Mercy Hospital Grayling Maternal and Newborn Center is where new life is born
into our world among excited parents, grandparents, brothers,
and sisters. Each year, approximately 300 babies are born in our
progressive unit, which focuses on a philosophy of family-centered
The Maternal and Newborn Center offers you many choices, including four modern Labor-Delivery-Recovery-Post-partum (LDRP) rooms. This warm, homelike setting can make your delivery
more comfortable. We encourage you to include a support person
throughout labor and delivery to relieve fears, help with relaxation,
and to share the joy.
A Time to Prepare
Anticipating the birth of a new baby is an exciting time, if not
a little confusing. We can help put you at ease by providing as
much information as possible. Discuss your questions with your
physician, and feel free to get to know the Maternal and Newborn Center nursing staff.
Mercy Maternal and Newborn Center Staff
Our board certified Obstetricians, Family Practice Physicians,
and Pediatricians will guide you in planning the labor and delivery
of your baby. Your care continues with prenatal, birth, postpartum,
and neonatal care, as well as after you leave the hospital.
Our nursing staff is trained in maternal-fetal monitoring,
perinatal continuing education, and are certified in neonatal
resuscitation. Our experienced nursing staff and physicians guide
women through the birthing experience with personal care and concern.
Childbirth Education Classes
When it is time to prepare for the birth of your baby, think of
the childbirth education series. Expectant parents can prepare for
the birth of their child during this series — "Giving Birth in the 21st Century."
You will learn relaxation and breathing techniques,
preparation for labor and delivery, exercises, and what to expect
when you come to the hospital. A tour of the Maternal and Newborn Center is included.
Breastfeeding is a natural process, but you may need
support and information on the correct positioning of the baby
at breast, working and breastfeeding, avoiding problems, and any
difficulties that may occur. Classes are available at Mercy Hospital
Grayling, and support persons are encouraged to attend.
Preregistration is necessary for all classes. To register for
any of the childbirth classes or for more information, call (989)
If you are a Mercy Hospital Grayling patient and have
a compliment, concern, or complaint, please contact one of our Patient
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