The Birthing Center at F.F. Thompson Hospital is renowned for its high quality medical care and skilled professionals.
- Received the Advanced Perinatal Care Certification, which recognizes exceptional patient-centered care for mothers and newborns, by The Joint Commission, the premier health-care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation.
- Honored by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield as one of the first hospitals to receive the Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care designation – for evidence-based, patient-centered care as well as cost efficiency.
- Recognized for:
- Teamwork, collaboration and communications with patients.
- A consistently low primary cesarean rate
- A consistently high breastfeeding rate
- Exemplary lactation support
The experiences of childbirth and parenting will provide some of the most memorable times of your life. The goal of the F.F. Thompson Hospital Birthing Center is to make this special event as exciting and rewarding as possible.
Our staff is devoted to a flexible, family-centered maternity care program. The private suite where you labor, deliver, recover and spend your post-partum stay is homelike and welcoming. While in the Birthing Center, our highly skilled nurses provide care throughout your labor and birth as well as during your post-delivery stay. The Birthing Center was among the first in the region to provide LDRP (Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Post-partum) rooms to expectant mothers and their families.
Last year, the Birthing Center team, which includes obstetricians/gynecologists, certified nurse-midwife, family practice physicians, and specially-trained registered nurses, delivered more than 682 babies. These babies were cared for by our team of pediatricians, family practice physicians, and registered nurses.
The Birthing Center supports each woman's decision to breastfeed. Their goal is to assist breastfeeding moms by providing education about breastfeeding's many benefits, initiating and maintaining the breastfeeding process and infant nutrition. In addition, you do not have to deliver your baby at Thompson Hospital in order to meet with our lactation consultant; all mothers are welcome to use our services. We also offer a Breastfeeding Class for expectant moms and dads
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All visitors must check in to the front desk in the hospital lobby to receive a pass to allow them to enter the Birthing Center. After hours, you must report to the security desk by the ED to receive a pass. It’s important to remind all visitors to check in at the Nurse's Station before entering a patient's room. If a friend or family member is not sure what room the mother is in, the nurses will be glad to let you know the room and if she is ready to see visitors.
Thompson provides services and programs for the entire expectant family. Thompson's Perinatal Education department provides one of the most extensive educational offerings available for expectant mothers, first-time mothers and their family members. Classes include Preconception Preparation, Childbirth Preparation, Infant Massage, Multiple Birth preparation, and many more. Visit our Birthing Center Education page for details on all of our classes.