Family Beginnings Birthing Center

Expert Care For Mothers & Babies

The Family Beginnings Birthing Center (FBBC) delivers 1,000 babies annually and is constructed to meet the needs of the Fayette County Community. 

FBBC staff provides care primarily to antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and neonatal patients on a 24-hour basis. 


Antepartum outpatient/inpatient services include, but are not limited to:

  • Biophysical profiling
  • Sonography
  • Amniocentesis
  • Non-stress test
  • Oxytocin challenge testing
  • Evaluation/observation care of maternal/fetal complications

Intrapartum and postpartum care includes state of the art technology and procedures utilizing the standards of care recommended by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the Association of Women’s Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN).  Practice is continually measured and adjusted to assure maximum patient outcomes.

Development, implementation and evaluation of the patient’s plan of care is achieved by mutual collaboration and coordination of:

  • Nursing staff
  • Medical staff
  • Administrative staff
  • Social work services
  • Nutritional services
  • Laboratory
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Pharmacy
  • Respiratory care
  • Homecare
  • Anesthesia Department
  • Surgical Department
  • Pediatric Department
  • Emergency Department

Community resources are utilized to assure a continuum of care, with the average length of stay is 24 - 48 hours for a vaginal birth and 48- 72 hours for a cesarean birth.  

The age specific population includes neonates (0-28 days), adolescent/adult gravid females, and adult/older adult gynecologic patients.

Diagnostic, screening, and therapeutic health care is provided to all obstetrical patients from 18 weeks gestation and greater, per triage criteria with our Emergency Department.

The department goal is to accommodate all community needs related to pregnancy except tertiary care. Effective and well-defined transport procedures assure that Level III patient needs are immediately accommodated.

FBBC consists of the following:

  • 11 Private Rooms, Postpartum Area
  • 5 Beds Neonatal Holding Nursery
  • 2 Bed Level II Nursery     
  • 5 Labor/Delivery/Recovery Rooms
  • 1 Traditional Labor/Observation Room
  • 1 Surgical Cesarean Birth Room

The nursery is equipped for Level I and Level II neonatal care. All neonates requiring ventilator support must be transferred to a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Ventilator support is provided until the transport team arrives. Nursery care standards at Uniontown Hospital are researched and supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics and their recommended guidelines. 

The Labor/Delivery Suite provides a Level II type service, encompassing nearly all of the community’s obstetrical needs. The surgical delivery room is utilized for complex vaginal birth cases and all cesarean birth cases. 

Every nurse working in FBBC is nationally certified in Neonatal Resuscitation and STABLE (Sugar/Safe Care, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Lab Work, Emotional Support) for the care of babies and AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring for the care of mothers.

FBBC also collaborates regularly with Magee Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh for consultation and as a transfer center for tertiary care if a patient’s needs are beyond the scope of FBBC. 

In medical intensive care situations, the obstetrical staff provides the obstetrical needs in the Intensive Care Unit, while the Intensive Care staff manages the medical condition.  

With obstetrical intensive care situations, the patient is managed by the staff in the Labor/Delivery Suite, and transferred to a tertiary care center, if the patients care need exceeds department resources.  

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants between one month and one year of age. 

Here is what you can do to help ensure that your baby is sleeping safely and reduce the risk of SIDS. 

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