HCMC has a birth center with comprehensive care, and expecting mothers can recruit OB/GYNs, family medicine providers, nurse practitioners, and doulas as part of their birthing team. Maternal-fetal medicine experts are also available for high-risk pregnancies. A Newborn Intensive Care Unit is readily available on-site, in case the baby requires extra care. HCMC has been awarded a Baby-Friendly Hospital designation. Birth planning is carefully considered at this birth center. Options like water birth, aromatherapy, and nitrous oxide for pain relief are offered here. Epidurals and other components of the birth plan can be ordered by the attending physician. HCMC-affiliated practitioners and clinics also offer CenteringPregnancy group prenatal care and education in both English and Spanish.