Labor and Delivery
Labor and Delivery Room
Our Buckeye Babies
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More than 5,200 Buckeye Babies were born at our Maternity Center last year. Our patients include women having vaginal deliveries, cesarean deliveries, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) deliveries and high-risk deliveries including multiples and preterm deliveries.
Maternity Center Tour
At The Ohio State University and Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we are monitoring and updating our response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We continue to align our recommendations with and follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and other city, state and federal agencies.
If you are interested in our facilities, please click on the video below for a virtual tour of our maternity center. Updated visitor policy: Upon Labor & Delivery admission, one (1) support person and one (1) visitor will be provided a wristband or visitor badge to accompany the patient.
Parking: If you are delivering Monday - Friday, we recommend that you park in the 12th Avenue Parking Garage and enter the hospital through the ground floor entrance opposite the parking garage. (The 12th Ave. bridge entrance is temporarily closed.) Take the Doan Hall elevator to the sixth floor. If you are delivering Saturday - Sunday, please park in the SAFEAUTO parking garage and enter the hospital through the 10th Ave. main hospital entrance. Take the Doan Hall elevator to the sixth floor.
After Hours Arrival: If arriving between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., please park in the Wexner Medical Center Garage or SAFEAUTO parking garage and enter the hospital through the Emergency Department. One of our staff will provide a mask for you and your visitor and help you get to the Maternity Center.
Maternity Center video tour
COVID-19 tests for patients with scheduled c-sections or inductions
Patients scheduled for c-section or induction will be asked to complete testing for COVID-19 prior to admission. You will be contacted the week before your scheduled admission with testing instructions. Testing will help us determine the risks to you and our medical staff and help us better protect all of our patients. If you test positive, that doesn’t mean you won’t be admitted. It just means that our team will be aware while you’re in our care.
Learn more about how we are keeping patients safe.