Welcoming Your Baby

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You will be surrounded by education, counsel and support from your care team throughout your pregnancy, birth experience and postpartum care.

Our physicians and advanced practice providers take time to understand the unique aspects of each woman in their care, providing you with options for a birth experience that fits your health needs. Our Family Birth Center offers nitrous oxide and other solutions for pain management, and your care is coordinated from one private suite from labor to delivery to recovery. 

Should you need further care and treatment, we are integrated with an entire network of Spectrum Health physicians who have additional specializations in specific areas of women’s health

Learning About Childbirth

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital offers a variety of educational opportunities for expectant parents, including:
  • First-time courses for parents 
  • A web-based, self-paced program to help parents prepare for the birth experience and care for a newborn
  • Guided welcome tours of the Family Birth Center
  • Infant care and CPR instruction for parents and caregivers
  • Mommy's Having a Baby class for siblings to learn about having a new baby in the family
  • Breastfeeding techniques and helpful solutions
  • Postpartum and breastfeeding support groups

Visit our classes and events page for offerings in the Zeeland area, or call 616.748.2834.

Getting Here

Once you have informed your doctor of your decision to deliver at the Family Birth Center, one of our pre-admission registered nurses will call you to arrange a visit. The ideal time for you to visit is between the 35th and 37th weeks of your pregnancy. Pre-admission enables you to complete paperwork and review your plans and expectations. It’s an essential step in the birthing process because it ensures a speedy admission when the big day arrives. Please call 616.748.2882 if you have not been contacted to schedule your pre-admission visit.

Partners in Children's Health

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital is a Partners in Children's Health location, which allows the medical team and employees at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital to collaborate with our local care teams, providing a regional system of connected care.

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