Family Birthing Center

The Family Birthing Center of Henry Ford Allegiance Health provides calm, comforting atmosphere to allow you to have the best possible birthing experience. Our doctors, midwives and nurses provide you with expert family-centered care delivered with compassion and respect. We want you and your family to feel at home at Henry Ford Allegiance Health.

Home-Like Setting

As soon as your baby is born, he or she will be quickly assessed and placed skin-to-skin on mom’s chest. This promotes immediate bonding and natural transition for the baby outside of the womb. After an hour or so of “recovery” time, your new family will be transferred to a private room on our Women and Newborn unit. As part of our family-centered care approach, your baby will room with you. We encourage your family to be part of your experience.

Extra Touches

The Henry Ford Allegiance Family Birthing Center also provides:

  • Newborn hearing screenings
  • Lactation support for breastfeeding mom
  • Private rooms
  • Room service for mom
  • Photographs of newborn portraits. Images are available online in the electronic nursery and photo packages are available for purchase.

Childbirth Options

To prepare for the birth of your child, we encourage expectant families to take childbirth classes, like those available through the Stork Club. We also believe it’s important for you to talk with your obstetrician about the birthing options are best for you and your baby. 

Special Care Nursery

The Henry Ford Allegiance Health Special Care Nursery staff are equipped to care for newborns who have experienced complications during delivery, premature babies or those with congenital defects, as well as babies with special medication needs. The 10-bed unit is staffed by a board certified neonatologist and neonatal nurse practitioner who work in close partnership with our pediatric hospitalists. You can take comfort in knowing if your baby arrives needing special care, we are ready to give your newborn great care close to home. 

Anxiety, nervousness, stress and tension can take a toll on your unborn baby’s health. Avoid the triggers and learn to stay calm by using techniques like meditation and yoga.