Birth Center at O'Connor Hospital


The Birth Center care team at O’Connor Hospital is dedicated to providing an enhanced experience for patients. Our care team uses a culturally attuned, inclusive, friendly and family- centered approach to care for all mothers, babies, birth partners and families. In pregnancies ranging from high risk to the most routine, our birth center and team of highly skilled providers use leading technology and innovation with coordinated care to ensure the best possible outcomes and experience.

Our Birth Center includes:

  • Spacious birthing and maternity suites equipped with advanced technology
  • Comprehensive services for high-risk pregnancies
  • Obstetrician and anesthesiologist on-site 24/7 for emergencies
  • Childbirth and newborn care education
  • Breastfeeding support groups
  • Family-centered services with large private suites to accommodate extended families
  • Culturally supportive services for mothers and babies of all backgrounds and orientations
  • Skin-to-skin bonding with babies, mothers and birth partners
  • Delayed cord clamping as a best practice

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  • Access to OB-GYN, neonatology, anesthesiology and other specialty coverage 24/7
  • Certified lactation specialists
  • Lactation/breastfeeding support
  • High-Risk Infant Follow-Up (HRIF) Clinic
  • Private birthing and postpartum suites
  • Level III NICU
  • Specialized seven-bed OB Emergency Department (OBED)


Please watch our virtual tour of the Birth Center at O'Connor Hospital.


Birth centers with the Baby-Friendly designation have been verified by a third-party (Baby-Friendly USA) that holds them accountable to the highest standards for family/baby care practices related to infant feeding. Our staff are trained regarding the care of breastfeeding parents and babies. We allow healthy babies and parents to stay together day and night (rooming in) so they have the best chance to get to know each other and can breastfeed as soon as they are ready. Being together gives parents more opportunities to learn about normal baby behavior knowing that knowledgeable staff can answer questions about their baby and breastfeeding. Birth center staff are readily available to talk about what to expect from new babies and help with any concerns.

Baby-Friendly birth centers do not distribute samples from formula manufacturers because this practice is proven to discourage families from providing breastmilk to new babies. Staff will carefully assess a new baby’s feeding so that any early problems can be taken care of quickly and assist with breastfeeding, so parents feel more confident. If breastfeeding worries arise after leaving the birth center, we have designated staff who can help solve feeding problems.