Family Birthing Center

The Bellevue Hospital’s Family Birthing Center offers care and education from pregnancy through delivery, and beyond. From Pregnancy Partners to a follow-up visit at the hospital by one of our skilled and dedicated staff members, the Family Birthing Center staff “Can Really Deliver.” 

  • Level 1 Family Birthing Center (FBC)
  • 8 private rooms
  • FBC staff has over 315 combined years of experience
  • Viewing window for nursery, with nursery located behind the nurse station for enhanced security
  • Sofa bed available for overnight stay for father or partner to be able to assist in care of the new baby
  • Whirlpool tubs in each room, some rooms with ADA accessible units
  • Medical gas lines located behind artwork on wall for more of a “homey” atmosphere
  • Windows with an outside view in each room
  • Other highlights include close proximity to surgery for c-sections or other complications, return area for room service trays and linens and a separate education room
  • Childbirth Education 
    • Breastfeeding Basics
    • Sibling Education
    • Lamaze Childbirth Education
    • MOMS Breastfeeding Support Group
  • Pregnancy Partners


We believe that each patient has the right to receive quality care based on individual needs and age.  Patients and their families are involved in establishing priorities for the care that best meet the patient needs. 

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The Bellevue Hospital's Family Birthing Center Services and Programs

Birth Certificates are electronic and are available at any county health department as soon as 7-10 days after birth.    Obtain a birth certificate    Learn More
The Family Birthing Center of The Bellevue Hospital supports the National Baby Friendly Initiative and the Ohio First Initiative for all babies to be breastfed exclusively for at least 6 months with continued breastfeeding and introduction of solids through the first year.  The Bellevue Hospital... Learn More
The Bellevue Hospital educates expectant mothers on infant and child CPR and choking. Infant and child CPR is reviewed during Pregnancy Partners.   More information and training options for infant and child CPR can be found through the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.  ... Learn More
The Bellevue Hospital offers full lactation services through it's Family Birthing Center. The Family Birthing Center currently advocates for and supports babies rights to be breastfed.  Through early education, that starts at the first prenatal visit, every mother-to-be learns the benefits for her... Learn More
The Bellevue Hospital offers expectant parents several opportunities throughout the year to prepare for the labor and birth of their child through Lamaze Childbirth Classes.  While many hospitals offer education classes, The Bellevue Hospital has on staff the only two Lamaze Certified Instructors... Learn More
The Bellevue Hospital offers a free breastfeeding support group that works in conjunction with the Sandusky County Breastfeeding Coalition and Sandusky County WIC Program.  M.O.M.S. (Mothers Offering Mutual Support) offers a friendly, non-judgmental and supportive environment that encourages and... Learn More
As the expected due date draws closer, parents are excited and full of questions.  The Bellevue Hospital's Pregnancy Partners program offers preparation and education to mothers and fathers for the arrival of their little bundles of joy while offering individual time to ask questions, fill out... Learn More
The Bellevue Hospital offers a sibling class to aid in preparing children for the addition of a new baby to the family.  Expectant brothers and sisters ages 2 to 12 will enjoy this brief class that helps prepare them for the changes a new baby brings.  A short video, discussion and tour of the... Learn More
The Bellevue Hospital participates in the Safe to Sleep® campaign, led by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The campaign was created to educate parents and caregivers about ways to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).  ... Learn More