Newborn baby delivered at Covenant

Your Delivery at Covenant

There’s a lot to think about when you have a baby on the way. From prenatal care to delivery to after you leave the hospital, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. That’s why you can turn to Covenant HealthCare’s Birth Center, where you can get the expert care you need and the full range of obstetrical services you’re looking for.

Pre-Register for Your Delivery with MyChart

We want to make your admission to the hospital as simple as possible. You can register for your delivery before you come to the hospital to deliver your baby by logging into your MyChart account. From the Main Menu, go to Find Care > Register for My Delivery to preregister for your upcoming delivery.

You’ll be asked to enter your expected due date and select the Harrison location as the place where you’d like to give birth. There will be a short registration questionnaire to complete and then you will be registered for labor and delivery. You can see details of your upcoming delivery in the "Visits" section, add the expected due date to your calendar and get directions to the hospital.

Signup for a MyChart Account

Visit the MyChart Signup Page and fill out the information. MyChart will give you access to preregister for delivery, schedule childbirth classes and much more.

For support, contact the MyChart Patient Support Line at 989.583.0488.

Visiting Hours & Expectations

Covenant HealthCare is observing continued visitor precautions due to COVID-19. Some areas have different levels of precaution. For the complete list of visitor expectations, please visit https://www.covenanthealthcare.com/ch/safecare

Covenant Birth Center/Obstetric Patients (OB)

The Birth Center is happy to welcome 2 designated healthy support persons per patient for their entire stay. Doulas are welcome in addition to the 2 designated support persons. Patients with outpatient appointments in the Birth Center may have 1 designated healthy support person. This applies to non-COVID-19 patients.

Our waiting room remains closed to the public and only open to designated support persons that are temporarily out of the patient room (such as admission intake). Visitors under the age of 16 are only allowed under extraordinary circumstances.

Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU)

Both parents/guardians may accompany the patient, however, only one parent/guardian will be allowed in the NICU at a time. Additional details will be provided by the unit.

About the Covenant Birth Center

Facts and Features About the Covenant Birth Center

  • Twelve labor and delivery rooms, complete with hydrotherapy and wireless monitoring.
  • Dedicated in-hospital, board-certified obstetric physicians available 24/7.
  • Together, Covenant Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU), MMR and LifeNet of Michigan helicopter transport teams provide care to families and hospitals within 17 counties throughout Michigan.
  • Clinical outcomes nurse specialists and perinatal safety specialists on staff.
  • Board-certified lactation specialists.
  • OB emergency triage care service staffed by OB-GYN physicians.
  • The only birth center in the region that has a Level III Certified Neonatal Intensive Care Unit just seconds away if needed.
  • Approximately 3,000 newborns delivered every year.
  • Board-certified physicians on staff who specialize in obstetrics and pediatrics. Some have additional certification in neonatology, infertility, high-risk obstetrics, newborn care, pediatric specialties and family practice.
  • A full range of services are offered including childbirth education, homelike maternity care, high-risk OB care, a regional neonatal intensive care unit, exceptional nursing care and a broad range of support services for you and your baby.
  • A special hospital entrance for women twenty or more weeks pregnant available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide expectant mothers with convenient, easy access to the Birth Center.

Birth Center Information

We are looking forward to assisting you as you welcome your new baby into the world. Our Birth Center offers compassionate nursing care, in addition to the most advanced medical technologies available.

When you go into labor:

  • Call your healthcare provider first
  • Park in the visitor lot
  • Come into the main entrance and use the elevators to get to the fourth floor.
  • You might be placed in a triage room while our nurses assess your labor status; while you are being admitted your support team will be asked to wait in the waiting room provided on the 4th floor.
  • You are allowed to have two labor support people if you wish. Visit https://www.covenanthealthcare.com/ch/safecare to see a complete list of visitor expectations.

Our Labor Rooms

Our labor rooms are designed to make you feel at home, while also offering exceptional medical care.

Each room has the following features:

  • Shower
  • Rocking chair
  • Adjustable beds
  • Squat bar (available upon request)
  • Fitness ball (available upon request)
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet service

Your Postpartum Stay

Most parents stay in our mother-baby unit for 2-4 days following birth. The following information can help you plan your stay. Our postpartum unit offers the following features and services:

  • Postpartum rooms: Each room has an adjustable bed, a hideaway bed for your support person (1 can stay), newborn crib, phone, TV, dining table and wireless Internet service. We provide basic toiletries and self-care items for you and baby during your stay.
  • Security and safety: All visitors will need to check in and out. Your baby will wear an identification band that matches yours. No one else is allowed to take your baby.
  • Lactation services: Our certified lactation consultants may visit you during your stay to answer questions you might have and help with positioning. Our post-partum nursing staff are all trained in lactation support. Upon discharge, you will be given the number for our lactation hotline.
  • Visitors: We are currently restricting visitation to two support people. To see a full list of visitor expectations please visit https://www.covenanthealthcare.com/ch/safecare. Because newborns are so vulnerable to germs, people who are sick should not come to visit you.
  • Meal services: In-room meals are available to the new mother. You will receive a menu to order from each day. Family members can order meals for a nominal fee.
  • Discharge: Before you are discharged, your nurse will review essential medical information with you. She will also give you all the forms you need in order to fill out your baby’s birth certificate or register for any social services. You must take your baby home in a properly-installed car seat. Install the seat before you go into labor so it’s ready to transport your newborn!

Contact Us

If you have any questions or want more information, please call one of the following areas in the Birth Center:

Labor, Delivery & Recovery - 989.583.4496

Breastfeeding Warmline/Lactation Consultant - 989.583.4429 or toll-free 1.888.848.2229

Register for childbirth education classes - 989.583.4135 or 989.583.4503

Financial assistance for hospital bill - 989.583.6024

Customer Service/Patient Advocate - 989.583.4311

OB Managers - 989.583.7201

email: childbirtheducation@chs-mi