Mercy Maternity Services
Great Beginnings Maternity Services
Mercy Medical Center believes in great beginnings. In fact, we’ve been at the arrival of thousands of newborns since 1908. And although childbearing has gone through a great deal of change over the years, it remains one of life’s most special moments.
Skilled Compassionate Staff
Our most cherished asset is our staff. Whether your labor is short or long, delivery is vaginal or c-section, you choose an epidural or to deliver natural, our nurses are here to help support you every step of the way. This compassion is what makes Mercy’s nurses remembered long after the birth of your baby.
Your Private Room
Mercy’s private rooms provide a comfortable environment for you to labor and deliver your baby. All technical equipment and skilled personnel are in the same room throughout the childbearing process. All delivery rooms have a home-like atmosphere with all the equipment needed to make your birthing experience everything that you expect it to be. After delivery, you’ll move to a private postpartum room for the remainder of your stay. Each postpartum room provides a private bathroom with a shower, a flat screen TV, and space for family and friends.
Family-Centered Maternity Care
The relaxed, home-like atmosphere of our delivery and postpartum rooms is an ideal environment to promote familycentered maternity care. The baby’s father or your support person is encouraged to be with you throughout the birth experience. Following the birth, we urge you to involve other members of the family including siblings and grandparents.
Family Waiting Room
Mercy Maternity Services has a family waiting room so your relatives and friends can wait comfortably for the new baby to arrive.
The postpartum rooms were designed to allow your baby to stay in your room. This gives you the opportunity to get to know your newborn during his/her first days of life. Of course the nursery is available for mothers who wish to utilize this option. Following delivery, you may be anxious about how to care for your newborn. Mercy’s OB nurses are available to offer instruction about infant and postpartum care
Mercy Medical Center has certified lactation consultants available to all breastfeeding mothers. The goal of our lactation consultants is to help you meet your personal breastfeeding goals, while having a positive and rewarding experience. And the support doesn’t end when you leave the hospital. Mercy offers a free, weekly breastfeeding support group. Led by a certified lactation consultant, the meetings offer weekly baby weight checks, discussion about breastfeeding challenges and support from other breastfeeding mothers. Mercy also offers the opportunity to rent or purchase electric breast pumps.
Neonatal Special Care Nursery
Mercy’s Neonatal Special Care Unit specializes in caring for sick and premature infants. Thanks to the latest technological advances and a highly skilled team of neonatologists, nurses and therapists, the unit provides care for babies with most conditions, including those requiring specialized support. Mercy’s Neonatal Special Care Unit has a full-time dedicated staff of Mercy neonatologists and in-house physician support.
Mercy’s maternal-fetal specialists help expectant mothers deal with high-risk pregnancies. Services Provided Include:
- Perinatal consultation
- Prenatal diagnosis
- Prenatal ultrasound examination
- Genetic counseling
Women's Pavilion – Your Education and Support Resource
Whether you’re trying to get pregnant or just found out you’re expecting, Mercy Medical Center offers a number of educational classes for you and your family. For more information about any of the following classes, please call 330-489-1329.
- Prepared childbirth class
- Weekend childbirth class
- Cesarean birth class
- Tike Hike
- Breastfeeding class
- Baby basics
- Infant and child CPR
- Natural Family Planning
Grandma and grandpa can’t wait to see the newest member of the family? Now they don’t have to. As a service to new parents, Mercy Medical Center’s website (cantonmercy.org) is home to Mercy Web Babies. Thanks to the new innovation, parents who deliver their babies at Mercy have the OPTION of posting their new family member’s picture on the Mercy website for out-of-town relatives and friends to see. The site only lists the baby and mother’s first name and middle initial to protect privacy.
Online Pregnancy Center
Mercy also offers an interactive pregnancy center on our hospital website. Find out your due date, see the development of your baby each week, plan for the baby’s arrival, learn more about special care pregnancies and much more. A wealth of information can be found by visiting cantonmercy.org and clicking on “Pregnancy Resource Center.”
If you’re looking for a physician in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, internal medicine or any other specialty, Mercy Physician Referral service can help. Call Mercy’s Healthcare Connection at 330-489-1333 or 800-223-8662.