262.