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Experience the Care One Miracle at a Time

The birth of a child is a life-changing, joyful event – a reason to celebrate. Choosing the place where your baby will enter the world – where you and your child will feel safe, comfortable and cared for – is an important part of your experience. Whether this is your first delivery or your fourth, our staff is here to not only provide expert medical care, but also to calm your concerns and help you achieve the birth experience you want.

At Fairfield Medical Center, we combine high-quality care with high-quality caring. We want you to be confident in the care you will receive, which is why we are proud to offer:

Jen and baby C

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 preferences 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 clicking here.


Placenta donation

Give the Gift of Life-Again Become a Placenta Donor

Fairfield Medical Center is proud to partner with Lifeline of Ohio to give new mothers the opportunity to donate their placenta to help those in need. Healing grafts made from a placenta donation are used for a wide range of procedures involving eye, oral and spine surgery, and for the treatment of difficult-to-heal wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers, pressure ulcers and burns. Each donated placenta, which would typically be discarded, has the potential to heal approximately 25 people.

How to donate

  • ​Any mother, regardless of her age, can be a placenta donor. Mothers must be having a planned cesarean section. The placenta donation does not change any part of the delivery process.
  • Interested donors can talk to their providers, who will then contact Lifeline of Ohio to get the process started, or donors can refer themselves by calling Lifeline of Ohio at 877-B-A-DONOR.
  • All donors must complete a medical/social history questionnaire to ensure the safety of the donation. This questionnaire and the health criteria the mother must meet is very similar to blood donor requirements.
  • There is no cost for placenta donation.
  • Placenta donation is not related to cord blood donation.

About Lifeline of Ohio

Lifeline of Ohio is an independent, non-profit organization, Lifeline of Ohio promotes and coordinates the donation of human organs and tissue for transplantation. Lifeline of Ohio serves 78 hospitals in 38 counties in Ohio and two in West Virginia and is designated as an organ procurement organization through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Learn more about Lifeline of Ohio’s Placenta Donation program, visit

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. Maternity patients are allowed one identified support person in the facility. This person will have an identification band readily visible for staff to check. This person will not change during the patient’s stay.

  • In addition to one support person, one additional support person or doula is permitted during the labor process and recovery time, or 1-2 hours post delivery. This person will be the same person throughout the delivery process and cannot switch with someone else.
    • The second support person is never allowed in the OR for a C-section or in the nursery.
  • Post-delivery visitation: One person at a time (besides the primary support person) will be allowed to visit from the hours of 4-7 p.m. Visitors must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Only the primary support person and the mother will have a band and be permitted in the
  • If a mother who has delivered has been readmitted, newborns and one caregiver are permitted 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
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.