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Family Beginnings Birthing Center

Family Beginnings is the only accredited natural birth center located inside a hospital in the state of Ohio. We believe childbirth is a natural process and a spiritual journey for you and your family. We empower your family to make choices and support you in bringing your baby into the world.

Equipped for Natural Childbirth Support

The center offers a home-like environment with quick access to high-tech interventions. We listen to your baby's heartbeat with a Doppler (ultrasound device) for maximum assurance of health. We encourage you to share the experience of birth with any family and friends you choose.

Our nurses are dedicated to the natural childbirth process and are experienced in natural childbirth labor support. They assist, support and guide the family using natural childbirth tools. You may choose movement, aromatherapy, music, positioning, labor tools, and water therapy to cope with labor and birth. Nurses encourage you to use positions for delivery that feel right to you. Each room is equipped with a large Jacuzzi® tub.

We encourage your family to make choices about nursing support during labor and birth. For postpartum care, Family Beginnings has 24-hour rooming-in with no separation of the family unit unless complications arise. We support you in breastfeeding; therefore, pacifiers or formula supplements are not given without parental consent or medical necessity. A mother’s stay is typically from six to 48 hours.

Family Beginnings Program

Family Beginnings is a program of care that includes education, a prenatal visit, care during hospitalization and postpartum phone calls. Enrollment into the program is required to utilize Family Beginnings Birthing Center. 

Learn About Enrolling in Family Beginnings

Contact Us

Please call us at (937) 208-4597(937) 208-4597 if you have any questions or concerns regarding birthing options or maternity services. We look forward to meeting you and being part of your birth experience. To register for classes or for a physician referral, call (937) 208-BABY (2229)(937) 208-BABY (2229).

Learn About Childbirth

The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about childbirth. Learn about conditions, treatments, how to prepare for childbirth and much more.

Breastfeeding Services at Miami Valley Hospital

We offer a wide range of support and education to breastfeeding mothers.

Birth and Family Education Classes

Families can learn about the labor and birthing process as well as caring for a newborn.

Content Updated: June 6, 2016

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These Miami Valley Hospital locations offer Maternity Services.
Family Beginnings at Miami Valley Hospital
One Wyoming St. Dayton, OH  45409
Maternity at Miami Valley Hospital
One Wyoming St. Dayton, OH  45409
Maternity at Miami Valley Hospital South
2400 Miami Valley Dr. Centerville, OH  45459
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