It’s the Little Things that Deliver Big Smiles

Having a baby is an exciting time in your life – and at the BirthPlace in our Niles and St. Joseph hospitals, we want to make it a healthy time. Whether this is your first baby or you are continuing to build your family, our experienced physicians and clinical staff are here to help provide you with safe, high-quality care every step of the way.

Some of the little things that make the BirthPlace special:

  • Access to pediatric specialists 24/7
  • Daily serenity hours
  • Experienced and loving care professionals 
  • Intimate family-centered birthing suites
  • Newly renovated rooms
  • Ongoing new parent education
  • Online nursery for friends and family who can’t be present
  • On-site certified breastfeeding consultant 
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Our Patients Say it Best

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Two Special Birthdays, Taleah Adams
May, 2019
Physicians: Benjamin Wood, DO; Alissa Conklin, MD; Dustin Hall, DO

The nurses were constantly checking on me to make sure I was ok. I felt so supported the entire time.

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Finally a Family of Three, Michelle Coy
Apr, 2019
Physicians: Kenneth Kaufmann, MD; Eeka Marshall, MD

I am so thankful for the care I received at the Niles BirthPlace.

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1 in 80,000 Odds, Nafitiri Mills
Mar, 2019
Physicians: Alissa Conklin, MD; Benjamin Wood, DO

The way they care for the babies is so genuine.

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A Wedding Day Delivery, Matt and Kristin Ross
Mar, 2019

Trust your care team, they’ve done this a lot, they know what they’re doing.

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No Complications, Sasha Thompson
Nov, 2018
Physicians: Alissa Conklin, MD

Dr. Conklin explained what we needed to do and why. She was the warmest doctor I’ve ever met.

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A Miracle Birth, Lucia Higgins
Nov, 2018
Physicians: Alissa Conklin, MD

Dr. Conklin made it all very personal while still ensuring both the baby and I were safe.

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A Birth-Day Blessing , Amanda
Aug, 2016
Physicians: Alissa Conklin, MD

I was able to hold my daughter for the very first time — that moment is one I will cherish for the rest of my life.

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Connecting in a New Place, Jenny Ryan
Sep, 2015
Physicians: Alissa Conklin, MD; Bobbi Brown, CNM

New to the area and pregnant with her third child, Jenny was nervous about finding medical professionals who she could relate to. Her fears vanished when she found a personal connection at BellaNova Women's Health.

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A Gentle Welcome to the World , Torey Schultz
Sep, 2015
Physicians: Heidi Grabemeyer-Layman, MD

Thanks to the staff at the BirthPlace, the birth of my second child was a completely different experience for me, both physically and emotionally. 

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A Love That Knows No Boundaries , Sharon Beck
Aug, 2015

The fact that the staff at Lakeland made it possible for me to witness the birth of my first son means everything to me

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