As one of our Pregnancy Partners...You Have Been Here
and Done That.
an exciting time for you -
also a busy time, as there is so much to be done before
your baby arrives.
how busy you are and that you may have questions about
your upcoming delivery, new baby and admission to our
hospital, we offer you our Pregnancy Partners Program.
you are at least 36 weeks pregnant, call us and schedule
your appointment. You will join us for about an hour, or
longer if you like, in the relaxed atmosphere of our
Family Birthing Center.
During your appointment we will:
Complete your admission paperwork.
over educational material about your birthing
process, and what to expect after your baby arrives.
Answer any of your questions.
Provide a tour of our Private Whirlpool Birthing
complete your pre-admission testing if you are
planning a Cesarean section.
Bellevue Hospital’s Pregnancy Partners Program is a free
service for our Mothers-to-be.
1400 West Main Street
Bellevue, OH 44811
Bellevue-419.483.4040 Ext. 4295
Fremont, Green Springs, Republic-419.639.2065
An innovative program in The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH)
Family Birthing Center (FBC) is really helping to
“deliver” timely personalized information and childbirth
education to expectant parents – including the answer to
the most frequently asked question by new parents.
TBH’s Pregnancy Partners program began in 2004 and
offers to help prepare moms and dads for the arrival of
their little bundles of joy, with information about
delivery, breastfeeding, care of the newborn, and even
follow-up care for the new parents.
Perhaps one of the best benefits of the program is all
of the admission paperwork is completed during the
Pregnancy Partners appointment. “This step saves time
and frustration later on when a mom goes into labor and
the last thing she or her partner want to worry about is
filling out forms,” said Cherri Wilson, RN, IBCLC, who
helps coordinate the program with fellow employees Sue
Felder, RNC, CLC, and Sue Sampsel, RN, CLC.
A Pregnancy Partners meeting is scheduled for sometime
between the 32nd and 34th week of pregnancy and takes 90
minutes to two hours to complete. “We invite the mom and
dad and/or the mom’s support person, who may be a
friend, grandparent or family member to come in on a
Tuesday or Thursday (by appointment) between the hours
of 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.,” added Wilson.
Other topics covered during Pregnancy Partners are the
baby’s hearing and screening form, how to properly
complete the official birth certificate, names of
physicians currently taking new pediatric patients (if
the family does not already have a physician), care for
mom, care for the baby, post-surgical care (if
applicable), hospital discharge procedures, sleep issues
for mom and baby, breastfeeding and bottle feeding, and
general questions and answers about the delivery process
and postpartum care. A mom’s handbook, teaching folder
and video are all sent home with the moms so that they
can go over the material again in the comfort of their
Pregnancy Partners appointments are generally arranged
through the physician offices, but may also be made by
phoning the FBC at 419-483-4040, Ext. 4295. Further
information on the program can also be obtained by
phoning that same number during regular business hours.