989.723.5211 or 800.206.8706

Family Birth Place

Life Begins at the Family Birth Place...
At Memorial's Family Birth Place, our Labor, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) units blend state-of-the-art technology and the warmth of a home-like atmosphere to provide a comfortable, safe environment for one of the most exhilarating experiences in a family's life.

Care and compassion are the hallmarks of Memorial's highly skilled obstetric teams. With nearly 600 babies born each year, the Family Birth Place encourages mothers along the way, invites dads or support persons to share the experience, and promotes education. A wide variety of prenatal classes are provided by a talented team of labor and deliver nurses.

Moms can feel good knowing they are never alone. Our staff is here to assist you before, during and after delivery. The obstetricians delivering babies at Memorial Healthcare include Kurt Aurand, D.O. Mario Chaves, M.D. and Jessica LaForest, M.D.

The Warmth of Home
To encourage you along the way, dad or a support person is invited to participate, too. We'll even provide a place to spend the night with mom and baby! Your friends and family can visit as often as you like in your own private room.

We Let You Choose!
Memorial offers a host of educational programs targeted to support you during your pregnancy. Our staff wants you to feel secure in your ability to care for your newborn and encourages questions. Our patient rooms also offer a variety of educational videos for you to view during your stay.

There are a host of educational programs focused on pregnancy and birth.
Call today to schedule your Prenatal Classes:  989.729.6422 or 866.900.6422.

If you have additional questions about Family Birth Place services, contact us at 989-723-5211, ext. 1535.

Visit our
Electronic Baby Nursery. If you have questions about the nursery, call 989-723-5211, ext. 1535.



        Recent Patient Comments

          Overall great,  hope if having another it's at Memorial! Thank you!

          The nurses on 3 North are amazing and are very polite. They did a great job taking care of my son.

          Absolutely nothing! We had an excellent experience and as with both of my children, we will expect to come here for any future children. The food was even awesome and the "mom & dad" dinner was truly a very endearing experience.  Thank you for the wonderful experience!

          I absolutely love the OB & Labor & Delivery nurses!! Both times I have had deliveries, the nurses go out of their way to make sure I am taken care of and are very helpful! It sure makes it much easier on the patients and more comfortable! Thanks bunches!

The Family Birth Place at Memorial Healthcare provides safe, comfortable birthing services to all Michigan residents including the counties of Shiawassee, Eaton, Ingham, Saginaw, Genesee, Clinton. We are proud to offer the latest obstretical services to communities surrounding Alma, Bay City, Flint, Lansing, Owosso, Saginaw and St. Johns.

Grief Services

If you experience the loss of a child, a grief counselor is available. Contact our Family Birth Place at 989-723-5211, ext. 4660.

Helpful Websites:

  • Mothers in Sympathy & Support
  • Subsequent Pregnancy After Loss
  • Hannah's Prayer
  • Helping After Neonatal Loss
  • Grief Support
  • Memorial Healthcare provides wide range of women's health, obstetrics, gynecology and family services to residents in and around the mid-Michigan area including Owosso, Corunna, Durand, Elsie, Bancroft, Byron, Flint, Lansing, Saginaw, Chesaning. Brant, Ashley, St. Johns, Ovid, Laingsburg, Bath, DeWitt, Okemos, Williamston, Morrice, Perry, Shaftsburg, Henderson, Oakley, New Lothrop, Bannister and residents from Shiawassee, Eaton, Ingham, Genesee, Clinton and Saginaw counties.