Every pregnancy is wondrous and unique. At Frederick Memorial Hospital,
we understand the needs of laboring mothers and we've designed the
BirthPlace for your comfort, security and privacy. Our staff of skilled
medical professionals knows that every birth is different and gives you
the freedom to do what feels right for you. The BirthPlace is committed
to making your child’s arrival a joyful experience for you and your
family. Thank you for choosing us as your healthcare partner for the birth
of your child.
Visiting the BirthPlace
program schedules tour appointments and also offers:
- Childbirth & Infant Care classes
- Small Wonder sibling tour/class (for ages 3-7)
To view our latest FMH BirthPlace guide and information, please see our
BirthPlace Announcements (PDF)
All of these educational opportunities are designed to help prepare you
for the exciting birth of your baby.
BirthPlace encompasses your Birthing Suite, the Family Center, the Newborn Nursery, and the
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The Birthing Suite is where you will labor, give birth and recover in
the same comfortable, private room with your support people who will encourage
and coach you throughout your labor and delivery. At the BirthPlace, we
respect your birth plans and encourage you to discuss these with your
doctor at your prenatal visits. An experienced nursing staff devoted to
giving quality care will provide explanations about medical procedures
and reassurance throughout your labor. They will be an important part
of your support team and will be waiting for your arrival at the BirthPlace.
A Child Is Born
No other emotion can ever match the joy, amazement and relief you experience
when your child enters the world and lets out its first hearty cry. If
you wish to capture this event on film, either camera or video, please
refer to our
Videotaping and Photographing Patient Information and Consent Form
. Photography and videotaping of your delivery are permitted - but always
at the discretion of your attending physician and nurse with signed consent.
You will be encouraged to hold and feed your baby immediately to begin
forming the special bond that will develop throughout your lives.