Safe and Family Centered
Providing a warm and nurturing environment during this special time.
Family Birth Center
Whether you are having your first or third baby, we want you to experience this exciting and special time in comfortable surroundings. Chandler Regional’s Family Birth Center offers a safe, family-centered environment and we hope to exceed your expectations by fulfilling your educational, physical, psychological and cultural needs.
Chandler Regional’s dedicated antepartum unit provides care for expectant moms requiring hospitalization and monitoring during pregnancy. We partner with Dignity Health’s™ Fetal Diagnostics, a perinatologists group of high-risk specialists, to consult with your doctor about your care. The perinatologists are on call and available around the clock and can provide specialized ultrasounds as needed.
Our birthing center antepartum rooms are filled with amenities such as magazines, scrapbooking, puzzles and movies to keep you comfortable during your stay.
Your health is just as important the months following the birth of your baby as it is while you are pregnant. A healthy and successful postpartum recovery is important for you, your new baby and your family.
Labor, Delivery and Recovery
Family Birth Center suites are designed for your comfort and care during labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum stay. Each suite features a multi-position birthing bed, private bathroom with a shower, and state-of-the-art fetal monitoring system among other equipment necessary to provide quality care for you and your baby.
Special Care Nursery
Our certification allows us to care for babies 28 weeks gestation and older. The Birthing Center has highly skilled nurses with experience caring for newborns requiring extra monitoring. A neonatal nurse practitioner, with training to handle any emergency that may arise during labor or delivery, is on site at all times.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Chandler Regional’s neonatal intensive care unit provides special monitoring for babies who are very sick or were born prematurely. Our twelve private NICU rooms provide overnight accommodations for one caregiver and feature a private restroom/shower.
Additional Birthing Center Features
- Surgical suite specially designed for birth via Cesarean section
- Our Family Birth Center is a locked secure unit—matching armbands will be placed on you, your baby and your support person. Your baby will also wear an alarm-activated ankle monitor
- Lactation and breastfeeding support—while at the Birthing Center and follow-up care after you go home
- Comfortable overnight sleeping accommodations for your support person
- Free WiFi in the Family Birth Center and throughout the hospital
- GetWellNetwork—interactive system you access through your TV featuring movies, games and Internet, as well as education about you and your baby
- Nap time every day to allow uninterrupted rest and bonding with your baby
Birth Center Tour
Thinking of starting or adding to your family tree? We invite you to take a free Birthing Center tour, where you will view our spacious, private birthing suites, learn what to bring to the hospital and participate in a group question and answer session with a birthing center registered nurse.
Feeding Your Baby
Most newborns are very sleepy the first 24 hours or so after birth. It is essential to wake your baby for feeding every two to three hours to ensure that he or she adjusts to the process and starts to eat.
Chandler Regional, in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), performs standard genetic testing in newborns to identify 29 disorders. In doing so, ADHS is able to detect rare, inherited disorders in Arizona newborns and provide follow-up services to save lives and improve quality of life.
At Chandler Regional’s Family Birth Center, we have international board-certified lactation consultants who offer lactation services and breastfeeding support services during your hospital stay and after you go home.
Prenatal Education & Resources
Chandler Regional’s Family Birth Center offers a variety of classes and support groups help educate and prepare expectant families. Visit our classes and events section for a complete listing and registration.
Make your admission to the hospital much easier by pre-registering. This gives us time to gather important information about you before you arrive at the hospital. You can pre-register online, by mail, phone or at the hospital.
Skin to Skin Bonding
Chandler Regional’s skin-to-skin bonding program, Kangaroo Care, encourages mom and dad to bond with their newborn immediately after birth. The program establishes a warm, welcoming environment that fosters early closeness and connection for the new family.
Welcoming Baby Home
Congratulations on the birth of your baby! Delivering babies is our Specialty. At and at Chandler Regional's Family Birth Center our practices are designed to help you achieve the best birth for the healthiest baby, and have the most satisfying experience. Your baby's need during the first few weeks are pretty basic: love, nutrition and rest.
Baby's First Photo
Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center proudly partners with Mom365 photographers to help you share your newborn’s photos with friends and family.
Umbilical Cord Donation Program
We are proud to partner with the Arizona Public Cord Blood Program to provide our expectant parents with the option of donating their baby’s umbilical cord blood to the national registry where it could save the life of someone with a life-threatening disease, or in need of a stem cell transplant.