The Birthplace in Williamsport
From a wish to a plan, from a pregnancy to a newborn, and from baby to child, The Birthplace offers you our services and support. UPMC can assist with infertility issues, prenatal care, newborn resources and even guide your baby as they transition into pediatric care. You're not alone on the journey to parenthood. Let our experts and support specialists help raise your family as a UPMC family.
The Birthplace: Comprehensive Maternity in Williamsport, PA
The Birthplace is more than just a state-of-the-art facility. It's a home. It's your child's first home and your family's fresh start. With private rooms overlooking scenic mountain views, you can welcome your child into the beauty that is northcentral Pennsylvania.
Our maternity services in Williamsport include:
- First-time pregnancy program
- Prenatal care
- Midwife services
- Breastfeeding support
- Newborn services
- Pediatric services
- Support services
A Level II nursery with the latest technology and our certified experts ensure a healthy start for your child. The Birthplace is where memories begin.
Facility Amenities at The Birthplace
Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere in which you can bond with your newborn and receive spa-like treatment.
The Birthplace in Williamsport strives to make you as comfortable as possible with our luxury amenities and allows you to return home in a relaxed, confident state.
Our 18 private postpartum rooms feature:
- Flatscreen televisions
- DVD players
- Sleep space for a support person
- A beautiful view of the central Pennsylvania mountains
Other special highlights of our facility include:
- Six labor and delivery rooms, including private showers, specialized birthing beds and the latest labor and delivery equipment
- A large operating room with a two bed recovery area
- Four prenatal and testing beds
- 15-bed newborn nursery
- 5-bed Level II nursery for prematurely born babies, including a place for parents to stay while their baby is being cared for
- Patient and family education areas
We encourage our proud mothers to spend as much time as possible with their baby, and they can now do so in ultimate comfort. The Birthplace also offers very special post-delivery amenities to mothers and new families.
The Birthplace: A Level II Nursery in Williamsport
The Birthplace offers comfort and peace of mind for the care of high-risk newborns. Our specially trained Level II medical staff includes board-certified pediatricians and nurses. They care for premature infants born at 32 weeks of gestation or older (at least 1500 gms) and full-term babies with medical conditions, such as the need for special respiratory care, administration of medications and fluids intravenously and/or the use of special lights for babies with jaundice, a condition common to premature babies.
Babies who do not meet the 32 week or weight criteria may be transported to another facility. The Birthplace provides exceptional care for the unexpected, utilizing the latest technology to help a larger range of families and their needs.
Take a Tour of The Birthplace at UPMC Williamsport
The Birthplace serves more than 5,000 patients each year and has extensive amenities for mothers in an efficient space for our team of experts.
Portraits are usually posted within 24 to 36 hours of a baby leaving the hospital and are available online for at least three months. View your loved one’s newborn photos.