At WVU Medicine, we know that nothing in life is more special than having a baby. The Birthing Center at Jefferson Medical Center is dedicated to making every step of the birthing process memorable and positive. Our Center is committed to continually meeting and exceeding strict quality standards of care for maternal, fetal and newborn health.
About our Center
The Birthing Center at Jefferson Medical Center has earned a Certificate of Accomplishment from the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership and is recognized as a Gold Safe Sleep Champion. We’ve earned statewide recognition for our dedication to smoking cessation before, during and after pregnancy and our exemplary exclusive breastfeeding rate.
- Low nurse-to-patient ratio
- All nurses trained in Newborn Resuscitation Program (NRP), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), STABLE and Fetal Monitoring
- All private rooms
- Natural birthing options/birth plans
- Whirlpool tub for labor management and pain relief
- “Rooming in” for mom/baby postpartum couplet care
- Infant security system
- Outpatient services for NST and Iron Infusion
- Lactation consultation services for inpatients and outpatients
Schedule a Tour
For more information or to schedule a tour of the Birthing Center at Jefferson Medical Center, call 304-728-1713.
Location and Contact Information
Jefferson Medical Center Supports Safe Sleep for Infants
According to the CDC, there are approximately 3,500 sleep-related deaths among US babies each year. At Jefferson Medical Center, we are dedicated to reducing the chance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation, and other sleep-related causes of infant death by following national safe sleep guidelines established by Cribs for Kids.
Jefferson Medical Center is certified by Cribs for Kids as a National Safe Sleep Hospital and is one of 21 hospitals in West Virginia participating in YES to Safe Sleep for Babies. Visit the Cribs for Kids website for more information.
- Place baby on their back to sleep.
- Baby should sleep on a firm, safety-approved sleep surface.
- Keep toys, soft objects, and loose bedding away from the sleep area.
- Do not use pillows, blankets, sleep positioners or bumpers in the sleep area.
- Room-sharing is recommended for at least the first six months- baby’s sleep area should be in the same room where you sleep, but baby should have their own designated sleep area.
- Do not share a bed with your baby. Bed sharing increases the risk of suffocation.
- Avoid overheating by dressing your baby in light clothing and keeping the room at a comfortable temperature.
- Car seats, strollers, swings, and/or infant carriers are not recommended for routine sleep. If baby falls asleep in a sitting device, move them to a safety-approved sleep surface when possible.
- Consider offering a pacifier at naptime and bedtime.
For more information regarding Safe Infant Sleep, contact your baby’s pediatrician or call the Birthing Center at Jefferson Medical Center at 304-728-1713.