Are you planning a pregnancy, or are you pregnant and trying to decide where to go for the best birthing experience? Moms-to-be choose the UPMC Altoona Birth Center for our broad array of expert services before, during, and after birth.
If you think you're in labor, you should contact your ob-gyn.
Call 814-889-2306 to make an appointment.
To reach the labor and delivery floor, call 814-889-2305.
If you're pregnant and trying to decide which birthing center best suits your needs, let our team help ease your concerns.
Make an appointment to tour our center and meet our team of labor, birthing, and postpartum experts. Call 814-889-2754 to schedule a tour.
Our center is open and staffed 24 hours a day.
Visiting hours for grandparents and siblings are from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
All others are welcome to visit between 1:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Visitors should park in the main parking garage on Howard Avenue. Expecting parents will receive a voucher for free parking.
When you choose our team for your care, our relationship begins far before your due date.
For expecting parents, we offer:
As the largest birth center in the area, we offer all you might need during labor, delivery, and postpartum. Our facilities are located on the 9th floor of UPMC Altoona and include:
Each year, our center serves more than 1,000 women from Blair County and the surrounding areas.
To meet all your needs, we're staffed 24 hours a day by a full range of pregnancy and postpartum experts, including:
But don't just take our word for it. We have national- and state-level honors for providing the best possible care for new moms and babies.
We're fully certified as a National Safe Sleep Hospital by Cribs for Kids. We help all our new parents make sure their newborns have safe sleeping quarters.
We're on the Immunization Action Coalition’s (IAC) Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll. The IAC recognizes hospitals who give the Hepatitis B vaccine to over 90 percent of newborns before going home.
We take part in the Keystone 10 Initiative. The state-led program endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics t aims to improve breastfeeding care. Our involvement ensures that we have the methods in place to promote healthy breastfeeding.