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Miriam F. Acheson Family Birth Place

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The Family Birth Place features 17 private LDRP (labor, delivery, recovery, post partum) suites and 1 overflow suite. They are designed to be state-of-the-art labor and delivery rooms, while at the same time offering pleasant, comfortable and convenient surroundings for the mother, baby and family after the birth. An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant sees most mothers and babies while in the hospital on Family Birth Place (Learn more about Breastfeeding Resources).

While the rooms are very attractive, they are also extremely functional, giving the family peace of mind. The high tech equipment and services that McLaren Port Huron is known for are there -- they just aren't as visible as they were in the past. And McLaren Port Huron continues to be the only area hospital providing care for babies who have special needs when they arrive.


  • Relaxing colors -- from the soft teals, mauves and burgundies of the decor to the deep dark burgundy of the wood furniture in the room.
  • Comfortable birthing bed
  • Birthing balls and additional comfort tools 
  • Gliding rockers for mom and a sleep chair that pulls out to a bed for the mother's birth partner mom baby nurse
  • Comfortable side bench for extra seating
  • Matching rolling bassinet
  • Bedside stand and wardrobe for the family's belongings
  • Over-bed table for eating in bed
  • Side table and chairs for dining out of bed with your family  
  • Refrigerator
  • Blanket warmer for mom and baby
  • Wall-mounted hair dryer
  • Large shower stall with shower massage that can be left mounted on the wall or handheld and waterfall shower designed to help the mother relax
  • Access to The Newborn Channel while in the hospital and from home. 

Baby Friendly

McLaren Port Huron is working towards being a Michigan "Baby Friendly" Hospital. 

Acheson Family Birth Place at McLaren Port Huron hospital - Visiting

  • We believe in family-centered care and in providing a safe and secure environment for you and your newborn.

  • To respect your privacy and comfort and to ensure safe care, we suggest no more than 3 family members/friends/support persons at your bedside at one time during labor, delivery, and through the first hour after delivery.

  • Family and friends are asked to ensure a clear path to the mother and baby at all times

  • Family and friends are welcome to provide emotional support to you (the patient) unless their presence infringes on other patient’s rights, compromises safety, and/or is medically or therapeutically contraindicated. Such times include:

    • During epidural procedures

    • During labor and the delivery

    • During the first hour of recovery after birth

  • Acheson Family Birth Place is a secured unit. Mom’s first and last name must be provided to enter the Family Birth Place.

  • Quiet time is observed between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. to promote rest, healing and bonding.

  • Family and friends should not visit when respiratory viruses are common in the community.