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Family BirthPlace - McLaren Flint

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Family BirthPlace - McLaren Flint McLaren Flint, 7 South
401 South Ballenger Highway
Flint, MI 48532

Hours of Operation

BirthPlace at McLaren Visitation Policy:

Visiting hours from 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mother's designated support person may visit anytime.

To protect the health of our youngest patients and their mothers, children under the age of 12 are not permitted to the BirthPlace UNLESS they are the brother or sister of the newborn patient.

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About Us

Your Stay at McLaren Flint Family Birthplace

Your Accommodations

Enjoy the comfort and privacy of a special LDRP maternity suite. Short for "labor, delivery, recovery, post-partum," McLaren's 14 LDRP suites offer both comfort and privacy. With the exception of cesarean deliveries, your entire stay will take place in one room with a home-like setting featuring beautiful wood-tone floors and soothing color schemes. Registered nurses care for you during your entire stay so you can relax in comfort knowing your are in good hands.

Designated Obstetric OR

Cesarean births are performed on the maternity floor. A fully-equipped Operating Room is located within the BirthPlace unit to accommodate scheduled or emergency cesarean births. The baby's father, or designated support person, is permitted to be with you during your baby's birth.

Rooming with Baby

McLaren makes every effort for you to form a strong bond with your newborn. New parents appreciate being close to their babies, and at McLaren, we encourage you to keep your baby with you as much as possible. This special time gives you the opportunity to learn your baby's personality and schedule while still having the support of our nursing staff. However, the nursery is always available as a secure option if the need arises.

A Secure Environment

Special measures are in place to ensure the safety and security of your baby at the BirthPlace. Electronic security ankle bands are placed on every infant following birth. The entire BirthPlace unit is accessible only to authorized staff and guests through a locked entrance.

Catering To You

At McLaren, we offer a personalized touch to dining service. A catering associate will visit you to read you the day's menu and assist you with your dining selections. Here, your catering associate is responsible for every aspect of your meal, ensuring accuracy and overall patient satisfaction.

As a mother-to-be at McLaren, you are part of a special tradition of family-centered maternity care that families have trusted for generations. From perinatal classes to the time you and your baby return home, childbirth specialists at the BirthPlace strive to provide a safe, comfortable and relaxing environment, ensuring a first-class experience for you and your family.

Obstetrician, Family Practitioner, or Midwife, the Choice is Yours

Physicians specializing in obstetrics and gynecology provide quality care for mothers who are new or experienced with the childbirth process. The OB/GYN specialists and Family Medicine physicians have decades of experience and are known for their compassionate and personal care.

Midwifery is a family-centered childbirth option available to you at McLaren. A certified nurse midwife is educated in two disciplines, nursing and midwifery. Midwives serve as mentors and caregivers for women seeking active participation in the "normal, healthy process" of pregnancy and birth.

A Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care

McLaren Flint's maternity program continues to deliver high quality care to patients. The Medical Center has been designated as a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care's program is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care - and includes robust quality measures focused on improved patient health and safety as well as cost-efficiency measures.

McLaren Flint now has five prestigious Blue Distinction Center+ designations which include Cardiac Care, Maternity Care, Bariatric Surgery, Knee and Hip Replacement and Spine Surgery. The selection criteria used to evaluate facilities were developed with input from the medical community and include general quality and safety metrics as well as program specific metrics.

Research confirms that designated Blue Distinction Centers+ demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients, with lower rates of complications and readmissions than their peers. Blue Distinction Centers+ are also 20 percent more cost-efficient.

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