Welcoming a new baby into the world is a wonderful experience for a family, and family-centered maternity care is encouraged at Mount Nittany Medical Center.
Deliveries, during which the father or another support person may participate, are conducted in private, home-like birthing rooms. Afterwards, mother/baby nursing care and rooming-in allow the baby to be cared for in one of 11 private postpartum rooms.
We even provide a unique celebratory birth day dinner with tablecloth service, presented by Nutrition and Culinary Services. This gourmet meal is served at lunch or dinner time, with restaurant-style amenities.
From the moment you register to the day you drive home, Mount Nittany Medical Center is committed to making the delivery process as wonderful as it should be.
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Obstetricians & Gynecologists
Kristine K. Charles, MDFull profile
Melanie Cherry, MD, FACOGFull profile
Nicholas A. Chiera, DOFull profile
J. Frederick Doucette, MD, FACOGFull profile
Angela K. Hardyk, MD, FACOGFull profile
Gerald J. Harkins, MDFull profile
Theodore J. Hovick Jr., MD, FACOGFull profile
Mary C. Kruszewski, DOFull profile
Harry Mateer, MDFull profile
John G. O'Shea, MD, FACOGFull profile
Samuel Owusu, MDFull profile
Shreya Patel, MD, FACOGFull profile
Deborah Poplawsky, MDFull profile
Elizabeth M. Raquet, MD, FACOGFull profile
Canan Sahin-Kandemir, MDFull profile
Jessica B. Shuman, MDFull profile
Laura L. Stephenson, MD, FACOGFull profile
Emil R. Szabo, MDFull profile
David R. White, DOFull profile
Health Break Article
This week is National Birth Center Week. Traditionally, a birth center is defined as a homelike setting for labor and delivery of newborns, where the parents can make decisions about their experience with few interventions and procedures. Birth centers and hospital maternity wards have the same purpose – delivering healthy babies. Often, they offer different services to achieve that purpose, although there are similarities. In some hospital maternity wards nowadays, for instance, there are things that might be more closely associated with a birth center, such as birthing balls, relaxation aids, massage treatments, and baths or showers to promote a calmer setting. Some laboring couples choose hypnotism, visualization and imagery to reliev...