Maternity Care


When you find out you are expected or trying to start a family, you need focused care for good health.

The Women’s Health Care team at Johnson Memorial Health is your partner along the pregnancy journey and beyond. We will treat your growing family like a part of ours. You will feel the comfort of your own home, with modern technology to ensure a safe and healthy delivery.

We provide:

  • A caring, compassionate approach to your needs.
  • Experienced and expert providers.
  • Offices close to your home for care appointments and laboratory services.
  • The knowledge and resources of the Mayo Clinic Care Network when needed.
  • Connection to regional neonatal specialty care if needed.

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1125 West Jefferson Street
Franklin, IN 46131



when expecting

PAVE Appointment (Pre-Admission Visit and Education)

The PAVE appointment allows all moms delivering at Johnson Memorial Health to meet with a Maternity Care Center nurse. During this appointment, you will sign and complete necessary paperwork, receive educational materials and have the opportunity to ask questions. This visit is usually scheduled around your 34th week of pregnancy and should last between one and one and a half hours (less for experienced moms).

To schedule your PAVE appointment, please call the Maternity Care Center before your 34th week of pregnancy:


Your Private Room

Our labor, delivery, recovery and post partum rooms offer you the comfort of your very own bedroom. When delivery begins, they convert into a state-of-the-art delivery room. An operating room also is available inside the Maternity Care Center for Cesarean Section procedures.

  • Television and DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Glider rockers/chair beds
  • Roll-away-beds available for family
  • Kitchenette stocked with snacks and drinks 
  • Room service for breakfast from 6:30 until 10 a.m. and lunch and dinner from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. 

Our Nursery

Our caring team and the latest monitoring equipment will keep a close watch on your bundle of joy. A security system keeps all of our babies safe and sound in their cribs.

Special Care Features
  • Fetal monitoring and surveillance systems
  • Infant care warmers and isolettes
  • Infusion pumps
  • Phototherapy equipment
  • Oximetry equipment
  • Hearing screeners

Preparing For The Trip Home

While getting ready for delivery of your baby, we recommend you also learn how to properly prepare for the trip home. These partners provide free inspections on properly securing your child into their safety seats.


Learn more about prenatal care and your pregnancy health from the Mayo Clinic. 

Johnson Memorial Health is part of the Mayo Care Clinic Network.

What Should I Expect During My First Trimester?

During the first few months of pregnancy, amazing changes happen quickly. This part of pregnancy is called the first trimester. Knowing what physical and emotional changes to expect can help you face the months ahead with confidence. Find out what happens to your body and emotions and learn about prenatal care:


What Should I Expect During My Second Trimester?

The second trimester of pregnancy often brings a renewed sense of well-being. The worst of the nausea has usually passed, and your baby isn't big enough to make you too uncomfortable. Yet more pregnancy symptoms are on the horizon. Here's what to expect. Find out what happens to your body and emotions and learn about prenatal care:


What Should I Expect During My Final Trimester?

The third trimester of pregnancy can be physically and emotionally challenging. Your baby's size and position might make it hard for you to get comfortable. You might be tired of pregnancy and eager to move on to the next stage. If you've been gearing up for your due date, you might be disappointed if it comes and goes uneventfully. Find out what happens to your body and emotions and learn about prenatal care:


What Is the Importance of an Ultrasound During My Pregnancy?

A fetal ultrasound can be exciting for parents as it offers an early look at a developing baby. But it's also an important tool for the health care team to use to check a fetus's health, including growth and development. It's used to gauge other aspects of pregnancy, too, such as the amount of amniotic fluid and the location of the placenta.


Why Do Vitamins Matter During My Pregnancy?

A healthy diet is the best way to get the vitamins and minerals you need. But during pregnancy you might fall short on key nutrients. If you're pregnant or hoping to conceive, prenatal vitamins can help fill any gaps. You should consult with your provider about your vitamin intake and if you might need to include supplements.


What Exercises are Best for Me and My Baby?

Staying active during pregnancy can have many benefits, including easing aches and pains and helping to prevent too much weight gain. Along with aerobic exercise, such as walking and swimming, exercises to strengthen muscles are important to include in a well-rounded exercise program. Again, you should discuss this with your provider.


What About Working During Pregnancy?

Most people can continue working during pregnancy. Being pregnant, however, might present challenges in the workplace. To stay healthy and productive on the job, you need to understand how to relieve common pregnancy discomforts — and know when a work task might jeopardize the pregnancy. You should discuss this with your provider.


What About Nutrition? Are There Do's and Dont's?

You want what's best for your baby. That's why you might do things like add sliced fruit to your fortified breakfast cereal, top your salads with chickpeas or snack on almonds. But do you know what foods not to eat during pregnancy? Here's some basic information about eating during pregnancy.


How Much Bed Rest is Necessary During Pregnancy?

When you're pregnant, a prescription to stay in bed might seem like a welcome break. In reality, however, restrictions on movement during pregnancy can pose health risks. Here's what you need to know.


Is It Common to Feel Depressed While Pregnant?

Pregnancy can be a time of joy — and stress. Research suggests that about 7% of pregnant women experience depression during pregnancy. Here is some information that might help if you are feeling down. 


Can You Recommend a Book About Pregnancy?

Your JMH Maternity Care provider can answer lots of questions. But we know you might want to have a comprehensive resource. The Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy is an outstanding resource about fertility, prenatal care, common pregnancy symptoms and childbirth. It features a 40-week pregnancy calendar where parents-to-be can track their baby’s progress, as well as find a thorough analysis of weekly changes to expect throughout the pregnancy.


Childbirth Academy

This exciting labor and birth series helps you prepare, build confidence, and have better outcomes - all from the safety and comfort of home.

Enroll in this online course early in your prenatal doctor's appointments. Review the classes up to two years following the purchased program.

Childbirth Academy offers evidence-based instructor-led classes and includes interactive assessments and activities. Find accurate information to prepare for delivering and caring for your new baby. Classes will cover the topics of:

  • Labor and Birth
  • Breastfeeding
  • Postpartum
  • Baby Care
  • Baby Safety


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We will meet your growing family's healthcare needs from newborn to adolescence. Our services include:

  • Infant, children adolescent care
  • Preventive and primary care
  • Managing medical conditions and chronic disorders
  • Preventive health care
  • Growth and development
  • Nutrition
  • Sports safety
  • Vaccinations
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Why are Prenatal Vitamins Important?

A healthy diet is the best way to get the vitamins and minerals you need. But during pregnancy, you might fall short on key nutrients. If you're pregnant or hoping to conceive, prenatal vitamins can help fill any gaps.


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Essential Tips to Ensure Safe Sleep for Infants

The risk for sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, is highest in the first year of life. SIDS often happens during sleep, which is why knowing and practicing safe sleep is so important.


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Tips for Keeping Your Baby Safe

From the moment you see that little heartbeat on the screen, your life changes. Your new goal is to keep this little human safe and happy. Here are five simple tips you can use.


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