Boven Birth Center: Where Technology Meets Tenderness

When it comes to the birth of your baby, you can expect the best at Holland Hospital’s Boven Birth Center. To ensure moms-to-be have an exceptional birth experience, we make it our mission to go above and beyond.

Our approach can be summed up in three words: safety, comfort and empowerment. From the moment you walk through our doors, our goal is to protect the health and wellness of your baby, as well as fulfill your personal needs and wishes.

Here’s a look at what sets us apart:

Cradled in Comfort

Boven Birth Center is designed to surround moms-to-be and their families with compassion, comfort and security. Some of our amenities include:

  • The latest technology and comfort enhancements, including 21 private birthing suites with home-like amenities, eight labor-delivery rooms, well-baby nursery, state-of-the-art operating rooms, and more.
    • If you are considering VBAC, please speak to your Ob/Gyn. Holland Hospital does not offer VBAC.
  • Expert and compassionate birthing team, including OB/Gyns, pediatric hospitalists, surgeons, neonatal nurses and nurses specializing in obstetrics, lactation consultants, parent advocates, and others. These caregivers will give you the support and confidence you need, from the moment you arrive to your family’s return home.
  • Breastfeeding support from board-certified lactation consultants.
  • Eight-bed special care nursery, providing pre-term and term babies who need specialized attention extra monitoring and care before going home.
  • Interpretation services for all languages.

Our People are Our Difference

While professional standards, awards and sophisticated technology are critical, the people caring for you and your baby are what matter most. We take great pride in the heart and soul of Boven Birth Center: our team of outstanding caregivers.

Private Birthing Suites

Making the arrival of your new arrival memorable is a big reason why we feature private birthing suites. Cradling moms-to-be and their loved ones in comfort, each suite includes a spacious shower and recliner that converts into a twin bed, and all the equipment and conveniences needed to experience childbirth in a room that feels like a home away from home.

Safe and Sound

For added peace of mind, we offer family-centered security measures that use the latest technology including an electronic infant protection system. During your stay, we’ll keep the health and safety of you and your baby at heart.

Special Care Nursery

Nobody wants their baby to be hospitalized, but if it happens, you can rest assured knowing Boven Birth Center features a state-of-the-art Special Care Nursery (SCN). This specialized, eight-bed unit is staffed by dedicated pediatric hospitalist physicians, neonatal nurse practitioners and specialty trained registered nurses round-the-clock. Additional amenities for family members include a bathroom with shower, small kitchen lounge, lockers and support for successful breastfeeding.

Options for Pain Management

Pain management at Boven Birth Center is based on your wishes, whether you’d prefer a natural childbirth approach, or the use of pain medications and/or an epidural. As an added comfort measure, we offer nitrous oxide. A milder concentration than used in dental offices, nitrous oxide can help laboring mothers feel more relaxed and better able to cope during contractions. Water therapy, birthing balls and other non-medicinal options are also available.

Breastfeeding Guidance

Our board-certified lactation consultants are here for you during and after your hospital stay to offer encouragement and guidance, so you and your baby can experience the many benefits of breastfeeding. We are committed to helping all mothers gain confidence and achieve success when breastfeeding. Holland Hospital has consistently received an mPINC (Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care) score that’s above state and national averages.

For Your Mental Wellness

While parenting is filled with many rewards, it can also feel overwhelming sometimes. We can help you and your family adjust to pregnancy, as well as life with a new baby. Our specialists are available to address and treat prenatal and postpartum depression or anxiety, relationship concerns and other behavioral health issues.

Pelvic Health Care

We have physical therapists with comprehensive training in rehabilitation techniques for treating pelvic floor disorders, pelvic pain, urinary incontinence and other pelvic health issues.

Welcoming You Home

To foster a smooth and healthy transition home, we’ll answer your questions and help you access additional resources. Holland Hospital’s Home Health team also delivers medical and personal care for infants with special or high-risk needs, right in the comfort of your own home.