Helping the mother with her new son/daughter doesn't end after the baby is born. The Mercer Health Birthing Center offers a wide range of education and support programs. We provide ongoing education, baby care demonstrations, self-care choices, rest, and time for the mother and the rest of the family to get acquainted with their new addition.

If a mother chooses to breast feed, she may wish to receive guidance and assistance from our staff. Our Lactation Consultant and/or Trained Support Specialists can visit the mother during her stay to provide guidance, answer questions, and give assistance to help the mother achieve a successful experience.

Family Stay Program
Our Family Stay Program is unique in this area. This is available to parents whose baby remains hospitalized after the mother is discharged. This program allows the parents to remain in a room at the Birthing Center so that they can be with the child the entire time. Mercer Health Birthing Center provides meals, a bed and a shower at a low cost. This program also allows for a newborn baby to remain in the Birthing Center.

NOTE: This is NOT covered by insurance and is subject to room availability.

Pictures of the new son/daughter are taken shortly after the birth. A variety of picture packages are offered. The mother receives a brochure outlining options for purchase before they are discharged.

Thanks to arrangements by local and national companies, new mothers receive a bag full of baby items such as mother magazines, coupons, discount offers, and samples of baby items. The mother also receives a news release form to help share the good news with friends and family. This can be sent to any newspaper.