The Birth Center

At Mad River Birth Center, we believe that birth is a time for celebration. It is a beginning of a new family that will forever be united. 
The gentle, capable nurses at the Birth Center will delight in welcoming the newest member of your new family into the world.
Our experienced staff is trained to care for both you and your baby. We can answer your questions about pregnancy and childbirth and
offer tips for comfort and healing. 

Choices in Childbirth 

We pride ourselves on providing a comfortable, home-like environment with the equipment and facility of a modern hospital.  We have a number of conveniences to enhance your experience—birth balls, Peanut Balls, Kaya Birthing Stools, wireless Fetal Heart Rate monitors, cable television, and free wireless internet, to name a few. 
 
Our patients are provided with many options for labor—from hydrotherapy to IV pain medication to anesthesia services for epidural.  Two of our Labor & Delivery suites are equipped with large bathtubs to be used for comfort during your labor if you desire. We also have a Water Birth program—talk to your provider to find out more about which options are right for you.
 
Family Centered “Couplet Care”
 
Family Centered care at the Trillium Birth Center includes “rooming-in” or couplet care.  Your baby stays in the room with you, which facilitates family bonding, allowing parents and baby to get to know each other.
 
During the first hour after birth, known as the “Golden Hour,” keeping your baby skin to skin has numerous benefits for the newborn and the mother.  It helps with temperature and breathing regulation, hormone changes, and sets the stage for a healthy breastfeeding relationship. Our staff makes every attempt to preserve this sacred first hour while providing for the safety and well being of our patients. 
 
Lactation Support Services
 
Mad River Community Hospital employs the services of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants on a daily basis.  An IBCLC will see you during your visit and can provide specialized lactation assistance, along with the continued support of the bedside nursing staff. For those needing a breast pump during their stay, we can provide a hospital grade Medela pump for your use.
 
Cesarean Birth Options
 
Mad River Birth Center has been recognized for maintaining a low primary Cesarean Section rate, but Cesarean Births are sometimes necessary for medical reasons.  Our hospital provides Cesarean Birth options on a planned or unplanned basis.  We make an effort to keep moms and babies together as much as possible.  Talk with your provider if you have specific preferences for your Cesarean Birth.
 

Quality Medical Care

 Meet our wonderful providers—the doctors and midwives who assist families with pregnancy, labor, delivery and the postpartum period.

It is recommended that a new families start looking for a pediatrician between 28 and 34 weeks of pregnancy.  Catherine Poterack, MD, is located in suite 3 and is currently
accepting new patients. 

For more information, please call the Birth Center at (707) 826-8263, or email us.

Our Trillium Birth Suites provide a comfortable and nurturing environment. Would you like a tour of our facilities? Pre-registration is required by calling (707) 826-8244, please leave a message with your contact information.

For Prenatal Classes, please click on this link for more information 

  

Click here for Birth Center Tour Dates 2017 PDF