The birth of your child is a very special experience for your entire family. And where this treasured event takes place will play an important part in the kind of special memories you and your family will have in the years to come. That’s why you should consider family-centered childbirth at Genesys Regional Medical Center’s Family Birthing Center.
At Genesys, parents are encouraged to hold and keep their new baby with them during the hospital stay. We have a visitation policy which, depending on your specific situation and health status, usually allows other members of your family to join in welcoming the new family member. We also have a flexible rooming-in policy, where parents can participate in their baby’s care and get a head start on learning their baby’s needs. Nursing care after your delivery remains focused on your family as a unit, and on your desires and needs as new parents.
You’ll begin your childbirth experience by entering Genesys Regional Medical Center at Health Park through your own Women and Children’s Center entrance located just to the right of the main doors. Because we feel your childbirth environment should be warm and home-like, the birthing rooms include comfortable furniture, and television and telephone service is available. Each room has a large window which overlooks our nature trails or courtyards, adding to the serene atmosphere. They feature birthing beds which convert to accommodate a variety of birth positions. And, of course, all of these rooms are supported by the most modern medical equipment. Safe, personalized and individualized maternity care is our ultimate goal.
Genesys helps expectant mothers prepare for breastfeeding, early breastfeeding in the hospital, nutrition, nursing at home and problem-solving. New moms will also be given instructions on how to pump and store breast milk. To register, call (810) 606-5897.
Outpatient Breastfeeding Clinics
Sometimes, new moms need guidance as they begin breastfeeding their babies. Sometimes, problems arise after breastfeeding has been established. Our Outpatient Breastfeeding Clinics (offered in four locations) address the needs of the mother and infant. The clinics are the first physician-led breastfeeding clinics in Michigan. Each of the sites is staffed by physicians and lactation consultants. Mothers can self refer or be referred by their physician. The clinics provide support to mothers and infants who are experiencing breastfeeding difficulty, such as;
Please call 810-606-5898 to find hours of operation and to schedule an appointment. Most insurance plans are accepted. Download the full Breastfeeding Clinic flyer.
Birthing Center Tours
- Poor latch
- Insufficient milk supply
- Painful breastfeeding
- Poor weight gain
- Cleft palate, Downs Syndrome,
- and Tongue-tie
1 hour tours of the Birth Center are offered once a month. Registration for the tour is mandatory. To register, call (810) 606-5897
. Click here for an online virtual tour of a Genesys birthing room
Genesys offers inpatient and outpatient services to assist mothers with healthy lactation during breastfeeding.
Whether you’re a first time parent or an old pro, Genesys’ Newborn InfoLine is the place to turn to with questions about your newborn up to one month of age. To talk with a nurse who can answer many of your questions, call (810) 606-5840.
PROGRAMS FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS
Special Delivery Program
The Genesys Special Delivery Program was developed for parents who do not have adequate or full insurance coverage for their prenatal, delivery, newborn and post-delivery care. Participants in the Special Delivery Program receive regular prenatal care, and attend sessions on self and baby care. Mothers and their babies in the program go home 24 hours after delivery. The program is priced as a package for routine pregnancies, and there are financial and geographic requirements. For more information regarding this program,or to request a program packet, call (810) 695-9985.
Maternal and Infant Support Services
Designed for people on Medicaid, the Maternal and Infant Support Services can help make the transition for your new baby a safe and positive experience for both mother and father. Working with your physician, our nurses, registered dietitians and medical social workers will follow you through pregnancy and for one year after birth. During this time, you will learn how to take care of yourself while you are pregnant, and learn how to care for your infant after birth. For more information, call (888) 246-6322.
Genesys Perinatal Diagnostics
Genesys Perinatal Diagnostics provides the following services for high-risk pregnancies – with a physician referral:
Special Care Nursery
- Targeted or Level II ultrasounds
- Consultations in the office and hospital
- 4D ultrasounds
- Antenatal fetal surveillance (pregnancy- related outpatient diagnostic testing)
- Non-stress tests
- Amniotic fluid index
- Biophysical profiles
Genesys offers a Level II Special Care Nursery for those infants who require intensive care and support. Specialty trained nurses and physicians staff the Special Care Nursery. for more information For more information about our services, call (810) 606-5897.
There’s a wealth of free resources out there for expectant parents. More and more will first turn to the Internet for as much information as they can find about pregnancy and childbirth. As a result, there are some very comprehensive and helpful sites. Start with the Genesys online Healthy Pregnancy & Childbirth Center.
Other helpful sites include:
We also encourage you to talk with your obstetrician about educational programs that they might offer or recommend, as well.