Family Birthing Center
Pregnancy is a time of enormous excitement, tremendous anticipation and countless questions. Your growing family deserves the best possible care in a warm and friendly environment. That's what we provide at the CMH Family Birthing Center and CMH-OHSU Health Women's Center.
Whether this is your first birth or you're already a mom, you can count on us to provide the expert care and support you need to have the best pregnancy and birth experience possible.
Personalized OB care
Every woman's pregnancy and labor are unique. At Columbia Memorial Hospital, we are your partners in pregnancy, from prenatal care through labor and delivery and postpartum care. Our providers will learn about you as a person so they can help you prepare for birth and work with you to create a birthing plan that meets your expectations.
Our team of caregivers includes certified nurse-midwives and board-certified obstetrician-gynecologists. They're supported around the clock by pediatricians and nurse anesthetists.
Our labor and delivery nurses average 15 years of experience in this specialty, so they're well-versed in everything from natural births to breastfeeding and positioning to postpartum care. You won't find this level of experience at most other birthing centers.
Because the relationship between patient and provider is so important, our moms see the same provider for the duration of their pregnancies. You'll have that one nurse you can always call with a question. And you'll go into the birthing experience confident and comfortable. The CMH team is with you all the way.
If you choose to work with a doula, they are welcome here. We often work with North Star Doula Service to support women during their pregnancies.
Our birthing suites
Our priority is a healthy experience for mom and baby. We also understand that comfort is important — for both you and your care partner. That's why our four birthing suites are high-tech, but homey. Each one includes a private bathroom, refrigerator and baby bed — as well as daybed for your care partner.
We also offer other amenities, such as a labor tub, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and birthing balls to help you during labor and delivery.
Your care partner and visitors
Your loved ones play an important role in any birth. However, at this time we do have some limitations on visitors.
Of course, your care partner is welcome at all times. During active labor, you can have an additional visitor. Two hours after delivery, that shifts to one visitor.
At this time, no pets and no children 12 or under are allowed in the hospital.
We'll give your care partner free meals during your stay. And after delivery, we celebrate. You and your care partner can order a three-course, restaurant-quality meal from a special menu. This is just another way we make your experience at CMH special.
We're honored to partner with you through pregnancy, delivery and beyond. To learn more, call us at 503.338.7581.