Family BirthPlace at DeKalb Health
At DeKalb Health, we’ve created a whole new environment to help you welcome a newborn into your family. We take a fresh approach to every stage of your miraculous journey, from prenatal care and childbirth classes, through the personalized birthing experience, to expert post-natal pampering and lactation support.
All-private. All about you.
The new Family BirthPlace features luxurious all-private suites where mom, baby and family will spend the entire experience —without having to move. Each spacious suite has a private bath, shower and vanity, and the welcoming furnishings include a convenient sofa bed or a queen size bed. Each suite also has free Wi-Fi, as well as cable TV and DVD/VCR access, and a large jacuzzi is available nearby for hydrotherapy and relaxation.
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You’re in good hands.
The Family BirthPlace was designed to ensure seamless continuity of care guided by your doctor, from labor through delivery and recovery. The Family BirthPlace is staffed with board certified neonatologists — physicians who specialize in caring for newborns — as well as pediatricians, family physicians, midwives and a board certified lactation consultant. Most importantly, the entire medical staff is committed to providing expert, compassionate care and support in a welcoming environment that surrounds you with family and friends.
When you choose to have your baby at the Family BirthPlace, you have the peace of mind of knowing that you have the support of advanced fetal monitoring and surveillance systems. You also receive the most up-to-date approach to post-natal care, including the HALO sleep sack program for the safest swaddling of newborns. In addition, our Transitional Care Nursery is equipped to provide for all of your baby’s needs.
When the big day comes, you’ll be ready.
The Family BirthPlace at DeKalb Health has a complete array of services to help you prepare for your baby’s arrival:
- Popular childbirth classes
- Breastfeeding classes
- Healthy Expectations free prenatal vitamin program
- Pre-registration and pre-admission
- Complimentary birth planning consultation
- Guided tours of our facility
We’ve thought of everything.
With our online nursery, you can conveniently share the excitement of your new arrival with friends and relatives — all with the security of password protection. Visit Online Nursery.
The gift shop makes it easy for well-wishers to send flowers or gifts.
Our professional portrait studio with photos by Shockney Photography is available to capture that precious first picture you’ll treasure forever.
As you prepare to depart, you’ll receive a special gift bag filled with personal care items and a wealth of information and practical advice on caring for your newborn.
Before you load baby into the car, we will be happy to assist you at our nationally recognized child safety seat fitting station, staffed with certified technicians.
See it all for yourself.
We look forward to welcoming you for a tour of the beautiful new Family BirthPlace at DeKalb Health. Please call (260)920-2510 to arrange a time to see for yourself how a better experience awaits you right here, close to home.