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Akron Area Maternity Services

Take a Virtual Tour of a Summa Mother/Baby Unit

Summa Health System is one of the safest places in the Akron area to give birth, as demonstrated by three consecutive awards from the Ohio Patient Safety Institute. We also offer private rooms with bathrooms, compassionate care and extended support-- some of the many reasons why expectant moms choose to give birth at Summa. Schedule a tour and experience the difference.

Schedule a tour: Barberton Hospital

Child-Birth Safety

One of the safest places in the Akron region in which to give birth, with:
  • A C-section rate lower than the statewide average 
  • Participation in the Best Fed Beginnings project 
  • Pursuit of a Baby Friendly Hospital designation 
  • Three years of consecutive Best Practice Awards from the Ohio Patient Safety Institute
  • One of the few Level III perinatal centers for high-risk pregnancies in the region 
  • A NICU nursery staffed by Akron Children’s Hospital neonatologists

Maternity Privacy

Private mother/baby rooms available at all Summa hospitals:
  • Summa Akron City Hospital’s mother baby unit (on 3 north) features 18 newly renovated private rooms featuring a full bathroom with ceramic-tiled shower to provide a relaxing, spa-like environment for new moms
  • Baby stays in mother’s room unless there is a medical need for nursery care

Comfort during Childbirth

Plenty of birthing options from which to choose:
  • Midwifery services (available at all three hospitals)
  • Low-risk birthing room with minimal medical intervention
  • Birthing balls
  • Tub rooms available for hydrotherapy
  • Kangaroo care (skin-to-skin contact of mother/infant after birth)

Maternity Support/Resources

Personal support and educational programs:

Visit Us or Schedule an Appointment

Call (888) 544-1266 to sign up for a tour of our mother baby units located at Summa Akron City Hospital and Summa Barberton Hospital. Also, register for a childbirth/childcare education class or request an appointment with a Summa obstetrician.