Every last detail from the interior design and overall layout to the kind of equipment available were carefully chosen as a result of a collaboration of past birthing center patients, teams of staff members and physicians.
Blessed Beginnings Birthing Center includes:
Six private labor and delivery rooms
14 private post-partum rooms
Two operating rooms dedicated to c-section procedures
Special care nursery (NICU)
All of this and more is located on the same floor and in the same physical area, so you won’t have to leave the birthing center or be too far away from your new baby during your stay.
Home, Suite Home
The large, spacious labor and delivery room suites feature spa-like décor complete with hardwood-like floors, comfortable furniture, spacious bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling tiled showers, an oversized bathtub, a flat screen TV and DVD player, a desk with free wireless Internet and a sleeper couch with an extra long, comfortably-sized bed for a support person to stay the night. The soothing colors and soft lines were carefully selected to give a peaceful, serene environment to make moms as comfortable as possible during labor.
Your Care. Your Way.
At the Blessed Beginnings Birthing Center, we pride ourselves on making you an active participant in the decisions that affect your care. Working with your doctor, we'll provide the birthing option that best matches your needs. We can accommodate natural birth, requests for epidural anesthesia (available 24 hours a day), c-section procedures and offer hydrotherapy as a labor option. If you plan to breastfeed your new baby and have questions or concerns, our Certified Breastfeeding Educators will meet with you. And if you have any other special requests, just ask, and we'll do what we can to accommodate your needs. Blessed Beginnings has also entered the pathway to becoming baby-friendly, with the goal to be fully designated by Spring 2015.
Intensive Loving Care
Sometimes the miracle of life needs a helping hand from the modern world of medicine. And when it does, we're ready with a Level II Plus Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with Extended Capabilities, offering advanced care 24 hours a day. For your peace of mind, we offer the services of a team of neonatologists who are always ready to respond with specialized care for pre-term and sick newborns.
Family Maternity Classes
Even before your baby arrives, we'll help you prepare for the big moment with free classes for you and your family. Whether it's breastfeeding classes for you or classes that prepare dads, siblings - even grandparents - for the big adjustment, you'll get the information you need through a number of free classes. In addition, we offer a low-cost prenatal yoga class each Monday and Thursday evening. To learn more about upcoming classes, visit our Family Maternity Classes page.
Starting new in April 2014, all parents who deliver at Presence Covenant will have the option of having their newborn featured on a digital billboard just outside the hospital. Parents will then have the option to have a picture of their baby in the billboard emailed to them and shared on so
For More Information
For more information or to schedule a tour, call 217.337.2122.
To save time on your big day, you can pre-register ahead of time by calling 217.337.2302.