Labor and delivery room
The Johns Hopkins Birthing Center offers complete mother/baby care as well as true mother/baby couplet care with no separation, provided both mother and baby are healthy. A physician is always present and available.
Our staff delivers 2000 babies a year at the Johns Hopkins Birthing Center. We recognize this special time in the lives of parents, siblings, extended family and friends as they welcome the newest member of the family.
Birthing Center Services
Our comprehensive pregnancy services include:
- 6 examination rooms
- 8 Labor Delivery Recovery (LDRs)
- 2 observation rooms
- 3 operating rooms
- 3 recovery rooms
- 35 private rooms
True mother/baby couplet care
True mother/baby couplet care means an infant is never separated from the mother from the time of delivery until discharge provided both are healthy. All newborn exams are done at the mother’s bedside, as is newborn care like bathing, shots, eye drops and hearing tests. This allows for mother and baby to bond; however, there is a respite nursery if a mother needs time to rest.
After delivery, all babies are seen by a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Your newborn will be evaluated by our pediatric nurse practitioner within hours of birth and throughout your hospital stay. Our nurse practitioners have excellent relationships with private pediatricians and communicate with them daily about their patients.
Exceptional Nursing Staff
Nursing at The Johns Hopkins Hospital has achieved national Magnet status. This means nurses are cited for providing the best in clinical care. Our nurses have a commitment to providing a supportive environment with family centered care. Our nurses are committed to providing excellent family-centered care, and at Hopkins, where teamwork is important; nurses are valued colleagues and professionals
Special Services (Potential Complications)
If a mother or baby should require special care during pregnancy, birth, or after delivery, the Johns Hopkins Hospital is staffed with specialty-certified physicians, genetic counselors and advanced practice or certified nurses who are available to not only explain care options to parents, but to also respond immediately to clinical needs.