Birth Place at UPMC Horizon
UPMC Horizon is proud to partner with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in our commitment to provide comprehensive maternity and infant care to mothers and their babies.
Located at the Shenango Valley hospital campus, Birth Place offers advanced maternity care in a comfortable, home-like setting, while wireless fetal monitoring allows our laboring patients more freedom to move around and seek comfort measures such as hydrotherapy. The labor and delivery area is on the second floor, while our new mother-baby unit and level I and II nurseries are located on the third floor.
To ensure that mothers and their newborn babies are in the hands of world-class experts, our Birth Place nurses have received advanced education at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.
UPMC Horizon offers numerous classes for expectant families and new parents (please see the Classes and Events page for dates). If you choose to breastfeed, our certified breastfeeding counselors can assist you.
- Labor, delivery, and recovery rooms
- Antepartum/triage rooms
- Mother-baby unit
- Level I nursery
- Level II nursery
- Couplet care (mothers may have their babies stay with them in their rooms)
- Surgical suite for Caesarean sections
- Epidural availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- Telemedicine programs with Magee-Womens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (maternal-fetal medicine) and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (neonatology).
- Certified breastfeeding counselors
- Certified car seat technician
Birth Place has open visiting hours on the mother-baby unit until 9 p.m. Siblings of babies may visit at any time. The mother's designated support person may also visit at any time and spend the night in her room.
Visitation in the labor and delivery area is dependent on the stage and progress of the patient in labor.
For the safety of our mothers and babies, both the labor and delivery area and the mother-baby unit are locked 24 hours a day. Please ring the buzzer to enter either unit.
"Blueprint to Build a Healthy Baby"
“Blueprint to Build a Healthy Baby” is an incentive program designed to encourage expectant and new mothers to complete physician office visits, screenings, tests, and classes to ensure they are doing everything they can to give birth to a healthy baby. Patients may enroll in “Blueprint to Build a Healthy Baby” during their first prenatal physician office visit.
Patients may earn “Building Blocks” by attending scheduled appointments and classes and by studying the “Blueprint to Build a Healthy Baby” handbooks, which are available in the waiting rooms of every UPMC Horizon obstetrician/gynecologist. The “Building Blocks” may then be redeemed for items in the “Blueprint to Build a Healthy Baby” catalogue.
Virtual Tour of Birth Place
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