Family Birth Center
Welcome to the Family Birth Center at CMH
Every delivery is special at Calvert's Family Birth Center. If you decide to have your baby at Calvert Memorial Hospital, you can count on personalized, state-of-the-art care. Our highly skilled physicians and nursing team bring extensive experience to caring for you and your baby. CMH pediatric hospitalists are on-call 24 hours a day to assist with any newborn needs.
Our goal is to make your hospital stay the wonderful experience it should be. You and your new family can bond in a private comfortable room.
Calvert Memorial Hospital has received the prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Birth Facility.
The Baby-Friendly program is a world-wide movement sponsored by the World Health Organization and UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) that encourages breastfeeding exclusively. As part of the “Baby Friendly” status, we encourage exclusive breast milk feeding while you are here with us to help get your baby off to a good start. Providing infants with human milk gives them the most complete nutrition possible. We have lactation consultants who can help you with any nursing issues. Nurturing Necessities, our specialty store for moms and babies, is located on-site and a weekly breastfeeding support group is held there.
Based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, this prestigious international award recognizes birth facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence, and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies. Currently there are 387 active Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers in the United States. The “Baby-Friendly” designation is given after a rigorous on-site survey is completed. The award is maintained by continuing to practice the Ten Steps as demonstrated by quality processes.
If you choose not to breast feed (after appropriate counseling and education) or cannot breastfeed for medical reasons, you and your support person will be taught safe and appropriate methods of formula mixing, handling, storage and feeding.
From childbirth preparation to baby care basics, CMH offers a variety of classes and programs to support new and expecting parents before you deliver, while you’re in the hospital and after you go home. For a complete listing, click here.