You have been preparing for your special day for a long time, and so have we. Our Maternity Unit is 14 private rooms prepared for labor, delivery, recovery, and post-partum. You will not have to transfer from one area to another. We also have Triage rooms for your care if you need to be seen for testing but don’t need an admission. The Operating room for Cesarean births is located within the Maternity unit so your family can stay on the unit during your surgery, and you will be returned immediately to your room for recovery.
Your baby will stay in your room during your stay and our nursing staff will assist you with care. We have an Intermediate Nursery if your baby should need more extensive care or testing.
Online Childbirth Education
SOMC offers anytime, anywhere education through YoMingo®, a program designed to give you convenient access to valuable information. It includes the tools and support you need at every stage of your healthcare journey and beyond.
YoMingo gives you access to:
- Evidence-based education on child birth, breastfeeding and lactation
- Information specific to your arrival and stay at SOMC
- Community health resources
- List of available classes and support groups
- Personal journal
- And other tools
This is available on any device and comes in multiple languages.
Download the app for your mobile device
Keeping you and your new baby safe
Safety is our top priority at Southern Ohio Medical Center. We have two systems in place to keep you and your baby safe. There is an Infant Security System within our unit and your baby will wear a tag from the time of birth to discharge for safety. Maternity is also a controlled access unit, meaning that the main entry is locked. To gain entrance from the Maternity Unit lobby you must pick up the phone and dial 3020. Once a mother is admitted as an inpatient, her main support person will be given use of a door badge. This main support person will be responsible to open the door for the mother’s visitors.