Birthing at Anne Arundel Medical Center


The Frank Family Birth Center at Anne Arundel Medical Center welcomes approximately 5,500 babies a year! They believe in the family centered model of care, and it shows in their amenities, practitioners, resources, class offerings, and even their extensive website is full of information!

In addition to board certified and highly experienced obstetricians and excellent, experienced nurses, both Special Beginnings and Bay Area Midwifery attend births at Anne Arundel Medical Center.  Should the need arise, both practices have a great working relationship with the hospital OB’s. The Center for Maternal and Fetal Medicine is also located at the hospital and will work closely with your doctor or midwife.

There is a Level III NICU known as ‘Teddy’s Place,” located in the hospital to care for premature babies or other infants who need extra support and care at birth.

Anne Arundel Medical Center supports all methods of feeding, and provides a full range of breastfeeding support.

Balanced Birth Support has several doulas who regularly attend births at Anne Arundel Medical Center, and they say that it is very welcoming to doulas. They have also said that they, and their clients, have had excellent experiences!

Location & Hours

Anne Arundel Medical Center is located at 2001 Medical Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401. Their phone number is 443-481-1000. Nurse Advice Line is 443-481-4000.

Parking: The Birth Center is located in the Clatanoff Pavilion at 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, Md. 21401.  Parking is in Garage C. Click here for directions.

Visiting hours: 24/7 


There are many food options available in and around Anne Arundel Medical Center. If you or your visitors would prefer to eat out of the hospital, there are many restaurants within walking distance.

The Garden Cafe is located on the first floor of the Clatanoff Pavillion. 6:30am-1:30pm .

Bayside Cafe: Belcher Pavilion, Level 2. Open Monday to Friday, from 6:30 am to 4 pm. Closed holidays.

Southside Cafe: Hospital Pavilion South, Level 1. Open seven days a week: Monday to Friday, from 6:30 am to 10 pm. Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 10 pm. Holidays from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

Southport Eatery: Hospital Pavilion South, Ground Level. Open seven days a week, including all holidays from 6:30 am to 8 pm and 1 am to 3 am.

Amenities & Features for Birth/Postpartum

Private labor & delivery rooms 
Private mother/baby rooms
Birth balls
Peanut balls
Wireless Monitoring Available
Family waiting room with serperated from hospital foot traffic, with books, toys, and television. 
Dedicated c-section operating rooms

Other Information

Placenta Removal– Talk with you care provider at a prenatal appointment.

Free Birth Center tours

Large selection of pre-natal and postpartum classes and support groups, including breastfeeding and newborn care.

Author: Renee Corbino

Renee keeps Balanced Birth Support organized and amazing as the Administrative Manager. She lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and two cute little boys. She is a breech birthing mama and supporter of empowering births.

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