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Women's Services at Erlanger East

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Everything You Dreamed Childbirth Could Be

Consistently named the region’s “Best Place to Have a Baby,” Erlanger East Hospital offers family-centered childbirth for babies at 32-weeks gestation and later. Seventeen spacious and beautifully decorated birthing suites – considerably larger than traditional hospital rooms – allow families to experience their baby’s birth together, and 24 recently renovated post-partum rooms are designed to allow families to bond in a quiet, home-like environment. We also offer a newly expanded neonatal intensive care unit for premature and at-risk babies.

Maternity Care That Makes You Feel Right at Home

  • 17 spacious, beautifully decorated birthing suites provide a comfortable, home-like birthing environment
  • 24 recently renovated post-partum rooms
  • Newly expanded neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
  • The latest technology in fetal monitoring
  • Scheduled and unscheduled C-sections in state-of-the-art operating rooms
  • State-of-the-art infant security system
  • Special accommodations including TV/DVD player, rocking chair, sleeping accommodations for a member of the family and bathrooms with sit-down showers with a shower massage

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Birthing Options to Suit Your Needs

Though a comfortable and relaxing environment are important components of the birthing experience at Erlanger East Campus, the health and safety of you and your child are the primary considerations.

We welcome those patients desiring an all-natural birthing experience, but 24-hour anesthesia service is available for pain management, including labor epidurals and C-sections.

On-site Infusion Center

Erlanger East features a state-of-the-art infusion center for maternity patients suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum (severe nausea). This center lets expectant mothers restore hydration, electrolytes, vitamins and nutrients in a convenient, outpatient setting. Learn more

Maternity Patient Resources

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

6-bed Level 2-A Intermediate Special Care Nursery features the latest technology and is available for babies who require a higher level of medical attention following delivery

  • Staffed 24 hours a day with a nurse practitioner and specially trained NICU bedside nurses. 
  • Neonatologists make rounds every day and work in collaboration with our Children's NICU that specialize in the care of sick or premature infants
  • Neonatal/Pediatric Ground Transport Unit, crewed by the neonatal nurse practitioners and neonatal staff, is available to transfer baby AND mother to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

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Surgical Suites

  • Digital surgery suites combine the latest technology with a staff of specially trained experts
  • Fathers or coaches may accompany the mother into surgery with the physician’s approval

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Many precautions have been put in place for the safety and security of you and your baby. You will be wearing matching identification bands and the baby will also have a security tag.


Most new mothers and their babies are discharged 24 to 48 hours after delivery. At that time, you will receive discharge instructions and information about the follow-up care for you and your baby, as well as resources for at-home help.

Each infant must have a car seat installed in order to be discharged from the hospital. Install your car seat well before your due date by a certified child passenger safety technician. For more information on available dates and times, contact the Safe & Sound department at 778-6691 or visit and enter your zip code for car seat installations in your area.