​​​​​​​​​​Birthing Centers

While you've been expecting baby, we've been expecting you! We're here to make your birth experience as memorable and safe as possible.

At The Christ Hospital Health Network, we're building your experience on more than 125 years of maternity care. And, we know that every woman's needs are different. ​Our birthing centers provide the highest quality medical expertise in a calm, welcoming setting—all close to home. In fact, The Christ Hospital  has been recognized by Newseek in their list of the Best Maternity Hospitals of 2024​

Where to have your baby is an important decision for you and your family. That's why women in the Greater Cincinnati region choose the birthing centers of The Christ Hospital Health Network in Mt. Auburn and in Liberty Township.

Our birthing experience is designed to give you as many options as possible. You can count on comfort, c​ompassion, and doctors and nurses renowned for specialized skills and advanced training—all working hard to support your family during this very special time.

Family-centered care

This next phase of your life—parenthood—promises excitement, wonder and lots of cuddles. The labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum care you receive at our Birthing Centers helps your entire family start this exciting phase of your life healthy and confident.

We offer custom services and amenities at both of our centers, including:

Exceptional maternity care

Our highly trained, compassionate maternity specialists work together to ensure you and your baby are safe, secure and in skilled hands while you're in our care.

Your care team may include:

  • Physicians (including high-risk obstetricians on call 24-hours a day, seven days a week)

  • Certified nurse mid-wives

  • Certified nurse anesthetists

  • Neonatal nurse practitioners

  • Registered nurses

After your delivery, lactation consultants and specially trained nurses are here to assist you with your newborn and to answer questions.

Infant Safe Sleep at our birthing centers and at home

Infant Safe SleepThe team at the Christ Hospital Birthing Centers are committed to the safety and health of your baby while they are under our care and in the home. That’s why we are trained on and strictly adhere to American Academy of Pediatrics safe sleep guidelines. We also instruct families on safe sleep practices during their stay and provide them with educational information for the home. These guidelines include:

  • Back to Sleep for Every Sleep – Placing babies on their back for all overnight sleeps and naps until one year of age or until they are able to roll over on their own.

  • Use a firm, flat, non-inclined, and safety-approved sleep space (crib, bassinet, or placard).

  • Feed and promote use of breast milk to reduce the risk of death for families who are able to do so.

  • Share your room, not your bed.

  • Place baby in bare crib.

  • Use a pacifier to reduce the risk of death.

  • Dress for sleep: Avoid overheating and safely swaddle.

  • Keep up with all medical visits and vaccines.

  • Research baby products before buying.

  • Practice Tummy Time.

  • Spread the Safe Sleep Message.

For more details for each guideline and information about safe sleep guidelines​, visit safesleepacademcy.org.

Preparing for baby

Online registration is now available for a variety of childbirth classes. (Please note by clicking this link, you’re leaving The Christ Hospital Health Network website and will be registering through Eventbrite.com). 

Learn more about how to prepare for baby by downloading valuable resource guides for childbirth, newborn care, breastfeeding, and infant safety.

Newborn Insurance

In order to make sure that your newborn is sufficiently covered by insurance prior to your delivery, we ask that all expectant mothers delivering at The Christ Hospital fill out the Mother/Infant registration form prior to delivery. Please download, complete and return this form to your obstetrician's office. 

Welcoming baby 

When the big day arrives, your birthing center care team will be ready, partnering with you to make this special experience everything your family expects. All care for the baby, from baths to exams, will be done in-room as you and your family learn about, and bond with, your new addition. Some women may also choose to bring a doula with them—also known as a birth companion or post-birth supporter.

If an unexpected complication occurs, high-risk obstetricians are on call 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Our NICU provides newborns specialized care and attention so they get the best start possible. Newborns as early as 23 weeks receive individualized care from our experienced staff. 

Once the dust settles, you may wonder where to get information on a birth certificate. The birth certificate is obtained from the Ohio Department of Health Vital Records, and you can order one for your baby through their website, or by calling 513-352-3120.

Let us help you prepare to greet the newest member of your family. Talk to your doctor and plan a visit soon.

Find an obstetrician at The Christ Hospital Health Network.