• Frank Family Birth Center: Take a Tour

    Bringing a new life into the world is taking part in a miracle — and we’re honored to be a part of yours. You and your family deserve to start this new chapter in a place designed for your utmost comfort and wellbeing. That’s what you’ll find at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

    We don’t make decisions for you and your family. We make decisions with you and your family. We’re grounded in a model of providing patient- and family-centered care — meaning you’re always at the center of what we do. So, when we redesigned our birth and baby areas to create the Thomas J. Frank Family Birth Center, we worked with patients, families, doctors and other staff members to get their input and ideas. The result is a safe, secure and comforting setting for you and your baby, and plenty of space for family members and loved ones.

    We’d love to show you around. Schedule a complementary, in-person tour of our Birth Center so you know what to expect when you get here. If you’re taking our birth class, a tour is part of the class. We recommend taking the tour about four to six weeks before your due date.

    • The Frank Family Birth Center is located in the Clatanoff Pavilion. You’ll find cheerful, pleasant surroundings, and a whimsical nautical theme.
    • Private labor and delivery suites are specially designed with designated space for families on the left and the care team on the right. This arrangement ensures that the care team can provide any needed care, while your family members can be near you for support and comfort.
    • After giving birth, nurses will move you to one of our private mother/baby rooms. We’ll make sure you have all the family support you want and all the care and privacy you need.
    • With three dedicated operating rooms, we offer family-centered cesarean sections (C-sections). Mom is the first to see and hold her baby — an important step in bonding and the childbirth experience.
    • With a Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), known as Teddy’s Place, we provide 24/7 advanced care if your baby needs it.
    • Our spacious family waiting area on the first floor of Clatanoff provides a comfortable, inviting place for loved ones to relax between visits. The area is separated from hospital foot traffic, and filled with books, toys and a TV.
    • The safety and security of you and your baby are of the utmost importance to us.