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 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 UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.
UPMC Horizon offers numerous classes for expectant families and new parents.
Before your baby is born, take a virtual tour of Birth Place at UPMC Horizon. Learn about our facilities, the labor and delivery area, postpartum floor, and nursery.
To keep our mothers and babies as safe as possible, visitation is limited in labor and delivery and on the mother-baby unit. The mother is permitted two designated support people, who may visit at any time and spend the night in her room.
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.
A breastfeeding support group is available the first Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at UPMC Horizon-Shenango Valley, Conference Room 2 (located inside the cafeteria). The group focuses on participants' interests, concerns, and ideas. Lactation counselors and consultants as well as a pediatrician are available to answer questions.
For more information about the breastfeeding support group, call 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: