Family Birthing Center of St. Catherine Hospital

Family Birthing Center

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Your family is as important to us as it is to you. That's why we've done everything possible to make the birth of your baby a special time.

The Family Birthing Center features a home-like environment. Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Post-Partum all take place in the comfort and privacy of your beautiful room which features a private bathroom, a whirlpool tub and a completely adjustable, state-of-the-art birthing bed. All the advanced medical equipment necessary to ensure safe labor and delivery, including sophisticated monitors, is out-of-sight but right at hand when required. Your baby can stay in the room with you around the clock, which enhances mother-infant bonding. Additional nursing care is always available for moms or babies who need extra rest. The unit is adjacent to the hospital's surgery area in case that becomes a medical necessity. We also have 5 birthing suites and 4 observation rooms.

With compassion and care, our staff of skilled professionals will guide you through the birthing process. Our professional and experienced nurses are cross-trained in all aspects of labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum care. The same nurse is trained to take care of mother and baby throughout the birthing process, providing a smoother transition and better continuity of care. Our obstetricians, family practitioners and pediatricians are progressive and highly skilled in their areas of specialization. Look to our Physician Referral Service for a doctor to meet your specific needs.

And remember, the entire family is welcome to meet the new arrival during our visiting hours!

Classes and Programs

If you need help before, during or after your pregnancy, be sure to take advantage of our classes and special programs, including:

  • Keeping Baby Safe and Healthy
  • Teen Childbirth Education Lamaze


  • Call the Family Birthing Center 219-392-7900 for dates and times.