St. Clair Hospital will be welcoming approximately 125 babies before the month of January draws to a close. Our Family Birth Center has become a premier choice for expecting moms to welcome their babies into the world. And for good reason.
“We provide the highest quality of care,” says OB/GYN Michelle L. Harvison, M.D., Chair of Obstetrics at St. Clair. “There are many Pittsburgh hospitals that have labor and delivery suites. The difference is, we’re more patient– and family–centered. We provide a more personal experience to patients and their families.”
So if you know a baby is on the way — or if you woke up this morning wondering, “Am I pregnant?” — now’s the time to become familiar with the Family Birth Center and St. Clair’s leading OB/GYN physicians.
Our Family Birth Center is staffed with the following experienced professionals who specialize in all areas of pregnancy, labor and delivery:
- 12 OB/GYNs
- 52 registered nurses with specialized training
- 5 lactation consultants
- 10 in-house pediatric hospitalists available 24/7
- 5 surgical technicians
From admission to discharge, you’ll be cared for by the same team in one of our 11 home-like Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum suites. And you and your baby will be together from the moment of delivery to help you grow more confident in caring for your newborn. “Rooming-in helps both moms and babies sleep better and get to know each other,” says Shawndel R. Laughner, Director of Women and Children Services, at St. Clair. “The babies love to be near their mom.”
The Highest Level of Specialty Care
While having a baby is joyous occasion, sometimes a newborn needs a little extra help before going home. The St. Clair Family Birth center offers a Level II Special Care Nursery with highly trained pediatricians and nurses available 24/7.
Wherever you are in your pregnancy, we invite you to visit the St. Clair Family Birth Center and discover the warmth, compassion and expertise that await you and your baby. To make an appointment for a tour, please visit our Program and Events Calendar at stclair.org/calendar or call 412.942.5877. To learn more about our Family Birth Center and select one of the region’s finest OB/GYN physicians who practice there, please visit stclair.org/delivering.