While our facilities provide all of the diagnostic and treatment services a woman might need – from routine mammograms to surgery – each one has created unique offerings and amenities to enhance your care:
McDowell Birthing Center is known for its family-centered approach to caring for mothers and their newborns. But if you find yourself hospitalized for a condition common to women, you can also expect us to provide the same level of specialized care and attention.
Here's a snapshot of what you can expect when you trust us to care for you and your newborn at McDowell Birthing Center:
For a personal tour of our Women's Health Unit, please call (859) 239-2562 or (859) 239-2550.
This family-centered maternity care unit has an outstanding combination of:
For a personal tour of our Maternity Birthing Spa, please call (606) 365-4600.
We have adopted a new teaching method, called Kangaroo Care, to improve the health of newborns born at our hospital. Kangaroo Care promotes skin-to-skin contact with the mother and baby in the hoursimmediately after birth and throughout the hospital stay. This skin-to-skin contact promotes breastfeeding and bonding as well as a better transition of your baby to his new environment. The basic concept involves placing a newborn chest down on the mother's bare chest, which generates warmth and provides access to breastfeeding.
As part of our Kangaroo Care program, we also observe designated quiet times each day to allow parents to bond with their baby without interruptions from both visitors and hospital staff.
We want every woman and her family to be comfortable and knowledgeable with the new baby coming into their lives, so we offer a variety of classes for both parents as well as the baby's siblings. All classes are free of charge.
We also recognize the important role breastfeeding plays in the health and development of a child, and we encourage all of our new mothers to consider breastfeeding their babies. We have certified lactation consultants who provide care and guidance both during and after a mother's hospital stay.
Preparing for Childbirth: This class is designed for mothers who are at least 25 weeks pregnant. We'll discuss the progress of your pregnancy, what to expect at the hospital, and birthing options available to you. You'll also learn breathing and relaxation exercises. Please bring two pillows and one blanket to the third class. Your coach is welcome to attend with you. At Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital, a tour of the Birthing Spa is included. Registration is required.
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center class schedule: Meets the second, third and fourth Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November from 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the Breckinridge Classroom, located on the second floor at the Gilcher Building adjacent to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center (behind the City Parking Garage). Free parking is available at 5:00 p.m. For more information, please call (859)239-2530. Click here to register online.
Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital class schedule: Meets the first, second and third Monday night of January, March, May, July, September and November from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lincoln County Public Library. In the event a class falls on a holiday, please note the class may be rescheduled or cancelled. For more information or to register for classes, please call (606)365-4767.
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center class schedule: Meets the fourth Tuesday of every other month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Breckinridge Room in the Gilcher Building. For more information, please call (859)239-2530. Click here to register online.
Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital class schedule: Meets the third Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Room at Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital.
Siblings classes: This class helps to prepare brothers and sisters for the new member of their family.
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center class schedule: Meets the second Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the conference room on our Women's Health Unit. For more information, please call (859)239-2530. Click here to register online.
Other Services for Women
Our commitment to women's health is evidenced not only by the McDowell Birthing Center but also with all of the services we provide to women:
For more information about any of our women's services, email us or call (859)239-INFO.