Enrollment Requirements

Program enrollment is required to use the Family Beginnings Birthing Center at Miami Valley Hospital.

Here is enrollment information for first-time mothers.

  • Sign up and attend a Family Beginnings orientation class to review our birthing center process and receive the required paperwork. Classes include a Family Beginnings Birthing Center tour. We highly recommended that your support person attend this class with you. Ideally, you should attend this class during your second trimester (around 22 to 32 weeks). Masks are required to be worn at all times while you’re in the hospital.
  • Take an e-learning childbirth education class. Miami Valley Hospital offers preparation for childbirth classes to meet the Family Beginnings requirement for childbirth education. However, you can attend any childbirth class of your choosing (Bradley, hypnobirthing, or classes taught by a Doula or other health care facility).
  • Attend a prenatal appointment with a Family Beginnings Birth Center nurse, between 34 and 36 weeks, to return your required paperwork. Masks are required to be worn at all times while you’re in the hospital.

Returning Family Beginnings mothers can call (937) 208-4597(937) 208-4597 To speak directly to a Family Beginnings nurse about re-enrollment and requirements. Expectant mothers who are 34 or more weeks of gestation also may call to discuss late enrollment options.

For Second Or Higher Children

If you're expecting your second (or higher) child and have not had a previous birth at our Family Beginnings Birth Center, you will still need to enroll in the program and attend our orientation class, as well as the prenatal appointment.


Contact Us

If you’re pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, schedule an appointment with a physician or certified nurse midwife, take a virtual tour of our maternity centers, or register for childbirth, breastfeeding, and family education classes.

Visit our locations page to find a Premier Health maternity center near you and for additional contact information.