Birth Place at UPMC Horizon
UPMC Horizon is proud to partner with nationally-renowned Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in our commitment to provide comprehensive maternity and infant care to mothers and their babies. At the Birth Place of UPMC Horizon, our nurses have received advanced education at Magee-Womens Hospital to ensure that mothers and their newborn babies are in the hands of world-class experts.
Located on the second floor of our Shenango Valley hospital campus, Birth Place offers advanced maternity care in a comfortable, home-like setting. The recent advent of wireless fetal monitoring allows our laboring patients more freedom to move around and seek comfort measures such as hydrotherapy.
UPMC Horizon offers numerous classes for expectant families and new parents (please see the Classes and Events page for details). If you choose to breastfeed, our certified breastfeeding counselors can assist you.
Outpatient Testing and Lactation Center
Located on the first floor of UPMC Horizon's Shenango Valley campus, the Birth Place Outpatient Testing and Lactation Center is staffed by our maternity nurses, many of whom are also certified breastfeeding counselors. Nursing supplies such as bras, pillows, and pumps are available for purchase at the Lactation Center. Gift registry is also available. The center also provides outpatient testing services, such as fetal non-stress testing, for expectant mothers.
Learn more about the Lactation Center.
"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.