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Excellent Care for You and Your Baby

Shannon Russell with baby EllisOur maternity team is here to provide you with the most comfortable birth possible. Whether this is your first baby or your fourth, your care team will work together to provide excellent care for you and your little one.

By collaborating with multiple disciplines, our providers offer compassionate coordination of all aspects of your care to ensure that you and your family can focus on your new addition.

Your care team will work together to provide excellent care to you and your baby. Your care team will consist of:

Pediatrician, Dr. Robertson with newborn

Our Physicians

Our team of physicians is here to provide excellent care to you and your baby. Your OB physician or an OB Hospitalist will direct the plan for your care during labor, delivery and recovery. In addition to attending your delivery, these physicians will be available at your bedside as needed and round daily to see patients after delivery.

Anesthesiologists provide 24-hour coverage for our maternity department and are available to provide epidural pain management and anesthesia for cesarean sections.

Your baby needs care too and will receive it from one of our pediatric hospitalists. A recent partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) has allowed for the expansion of expert pediatric inpatient care. Nationwide Children’s pediatric hospitalists are familiar faces in the community who provide years of local experience. These skilled physicians will work closely with your OB physician to offer comprehensive, advanced care during your stay at Fairfield Medical Center.NCH-FMC partnership logo


Dr. Jean Robertson, Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Pediatric Hospitalist, checks a newborn in the Fairfield Medical Center nursery.

Midwifery Care at Fairfield Medical Center

At Fairfield Medical Center, you can have the best of both worlds – the experience of a midwife-led delivery with the reassurance that a physician is close by if needed. 

About our Hospitalists

Babies come when they’re ready – that’s why Fairfield Medical Center is always prepared. 

Our organization has partnered with Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) to provide an OB/GYN Hospitalist service. OBHG is the nation’s largest and only dedicated provider of customized women’s health solutions, focused on improving access to care and ensuring all women receive timely, unconditional obstetric attention. A quality team of skilled and dedicated providers has been selected to carry out the mission of improving patient care, safety and outcomes.

OBGH does not replace your primary OB/GYN provider. In collaboration with your provider, an OBHG can manage your labor and delivery until your own physician arrives. During your stay, these doctors will work closely together to maintain continuity of care.

OBHG provides care to all women admitted to the FMC Maternity Department or the Emergency Department at the main campus.

OBHG are board certified Obstetricians & Gynecologists providing 24/7 in-house coverage.



The Role of OB Hospitalists

Whether you are a patient of FHP OB/GYN, established with an alternative practice or have no established provider at all, Fairfield Medical Center’s obstetric hospitalists are available 24/7 to assist in deliveries, emergencies and address the concerns of expecting families. This group of specialists are an extension of your provider and work closely alongside your healthcare team, keeping mom and baby safe and healthy.

Experience the Expertise with Emily Burnette, DO
Experience the Compassion with Emily Burnette, DO

Dr. Emily Burnette approach to patient care includes a strong focus on personal connection, shared experiences and support.

Passing Baby To Mother

Nursing Team

Our nursing staff consists of skilled, maternity-trained registered nurses and OB techs. Our nurses collaborate with the physicians and provide much of the hands-on care and support you will receive. They will continually assess you and your baby’s well-being, providing treatment and medications, making sure you are comfortable and assisting you with learning how to care for yourself and your baby.

They will also provide detailed discharge instructions prior to your return home.

breastfeeding mom with lactation consultant

Lactation Support

Our lactation consultant RNs will help you develop the knowledge and skills to support successful breast feeding. They offer free breastfeeding classes to take prior to delivery, instruction and support during your stay and assistance after your discharge.

For more information on lactation support, call 740-687-8953 or to sign up for breastfeeding class, click here.

Man and woman practice diapering a baby doll

Childbirth Education

Our childbirth educator offers a variety of educational classes to prepare you and your family for your new arrival. From what to expect during childbirth and newborn care, to sibling and grandparent classes, we want to help you feel ready for the big day.

To sign up for childbirth educational classes, click here.

Your Care Is Our Priority

If you have questions about any aspect of our maternity care, please call 740-687-8290.