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Family Birth Center at Indian Path Medical Center
Indian Path Medical Center’s Family Birth Center provides family-centered, single-room maternity care, also known as LDRP.
For most patients, this means labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum care happen in the same, comfortable room. Our rooms are beautifully decorated and also have the latest monitoring equipment. Experienced obstetric and newborn nurses provide skillful attention. Neonatologists, specialists in the care of special-care newborns, are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if needed. Should a Caesarean birth be needed, fully equipped OB surgical suites are located inside the Family Birth Center.
Our caring staff and a calm, intimate atmosphere are waiting for you at the Family Birth Center. If you have any questions about our Family Birth Center or need to register for classes, please give us a call at 423-857-7240.
Our family birth center offers:
- Private rooms
- LDRP in same room
- Lactation specialist
- Support Newborn Golden Hour
- Childbirth classes
- Inpatient OB certified nurses
- Midwifery program
In conjunction with MSMG OB-GYN, the midwifery program at Indian Path Medical Center recognizes pregnancy and delivery as normal lifecycle processes that require limited medical intervention. Parents-to-be receive a combination of education, counseling and prenatal care; as well as hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and support once the baby is born.
Based on the best evidence available, The Midwives Model of Care provides individualized plans for care and healing:
- Midwives monitor physical, psychological and social well-being from pregnancy through delivery
- Trained midwives work closely with obstetricians who are available at all times
- Should additional medical attention or technology be necessary, Indian Path Medical Center can meet those needs
- Midwifery can reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma or Cesarean sections
- Midwives can be primary caregivers for general women’s health
For more information about our midwifery program or to schedule an appointment with Patti Wilson, call 423-392-6370
Classes for the whole family
Our classes are designed to boost a couple’s confidence and increase a woman’s comfort level. We invite grandparents to classes too!
Childbirth preparation class
This series introduces the expectant mom and her coach to changes of late pregnancy; stages/phases of labor and delivery; the coach’s role; pain management, breathing and relaxation techniques; after-delivery expectations; infant care basics and infant CPR. The class includes a tour of the Labor and Delivery area. You should register for a class by the 28th week and begin classes between 30 and 32 weeks.
This class provides information to assist families in learning the art of breastfeeding. Topics include preparation for breastfeeding, benefits to mother and baby, getting started, managing breastfeeding and resources. Grandparents and support persons are welcome. These classes should be taken between 32 and 38 weeks.