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United Memorial Maternity Unit

Healthgrades Five-Star Delivery Awards 

The team at United Memorial Medical Center has received the Healthgrades C-Section Delivery Award this year, and the Vaginal Delivery Five-Star Award for the last six years (2015-2020). The five-star ratings indicate the hospital's clinical outcomes for C-sections and vaginal delivery are statistically better than expected.

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Women's Health Healthgrades Awards 2020 

The maternity department at United Memorial has been completely renovated to create a calm, soothing atmosphere for new mothers and babies.

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All of our rooms are private and have large, en suite bathrooms with built-in hairdryers and walk-in showers. Each room has a comfortable rocker/glider and a sofa that opens to a bed so that the birthing partner can rest comfortably. Other amenities include a family lounge with refreshments, and free Wi-Fi, cable television, and telephone services. Take a look at a maternity room and a labor and delivery suite below.

Childbirth Classes

Childbirth can be scary and overwhelming, but like any task, preparing in advance can help you feel confident and able to take on the challenge. United Memorial Medical Center is a baby-friendly facility that offers childbirth education for expectant mothers and their coaches. Participants are encouraged to attend classes during the third trimester.  Topics include but are not limited to: 

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, labor, and delivery
  • Comfort measures
  • Pain Control options
  • Informed consent
  • Cesarean Section delivery
  • Hospital tour and procedures
  • Post-partum care
  • Newborn care 

    This one-day class is designed to make sure mothers and coaches are equipped with the information and tools necessary to make this the best birth experience.  Included in the Childbirth fee is registration for our infant feeding class. 

Infant feeding (breastfeeding) class:

Breastfeeding is natural for you and your baby, but it is a skill that needs to be learned. We understand that while breastfeeding can be easy from the start for some mothers, it can also be challenging while you and your baby are both learning.  Please try not to get discouraged.  Our infant feeding class can help you prepare you for feeding your infant.  Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Feeding cues and how much a baby needs
  • Importance of Skin to skin
  • Positioning and latching
  • Going back to work
  • How breastfeeding works and pump education
  • Establishing a good milk supply
  • Question and Answer session

The infant feeding class can be taken independently or in conjunction with childbirth classes.

Prenatal Refresher classes:

We offer refresher classes for mothers who may need a refresher on comfort measures and pain control.  We also offer a newborn and post-partum care class for mothers that may have a new partner who is a first-time parent. Please call our Healthy Living Department for a list of topics, days, and times, (585) 344-5331.

Safety class:

Our American Heart Association Family and friend CPR course will teach you the “hands-only” CPR technique on Adults, Children, and infants.  We also add a safety component to the class and discuss the dangers of the home, and cover other safety topics such as poison control, first aid, and car seat safety. This class is an excellent course for teens and grandparents that will be taking care of infants and children.


MOMS (Medicaid Obstetrical & Maternal Services) Program

Early prenatal care is essential to your health and that of your baby. If you’re pregnant and have no medical insurance or financial means of paying for prenatal care, you can benefit from comprehensive services that include nutritional counseling, prenatal development, childbirth education, specialty medical care, and postpartum follow-up care (county-specific). View the MOMS Program Brochure


Breastfeeding support at Baby Café:

Baby Café is a breastfeeding support group that meets once a week.  Any breastfeeding mom, regardless of delivering hospital, can attend with their infant and other toddlers as needed.  Lactation support is available at every session, along with the comradery of other moms. 

Contact Us

For more information, contact (585) 344-5331.

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Online Childbirth and Breastfeeding Classes

To ensure your safety during COVID-19, Rochester Regional Health is now offering online courses in place of in-person classes, so you can still get all the information you need prior to delivery.

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