The Birth Center at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
Welcome to the Birth Center at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital where we provide a full spectrum of services for expectant moms, new moms and babies. Our private Labor and Delivery suites and the area’s newest, all private Mother-Baby Suites help to make your birthing experience memorable and comfortable.
The Birth Center at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is staffed with specially-trained, board-certified obstetricians, neonatologists, and perinatalogists, as well as nurses certified in neonatal care, inpatient obstetrics, maternal newborn and lactation.
We have certified lactation consultants available for individual consultations, as well as the area’s only Birth Advisor. Our Birth Advisor is available for free one-on-one consultations to answer your questions and help prepare you for your upcoming experiences.
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital also has a Level III-B Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, one of the highest possible ratings attainable. The unit provides expert care for babies requiring specialized care at birth.
It is comforting to know that at the Birth Center at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, we are fully prepared for you and your baby!
First in Maryland to Achieve Global Breastfeeding Designation
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is the first hospital in Maryland and one of fewer than 200 in the United States to achieve Baby-Friendly designation through the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a global program that encourages and recognizes hospitals that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding.
Fewer than 10 percent of babies in the United States are born in a Baby-Friendly designated facility.
To achieve Baby-Friendly designation, the hospital must uphold 10 policy standards, including helping mothers to initiate breastfeeding within one hour of birth as well as practicing “rooming-in,” which allows mothers and infants to stay together 24 hours a day.
Quiet Hospitals Promote Healing
The Birth Center at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital will institute quiet hours from 1 – 3 p.m. During this time, we ask families and visitors to please let moms and their significant others enjoy some alone time to bond with their new baby.
For additional information about The Birth Center at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital please call 240-826-6643.
Schedule Your Free Birth Advisor Consultation Today!
To ensure the personalized birth experience you desire, Shady Grove provides expecting parents access to a personal Birth Advisor who is available to meet with you to discuss your upcoming birth or discuss plans for a future "event". Consultations may be done by phone or in person and hours are flexible to fit your busy schedule. Schedule your complimentary birth consultation today!