The birth of your child is a special moment. At UPMC Northwest, we strive to provide the best care possible to you and your baby while creating a unique and memorable experience.
Our intimate setting enables our staff to provide specialized care for you and your newborn. Because we’re backed by the resources of UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, our nurses have advanced training in maternal and newborn care.
Visiting hours at the Family Birthing Center are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with the exception of quiet time. The baby’s siblings are allowed to visit at any time. A support person (the baby’s father or other designee) may also visit at any time and spend the night with you in your room.
Visitors to labor and delivery are dependent on your labor progression.
The center has designated 1 to 2 p.m. as quiet time for our mothers and babies. No visitors are permitted on the unit during this time.
If you would like newborn photos, your baby may be photographed in the studio located on the unit. Photos may be purchased through the photographer. Please talk to your nurse for more information.
Using secure teleconferencing technology, women with high-risk pregnancies may consult with maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC while they are patients at UPMC Northwest. The inpatient MFM telemedicine program expands on the outpatient MFM program offered through the UPMC Northwest Teleconsult Center.
The following obstetrician-gynecologists deliver babies at UPMC Northwest and have office locations in Franklin and Clarion.
UPMC Northwest offers the following classes to prepare you and your family for the birth of your child:
Tours of the unit are also available at any time. For more information, or to register for a class, visit Classes.UPMC.com or call 814-676-7845.
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants between one month and one year of age. However, there are steps you can take to help your baby sleep safely and reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS.To create a safe sleep environment: