Let us help you welcome your new baby!
Whether it's your first child or another addition to your family, Medina Regional Hospital is the right place to welcome your baby into the world. Our maternity wing offers large, private birthing suites, allowing patients and their families to experience a feeling of home while they are here, as well as ample room for physicians and nurses to provide needed care. Our caring, friendly staff will give you the personal attention and care you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Your care is managed by your doctor and registered nurses certified in labor and delivery.
Tour our Birthing Suites
If you are expecting, we encourage you to come meet our Labor and Delivery staff and tour the birthing suites at Medina Regional Hospital. To schedule a tour please call 830.426.7958.
Free Childbirth Classes
Free childbirth classes are offered to all expectant parents, regardless of where the delivery will take place. Our goal is to help you make informed decisions, learn relaxing techniques, help minimize your fears, and to prepare you for the overall labor and birth experience.
Upcoming Birthing Classes
Saturday, November 18th, 2023 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 20th, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 9th, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 18th, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 13th, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 14th, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 16th, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
To register, please call 830.426.7958
Packing Your Bags
Preparing for childbirth doesn't have to be overwhelming. Here is a short list of suggested items that you may want during your stay.
Best Practices for Safe Sleep
Here are tips to help create a safer sleep environment:
- Follow the ABCs of Safe Sleep:
- Alone – baby sleeps alone, without other objects, caregivers, or siblings
- Back – baby sleeps on his/her back
- Crib – baby sleeps on his/her own sleeping space, such as a crib or a bassinet
- Until their first birthday, place your baby on their back to sleep for naps and at night.
- Place your baby to sleep on a firm sleep surface covered by a fitted sheet.
- Room-sharing is recommended - keep baby's sleep area in the same room where you sleep for at least the first six months, but do not let your baby sleep with you or anyone else in bed (co-bedding).
- If your baby falls asleep in a car seat, stroller or other carrier, move them to a firm sleep surface such as a crib, bassinet or portable crib for sleep.
- Never place your baby to sleep on a couch, sofa, or armchair.
- Keep soft objects such as pillows and blankets, toys and bumpers out of your baby’s sleep area.
- If you give your baby a pacifier, use one that is not attached to a string for naps and at night to decrease risk of choking or strangling.
- Breastfeed your baby (studies show babies who breastfeed have a lower risk for SUID).
- Medications that are safe during pregnancy
- Nausea and vomiting tips and tricks
- Pregnancy Do's and Don'ts
- Best Practices for Safe Sleep
- Tools for Safe Sleeping
- Breastfeeding 101
- Breastfeeding Positions
Silver Safe Sleep Hospital
"Medina Healthcare System is recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a Silver Safe Sleep Hospital for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids®, a national infant safe sleep organization."