UPMC Horizon is proud to partner with UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital 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.
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.
If you choose to breastfeed, our certified lactation consultant and breastfeeding counselors can assist you. Monthly breastfeeding support groups are available the first Wednesday of the month at the Children's Advocacy Center of Lawrence County from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the third Wednesday of the month at UPMC Horizon-Shenango Valley, Conference Room 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants may register through UPMC Classes and Events or by calling 724-983-7962.
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants between one month and one year of age. Help reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS by creating a safe sleep environment:
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