If you are looking for great maternity care and obstetrics services, choose us. We pledge to deliver great maternity care at our two hospitals in Danville and Stanford. We offer private, spacious birthing suites where patients labor, deliver, recover and continue their post-partum care in the same room. The rooms have a large couch that converts to a bed. As a result, your support person can get a restful sleep while staying with you.

We equip our birthing suites to provide natural and medicated deliveries, whichever you choose. All suites offer birthing balls, full-size body pillows and a pushing bar. Our Stanford hospital also has Jacuzzi tubs, massage chairs and large showers with multiple shower heads. In addition, each room has access to a manicured courtyard featuring a rose garden and rock water fountain.

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Ensuring Your Baby’s Safety

We are serious about ensuring the comfort and safety of our patients and newborns. We keep our maternity units locked with controlled access. Our units use the “HUGS” system as an additional level of comfort and safety. This is an electronic monitoring system that safeguards babies against abduction.    

Patients at both of our hospitals also benefit from our participation with the Kentucky Paternity Acknowledgement Program. This allows our staff to assist unmarried couples with completing the forms necessary to voluntarily acknowledge paternity. We encourage parents to complete this process before they leave the hospital.

We encourage our mothers to keep their babies in their room. This enhances the bonding experience. We also offer a fully-staffed nursery for your baby’s care when you want to rest.  Our Danville hospital also has a Level II nursery that offers more specialized care for newborns with additional needs.

Pre- and post-partum services are provided by board-certified physicians specializing in obstetrics and family medicine and pediatrics. In addition, a certified nurse midwife provides services at the Stanford hospital. Highly-qualified nurses support the providers. Many have earned various certifications in external fetal monitoring, inpatient obstetrics, childbirth education and maternal newborn nursing. Certified lactation counselors and consultants are also available to help new mothers find success if they choose to breastfeed.

Personal tours of our hospitals are available. Please call (859) 239-2562 or (859) 239-2550 for a tour at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Call (606) 365-4600 for a tour at Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital.

When you are admitted for your baby’s delivery, we provide you with our Mother and New Baby Care booklet. You may review that information below.

Educational Videos

We will do everything we can to help you prepare for welcoming a new member to your family. Our staff will show you how to care for yourself and your baby once you go home. We recognize that you may still have questions after leaving the hospital. Thus, we have the following videos that you may view using the password provided to you:

  • Understanding Mother Baby Care
  • Understanding Breastfeeding
  • Infant Car Seat Safety

NOTE: Videos available only to patients delivering their baby at Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital.

Kangaroo Care

We encourage our new moms to practice Kangaroo Care immediately after birth and throughout the hospital stay. This skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby can improve the health of your newborn. It also promotes breastfeeding and bonding as well as a better transition of your baby to his new environment. You may view a video that explains Kangaroo Care by going to www.youtube.com/user/EphraimMcdowellWeb.

Free Classes for Expectant Families

Preparing for Childbirth

This class is designed for mothers who are at least 25 weeks pregnant. It will help you learn what to expect at the hospital and birthing options available. Please bring two pillows and one blanket to the third class.  Your coach is welcome to join you. Registration is required.

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center – classes are held 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 on the second floor of the Gilcher Building (behind the City Parking Garage). Please call (859) 239-2530 to register or click here to register online.

Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital – classes are held the first, second and third Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lincoln County Public Library.  Please call (606) 365-4767 to register.

Preparing to Breastfeed

This class will help you to successfully breastfeed your baby. It will also prepare you for breastfeeding even after you return to work. Please bring a baby-sized doll or stuffed animal to class.

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center – classes meet the fourth Tuesday of every other month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Breckinridge Classroom on the second floor of the Gilcher Building (behind the City Parking Garage). Please call (859) 239-2530 to register or click here to register online.

Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital – please call (606) 365-4767 to register for the next available class.

Siblings Class

This class helps prepare brothers and sisters for the new member of their family. It is available for patients planning to deliver at either hospital. The class meets the second Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December. Class times are from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Classes are held in the Women’s Health Conference Room at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. It is located on the second floor of the South Wing. Please call (859) 239-2530 to register or click here to register online.

To find an obstetrician/gynecologist, go to our Physician Finder page.