Family Birth CenterSection menuDuring pregnancyChoosing a providerPrenatal appointment scheduleDiabetes and pregnancyEmergency symptoms during pregnancyLabor and deliveryCare during laborVaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)What to bringYour hospital stayFact sheets and formsAbout Family Birth CenterMeet our teamStatistics and awardsNeonatal intensive care unitLocation and parkingPhone numbersTake a virtual tourPostpartum resourcesClasses for expecting parentsFinancial informationPain after deliveryPostpartum depressionPrenatal opioid awarenessBreastfeeding supportMilk donationBirth storiesSupport groupsBooks and DVDsWeb resources español Family Birth Center statistics and awardsBirth statisticsWe have between 265 and 280 births per month with a 27 percent average C-section rate (this includes primary and repeat C-sections). We average about six TOLACs (trial of labor after cesarean) per month.Awards We are proud to have won the “Best Place to Have a Baby” recognition in the Best of the Mid-Valley reader’s choice awards published by the Statesman Journal for SEVEN years running—2013 to 2019! Achieving the five-year Baby-Friendly designation is no easy task, but Salem Hospital rose to the challenge. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund. Salem Health is known for award-winning care — learn more.