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Experience the Care One Miracle at a Time Ours is a Labor of Love

Mom and baby MaternityNow that you are finally ready to welcome your bundle of joy into the world, we want you to be confident about the care that you and your baby will receive – because even if you haven’t done this before, we have. In fact, we’ve done it more than 75,000 times. That means our experienced providers are prepared to provide you and your newborn with the gentle, loving and attentive care you deserve.

Nurturing New Beginnings

At Fairfield Medical Center, we combine high-quality care with high-quality caring. Our nurses and physicians have been compassionately supporting new moms and their babies since our inception. We understand that this important day is about allowing you the opportunity to cherish and embrace the experience of growing your family.

Focused on Family Because We Understand What Matters Most

Our team of dedicated Maternity providers is passionate about preparing you and your loved ones for the addition of your precious newborn. Childbirth Education Classes have been designed to offer support to everyone involved in baby’s care, including parents-to-be, soon-to-be siblings and ever-so-excited grandparents.

 Our 13 maternity suites also provide the perfect environment for family-centered care, including first time meetings with baby and a restful recovery for mom and dad. If you’d like more insight into the birthing experience, we encourage you to schedule a tour of our Maternity Department.

Mother cuddling with infant

Handled With Care

During labor and delivery, we provide personalized, thoughtful care – with one on one labor and delivery nursing attention designed just for you and your baby. That means no matter what you need, someone will be nearby to help. We believe a family-centered approach to maternity care is essential to creating the best birth experience and the best outcomes for your delivery.

Our maternity unit has 13 spacious, beautiful and private rooms. Each room has a fold out sofa to accommodate your support person to stay by your side both day and night. Our patient pantry is stocked with plenty of snacks for you and your primary support person. There is no need to move from floor to floor during your stay; your entire care is on the second floor within the Maternity Unit.

Our OB/GYN’s support patients in achieving the “natural” birth experience they want by offering plenty of options for pain relief including:

  • Wireless monitor (Monica Novii)
  • Birthing & peanut balls
  • Squat bar
  • Aromatherapy

Please discuss your labor prefrences with your provider and mention some of the options available to you.

There is an OB/GYN Hospitalist available 24/7 for in-house coverage for patient care and safety. They do not replace your primary OB/GYN provider. Click here to learn more.

We have two certified lactation consultants available to assist you and your little one with breastfeeding before, during and after your stay. Our free breastfeeding class is very beneficial and can be scheduled by calling 740-687-8218.

 

What Our Patients Are Saying

We felt like we were part of their family.
We felt like we were part of their family.”

Courtney Boyer discusses her maternity experience at Fairfield Medical Center.

The maternity floor is the best!!!”
- Rachel, Maternity Patient
Dr. Barnhart made my labor experience one that I truly feel could not have gone better. Ashley was professional and attentive and ensured I was as comfortable as possible.”
- Megan, Maternity Patient
Great nursing team for my delivery and postpartum care. I could not have asked for a better experience.”
- Kayla, Maternity Patient
Dr. Burnette is wonderful! She took time to listen to my questions and concerns. All of my nurses were wonderful in their care for me and my baby.”
- Katie, Maternity Patient
The maternity nurses are all rock stars! Dr. Burnette was very calm, friendly, informative and did an excellent job.”
- Jill, Maternity Patient
FMC maternity department made my stay easy and I felt confident in giving birth there.”
- Brandy, Maternity Patient
I LOVED all the nurses that assisted me during my stay - especially Lydia, who went above and beyond to keep me comfortable and informed during my labor. She was truly amazing! The nursing staff really made my experience great. They deserve recognition for their hard work.”
- Caitlin, Maternity Patient
Laura G. and Katelyn (night nurse) on the Maternity Floor were absolutely amazing! They took care of my first 24 hours and I cannot sing their praises enough!”
- Claire, Maternity Patient
Better than I ever imagined, will never go anywhere else. Could not have asked for better nurses!”
- Danielle, Maternity Patient
A great experience was meeting nurse Lisa. She was such a great person. Definitely good at what she does. Dr. Froman is one of the best people I've ever met! She takes great care of her patients. Again, all nurses were great, but nurse Lisa was just awesome! She helped us so much!”
- Diamond, Maternity Patient
We LOVED the nursing staff on the maternity unit! Always a good experience. We LOVE Sarah!”
- Nina, Maternity Patient
My nurses were Lydia and Kelsey. They made my experience of having of my first newborn AMAZING!”
- Lisa, Maternity Patient
All nurses on maternity were awesome! I loved Lauren! She was a big part of my special day and helped me A LOT! I couldn't thank her enough!”
- Paige, Maternity Patient

Visitation Update

Fairfield Medical Center is taking steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. At this time, we are limiting the number of visitors for every patient in the hospital. For maternity patients, one support person may accompany them throughout their stay. This person will receive an armband which allows them access to the Maternity Unit as long as they are symptom-free. Please limit the amount of time spent outside patient rooms to brief walks in the maternity hallway, maintaining social distancing from other patients and from staff when appropriate, and alerting staff members to any symptoms you have while staying at FMC.

In addition to the one support person, doulas are permitted with the return and presentation of a negative COVID-19 screen. A mother who has delivered and been readmitted, newborns are permitted with a caregiver in the room.

It is always important to protect yourself from illness when pregnant. Everyone in the home should avoid contact with anyone who has been exposed to the virus or anyone with symptoms. Everyone should wash their hands frequently and thoroughly throughout the day, and surfaces in the home should be cleaned and disinfected daily.

Current data suggests mother-to-child transmission of Coronavirus during pregnancy is unlikely but, after birth, a newborn is at risk for becoming ill from contact with caregivers who are sick. A small number of babies have tested positive for the virus shortly after birth; however, it is unknown if these babies got the virus before or after birth. So far, the virus has not been found in amniotic fluid or breastmilk. If you are sick and choose to breastfeed, you should wear a face mask and wash your hands before each feeding. During this time, we encourage you to bring your own breast pump with you to the hospital in case you need it. As always, be sure you are following proper recommendations for pump washing and pump use, including washing your hands before touching any pump or bottle parts and before expressing breast milk.

Click here for more frequently asked questions regarding pregnancy and COVID-19.

For more information on CDC guidelines regarding pregnancy and COVID-19, click here.

Experience Coordinated Care

Justin Bruner, DO
Justin Bruner, DO
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Sarah Froman, MD
Sarah Froman, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Sean Jerig, MD
Sean Jerig, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Scott DeLong, DO
Obstetrics & Gynecology

The Experience of a Lifetime

When it’s your time, let us share that miraculous experience with you and offer family-centered care in a safe, nurturing environment.

Call 740-687-8290 for more information.