Ashland Community Hospital is affiliated with Asante Health System. Ashland Community Hospital is a hospital-based alternative birth center located in Southern Oregon. They provide private rooms that combine technology with comfort. Each room features a state-of-the art birthing bed, entertainment suite, refrigerator, and bay window with a seat. The birth center is staffed by nurses and physicians trained to regard the needs of mothers with specific personal birth plans. Ashland also staffs affiliated doulas, whose services can be requested by expecting mothers. Their responsibility is to guide the mother through labor and assist her in her first breastfeeding experience. Ashland Family Birth Center also provides extensive educational opportunities to expecting mothers and families, including the basics of creating a birth plan, support groups for expectant mothers, and classes to teach younger siblings what to expect with a new baby in the family. Free tours are available.