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Maternity Services

Compassionate Care for Expectant Mothers

maternity imageHaving a baby is an exciting time, and Southwest General is here to help you every step of the way! We’re committed to providing outstanding, family-centered care that supports an exceptional birth experience for the whole family.

A Staff Invested in Your Birth Experience

Parents who choose to deliver their baby at Southwest General can have peace of mind knowing that mom and baby will receive care from a friendly, experienced staff of medical professionals. Helping patients welcome new members to their family is one of the most joyous services we provide, and our compassionate staff is honored to play a role in this tremendous journey.

Your Birthing Journey

We’re dedicated to working with each expectant mom to develop a customized Birth Plan that reflects your individual wants and needs. A Birth Plan is a document that lets members of your medical care team know your wishes for things like how to manage labor pain; who to allow in the room with you during delivery; feeding preferences for your baby; and much, much more.

In addition to discussing your Birth Plan, we will review what to expect before, during and after your baby’s birth; what to bring to the hospital when labor starts; how to select a pediatrician and more. Additionally, we’ll discuss classes available to you and your family to better prepare you for your baby’s arrival.

NEW State-of-the-Art-Facilities

Southwest General is in the second phase of a transformative $17.6 million project, which will double the size of the current Maternity Unit while adding a higher level of care for moms and babies—elevating from Level I care to Level II care.

When completed, the new Cosgrove Maternity Center at Southwest General will be the only Level II Neonatal Special Care Nursery and maternity care facility in southwestern Cuyahoga County and northern Medina County. The new Cosgrove Maternity Center at Southwest General, will include:

  • A higher level of maternity care—elevating from Level I (35+ weeks of pregnancy, current) to Level II (32+ weeks of pregnancy, coming 2022)
  • A Level II Neonatal Special Care Nursery (coming 2022)
  • Ten labor and delivery suites
  • Nineteen postpartum suites (coming 2022)
  • Upgraded Labor and Delivery Suites and state-of-the-art Operating Rooms for Cesarean section (C-section) deliveries
  • A Well-Baby Nursery
  • Family-friendly visitor waiting areas and support spaces

Additionally, the Center has been designed with the comforts of home in mind. Soft, soothing colors and nature-inspired artwork help parents feel relaxed and promote a cozy atmosphere for mom and baby.

Cosgrove Maternity Center Tour

Support for New and Expectant Parents

We understand that preparing for a new addition to the family can be overwhelming. That’s why we offer a range of services designed to help parents both before and after the baby is born. These include childbirth and family life classes with convenient online options if needed to accommodate busy lifestyles and/or safety restrictions. Other Maternity services we offer include:

Reach Out to Learn More About our Maternity Services

We strongly encourage expectant parents to meet with our maternity coordinator to learn more about our Cosgrove Maternity Center and our family-friendly services so you can make an informed decision when choosing a hospital. To request an appointment with the maternity coordinator, call 440-816-6824 or email birth_journey@swgeneral.com.

To learn about our childbirth and breastfeeding classes, call 440-816-8036 or visit our Events Calendar.

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