Frequently Asked Questions
The Family Childbirth and Children's Center
What is The Family Childbirth and Children's Center at Mercy?
Mercy Medical Center’s Family Childbirth and Children’s Center is a new, beautiful, family-centered facility for expectant mothers, newborn babies, pediatric patients, families, and visitors. The Family Childbirth and Children’s Center occupies Floors 8 and 10 of Mercy’s Mary Catherine Bunting Center (Mercy's main hospital).
What special features and amenities are offered?
- Gorgeous, spacious private rooms for Labor & Delivery, Mother-Baby and NICU stays, all equipped with private bathrooms and stunning views of Baltimore
- Comfortable waiting areas for visitors with free Wi-Fi access
- Beautiful rooftop gardens that can be accessed by patients and visitors
- Split-screen video monitoring and call systems for nurses so new mothers and babies receive close, personal care
- Increased infant security with a security officer located on the 10th Floor
- Public cord blood banking available for mothers who wish to donate cord blood
- Birthing tubs available to mothers who prefer an alternate delivery method
- Dedicated ante partum and cesarean section rooms
- In-room access to The GetWell Network, an interactive system that gives instant access to nursing staff, medical information, and entertainment
- Individual lactation counseling
- Level III-B intensive care facility offering a full complement of specialists providing thorough diagnosis and treatment for a range of the most complex and high-risk conditions in newborn infants
- Private rooms for NICU babies and their families to provide a home-like, personal setting
Where should expectant mothers check in for delivery?
Expectant mothers should check in at the reception area in Labor & Delivery on the 8th Floor of The Bunting Center.
How do I get to The Family Childbirth and Children's Center?
The Family Childbirth and Children's Center occupies Floors 8 and 10 of The Bunting Center. See maps, directions and parking information for The Bunting Center.
Does Mercy offer tours of The Family Childbirth and Children's Center?
Tours and childbirth education are offered to expectant parents on an ongoing basis.
How do I find a doctor or midwife associated with Mercy's Family Childbirth and Children's Center?
See Mercy's Physician Directory for doctors and midwives associated with Mercy's Family Childbirth and Children's Center.
How many visitors are allowed in the inpatient rooms and what are visiting hours?
Mother/Baby - 10th Floor
Visiting Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., 7 days per week. Up to 5 visitors per patient.
The Ronald Gutberlet Pediatrics Department - 10th Floor
Visiting Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Sunday – Saturday.
Labor and Delivery - 8th Floor
Visiting Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Up to 5 visitors per patient.
NICU - 8th Floor
Visiting Hours: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Up to 3 visitors per patient.
The Mary Catherine Bunting Center
Where is The Bunting Center located?
The Bunting Center is located at 345 St. Paul Place, on Mercy’s campus in downtown Baltimore. The Bunting Center is adjacent to and connected to McAuley Plaza, formerly Mercy’s Main Lobby, at 301 St. Paul Place. See our campus map for a detailed layout of the Mercy campus.
How big is The Bunting Center?
The Bunting Center is a state-of-the-art, 20-floor hospital at a size of approximately 686,000 square feet. Among its many distinctive features are 196 private inpatient rooms and 15 large operating rooms, equipped with advanced technologies to perform advanced surgeries including minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery and complex open surgery.
Are the inpatient rooms private?
Yes, all 196 inpatient rooms are private and also include other amenities such as a private bathroom, safe, 32” flat screen television, Wi Fi and more.