Family Birthing Center

To help reduce the spread of the flu and flu-like illnesses, and to protect our patients, visitors and community members, The Bellevue Hospital has temporarily suspended our Lamaze Childbirth Preparedness class, Breastfeeding Basics class and MOMS Support Group.

We understand this is an exciting time, yet also a little stressful. If you have any questions or concerns about childbirth preparedness, please call TBH’s Childbirth Educator at 419.483.4040, Ext. 4295 to discuss education options. One-on-one appointments and phone consultations are available. 

The Bellevue Hospital has also updated visitor restrictions during this time. Patients in Family Birthing Center are permitted two designated visitors (over the age of 18) for the birth of a child. These visitors should remain the same during the course of the patient's stay. We apologize for any inconvenience. 


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 nearly 300 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

Looking for an OB/GYN?

The Bellevue Hospital's board-certified gynecologists and women's health nurse practitioner deliver compassionate and expert care when you need it the most. Our OB/GYN's are currently accepting patients in our Clyde and Bellevue offices:

Corey Fazio, D.O.

Gregory Karasik, M.D.


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. 

We work to keep you safe in a clean and healthy environment.


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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.   Relaxation, breathing and comfort techniques will be explored and practiced during class.  Information on anatomy, signs of... Learn More
Due to COVID-19, our MOMS Breastfeeding Support Group has been temporarily suspended. However, our Family Birthing Center is still here to help! Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Certified Lactation Counselors can provide one-on-one support, education and resources to all... 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