Welcome to the Harris Birthing Center

Having a baby is one of the most beautiful, life-changing moments a family can experience. Located in Commerce, the Harris Birthing Center at DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital is designed to help make your birthing experience as healthy and happy as possible.

The Harris Birthing Center has earned a reputation as one of the area’s best in obstetrical care. Widely regarded for our skilled staff and extensive capabilities, we are recognized by mothers for our personal approach.

Awards & Recognition

2021 Spinal Column Reader’s Choice Award Winner

Voted Preferred Hospital for Birthing/Baby Delivery
Voted Preferred Hospital for Families

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2020 Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (MI AIM) Gold Level Designation

Demonstrates our commitment to improve the quality of care for moms and reduce maternal health issues

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Our Facility

Huron Valley-Sinai birthing roomOur 22 spacious, all-private birthing suites are designed to make mothers and their families feel right at home. Our comfortable rooms include many special amenities that mothers and their families have asked for, including sleep chairs for their support persons, personal refrigerators, large flat screen televisions, and internet access. Other features include:

  • Wireless monitoring
  • Essential oils
  • Early labor walking paths and activity stations
  • Clear drapes for family-friendly C-sections
  • Nitrous oxide for labor pain and comfort management

First Family Photo Wall

Before you leave, we invite you to take your first family photo in front of our “First Family Photo wall” near the Harris Birthing Center main desk. If you post on Facebook, tag Harris Birthing Center page.

Labor and Delivery Options

Every expecting mother wants to have a unique birthing experience that meets her needs. The Harris Birthing Center is pleased to offer a variety of birthing options:

  • Wireless Monitoring – move more freely while accurately monitoring vitals
  • Showers During Labor – available in each of our private labor/delivery rooms
  • Birthing Ball – can help women get into positions that may alleviate discomfort, help position the baby for delivery, prevent back strain, and encourage the progression of labor
  • Music Therapy – patients may choose to bring and play soft music during their labor

My Labor & Birth Preferences

Please download and complete or ask your provider for a copy during your next visit which indicates your preferences to help us better personalize and prepare for your labor.

Please discuss labor and delivery options with your physician or healthcare provider.

Advanced Care For Mothers

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic

The Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic at DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital provides exceptional, personalized care to address any complications of pregnancy. Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialists, also called perinatologists, focus on the diagnosis and treatment of women who are at high risk for problems during pregnancy. These providers are obstetricians who have also completed additional years of training in high-risk pregnancy, and have expertise in medical complications during pregnancy, higher risk pregnancy-specific conditions, obstetric ultrasonography, prenatal genetics, prenatal diagnosis and fetal therapies.

Backed by the knowledge and expertise of board certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine providers, the clinic works with your obstetric provider to coordinate prenatal care along with specialized testing and procedures to help ensure the best possible outcome. The clinic offers Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist consultation as well as prenatal testing and procedures using some of the latest innovations in technology and standards of care – physician referral needed.

Location: DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital Operating Room Hallway (across from Harris Birthing Center waiting room)
Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For more information, please call 248-937-5053.

To learn more about DMC’s expertise, visit the High Risk Pregnancies page.

Advanced Care for Babies

Special Care for Special Circumstances

For those born prematurely or with special needs, Harris Birthing Center has a Special Care Nursery.

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  • Powered by DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, our Special Care Nursery has experienced NICU nurses that care for newborns in need of more dedicated attention.
  • Our partnership with DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan and its comprehensive number of pediatric specialists enables access to the most advanced critical care for babies born with congenital or special health needs.
  • PANDA One, the state's only pediatric and neonatal dedicated ambulance, is on-call to provide specialized transportation for children and newborns that need to receive care at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

To learn more about advanced care for babies, visit the Advanced Care for Newborns page.

Meet Your Care Team

Harris Birthing Center team
  • Obstetric (OB) House Physician – in house, 24/7 to care for women before, during and after delivery
  • Medical Doctor of Anesthesiology (MDA) – specialize in anesthesia care, pain management and critical care medicine
  • Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) – advanced practice nurse in house, 24/7 to administer and monitor patients receiving anesthesia and other medications
  • Neonatologist – on staff and available for the treatment and care of newborn babies requiring specialized care
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) physician – on staff, specially trained to diagnose, monitor and treat pregnancy complications in women and their unborn children
  • Pediatrician – in house, 24/7 to care for babies, children and teens
  • Registered Nurses (RNs) – obstetric nurses have been trained with neonatal resuscitation, advanced cardiac life support and electronic fetal monitoring
  • Lactation Consultant – registered nurses (RNs) that help moms to breastfeed as well provide prenatal education and preparation for expecting couples
  • Obstetric Associate (OBA) – assist in the care of moms and babies in collaboration with physicians and nurses
  • Unit Clerk – responsible for greeting families, directing traffic in and out of the unit, answering the phone and processing charts

Obstetrics Classes

We offer several different classes:

  • Birthing center classes to help you prepare for childbirth and life with new baby.
  • Bringing baby home take a close look at newborn behavior, nutrition, and hygiene.
  • Breast feeding classes and lactation consultant support

All classes are now virtual.

Register here

Tours

Sorry for the inconvenience but due to COVID-19 restrictions, in-person tours are currently on hold. Please check back at a later date for availability.

Click here for a virtual tour of the Harris Birthing Center.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please enter through the Garden entrance (Monday - Friday 5 am - 6 pm & Saturday 6 am - 6 pm) or Emergency Entrance (Monday - Saturday after 6 pm and all day Sunday). As well, our Family Waiting Room and Gift Shop are closed.

Additional Resources

Labor and Delivery Resources

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