Family BirthPlace

JRMC Family BirthPlace is dedicated to providing the support, education and high-quality birthing services to help you have a happy and healthy pregnancy, delivery and hospital experience.

We want to ensure your birth experience is centered around your desires, while providing a safe and healthy delivery for you and your baby as our primary goal.

FBPbooklet215_Page_01Whether this is your first baby or your’re already a parent, this new baby is unique. To help answer some of the questions that may come up during the first few weeks after your baby is born, the nurses at JRMC’s Family BirthPlace have put together “Your Guide to Becoming a Parent” booklet.


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Contact the JRMC Family BirthPlace


Complete Steps Online!

  1. Complete a Birth Plan
  2. Pre-Register Online for Your Delivery
    We prefer pre-registraiton to be completed by 30 weeks or as soon as possible.
  3. Register for Classes


Meticulous planning went into the design of the Family BirthPlace. While some may consider them small touches, we understand these details can be monumental comforts during the birthing and postpartum experiences.


Birthing Suites Private Labor-Delivery-Recovery-Postpartum (LDRP) rooms let the entire birthing experience take place in a single room. All the rooms are private and designed to encourage mother-baby bonding. Family-centered care is supported by providing a sleeper sofa and comfortable chair. Each room is equipped with a 40-inch TV DVD module. The state-of-the-art nurse call system increases communication between nurses and patients. Private bathrooms with whirlpool tub enhance laboring comfort. Features include a labor/delivery bed, fetal monitoring system, special lighting and infant warming beds.


Postpartum Rooms These rooms are designed for care of the post C-section patients and hospitalized pregnant patients who are not in labor. Postpartum rooms feature many of the same, home-like amenities as the birthing suites.


Security To keep you and your baby safe we are a locked unit and have installed the Hugs Infant Security System. This system has been expanded to the entire Patient Care Unit to ensure coverage of all pediatric patients.


Nursery The Family BirthPlace encourages mothers to keep their baby in the room with them (rooming-in). The newborn nursery is available with state-of-the-art equipment to provide care for newborns when they are not with their mothers. Additional services provided by the nursery include phototherapy, IV therapy and oxygen therapy.


Family BirthPlace Staff The staff is educated in fetal monitoring and current in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program. A Certified Lactation Consultant, Lactation Specialists and a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician are among the staff available to assist you with your new baby.

The Family BirthPlace provides a variety of education options including prenatal, breastfeeding and car seat classes, as well as programs like Happiest Baby on the Block. Register below or by calling Family BirthPlace.

Register for a Class

Prenatal Classes focus on childbirth preparation. There are four classes offered every other month on Monday nights from 7 – 9 pm. During these four sessions you will learn what to expect during labor and delivery at JRMC, relaxation and breathing techniques and medications available during labor. One session will focus on basic baby care including CPR, feeding and immunizations. Each prenatal class will also tour the Family BirthPlace at JRMC. This class is free to those delivering at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. Classes are held January, March, May, July, September and November.

  • Saturday Prenatal Classes are held one Saturday every other month. This is a one day class that combines all four sessions. Classes are held February, April, June, August, October and December.


Breastfeeding Class is a one session class the second Monday every other month from 6:30-9 pm. This class includes information on the benefits of breastfeeding, the lactation process, demonstration on proper positioning and latch-on techniques, nutritional information and plenty of opportunity for questions and answers. This class is free to those delivering at JRMC. Classes are held February, April, June, August, October, & December.


The Happiest Baby on the Block Class is a one session class which meets the first Monday every other month from 6:30-9pm. During class you will learn about normal crying in newborns and the true cause of colic. Class then focuses on the 5 S’s and how to use these techniques to turn off babys crying and turn on the calming reflex. This class can be attended pre or post delivery and by parents, grandparents or ANY caregiver for babies. Class participants receive a DVD or VHS & the Soothing Sounds CD. There is a $15 class fee. Classes are held April, June, August and October.


Baby’s First Ride is a one session class the fourth Monday every other month from 7 – 9  pm. The class provides information on the safe usage of infant car seats. Participants are required to bring the carseat they are planning to use for their babies first ride. Hands on instruction will assist parents on using their own carseat. Class is free to those delivering at JRMC Family BirthPlace.

If you are interested in taking any of these classes, you may register on-line or call the Family Birthplace at (701) 952-4807 or (800) 281-8888. (Class dates and times subject to change)

JRMC Family BirthPlace also offers:

  • newborn hearing screening
  • lactation consultants
  • online nursery
  • car seat technicians
  • Transcutaneous Bilirubin analysis
  • inpatient phototherapy
  • sophisticated electronic monitoring

Being mothers ourselves, our nursing staff understands how important support is after you take your baby home. To insure your baby is gaining weight and feeding well, we see babies back in 1-3 days. We will weigh baby and do a color assessment to check for jaundice. We will also assess feeding, either bottle or breast, to make certain baby is doing well. Parents are encouraged to ask questions and verbalize any concerns with both baby and new mom.