Where to Donate Today
Upstate Cord Blood Bank makes donation easy. OB offices affiliated with one of our participating hospitals will provide you with our informational materials and donation forms during your initial and 28-36 week prenatal office visits.
In Syracuse, New York
The Upstate Family Birth Center offers a safe, comfortable place to welcome your baby into the world. The Upstate team will work with you and your doctor to provide the birth experience you seek, and further support you with physicians, neonatal nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners, specialty trained nurses, and access to anesthesia on site, around the clock. Upstate's Family Birth Center team is highly skilled in handling routine as well as complicated deliveries. Should challenge's arise, the Center is equipped with surgical delivery rooms for Cesarean deliveries.
While in labor, you will be placed in one of six, spa-like private birthing suites, that all feature state-of-the-art birthing beds. Each room has a spacious bathroom, complete with a jacuzzi tub.
For those who would like to experience natural childbirth using alternative pain management, our skilled obstetricians and certified nurse-midwives offer various options including birthing balls, hydrotherapy, and welcome coaching by doulas.
Among pain relief options, we offer nitrous oxide use for labor and delivery pain relief. Nitrous Oxide is self- administered, east to use, fast-acting and has no lasting effect on mom or baby. It also does not interfere with breastfeeding.
Upstate is the only birthing center in Syracuse to offer the option of "VBAC" delivery- a vaginal birth delivery after a cesarean section.
Shortly after you've delivered, you and your baby will be moved to Upstate's newly remodeled post-partum care unit. You'll be in a large, private suite with a spacious bathroom and a sleeper sofa for an adult family member or loved one to stay with you and your baby. Upstate's Family Birth Center practices couplet care which means the mother and baby remain together, as a pair, while in the hospital.