Birthing Center Tour - Henry Ford Hospital
Learn about the services and facilities we provide to ensure a safe and healthy start for your new baby.
See the specialized services we provide for traditional births and for moms and babies who need a higher level of care
Request more information, ask a question or
connect with a doctor or midwife. See our upcoming
childbirth education classes, which are now offered online.
Upon arrival at the Labor & Delivery unit, patients are registered at the intake desk.
Five-bed Triage Area
After registration, patients are taken to our triage area for evaluation.
Fully Equipped Triage Room
The triage area is staffed by nurses, doctors and certified nurse midwives, who can determine the status of a woman’s labor progress.
Henry Ford Hospital Birthing Unit
Once admitted to the hospital, patients are taken to one of our 12 large, private delivery rooms, equipped with everything needed for labor and baby’s arrival.
Special Equipment for Baby
All delivery rooms are furnished with a specially-designed infant warmer, available in case baby needs extra support at birth.
Eight-bed Antepartum Unit
We also provide eight antenatal rooms, for women who may need to be closely monitored during pregnancy for complications such as pre-eclampsia, bleeding or pre-term labor.
Labor and Delivery
Throughout your labor, our specially-trained nurses will keep you informed of your progress, pain control options, labor positions, and more.
Your care team focuses on your desired birth experience and providing a safe delivery for mom and baby.
Level lll Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Our Level lll Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides advanced care to babies from 23 weeks to full-term gestation.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit staff
The NICU is staffed by board-certified neonatologists plus specially trained Neonatal Nurse Practitioners.
20-bed Post Partum Unit
After delivery, babies “room in” with mom. This helps promote strong mother/infant bonding as new moms learn to respond to baby’s needs.
Daily In-room Visits
During your stay in our post-partum unit, neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners visit daily to check on baby and answer any questions.
As a Baby-Friendly Hospital® that promotes and supports breastfeeding, our lactation consultants can help you succeed at feeding your baby, no matter which method you choose.