Congratulations, you’re having a baby!
A time for joy, a time for sharing, and a time for togetherness. That's why we encourage an atmosphere of closeness by offering birthing suites and flexible visiting hours. Our mother and baby care allow you to get the most out of your birth experience and the first few hours as a (new) family.
Knox Community Hospitals' new building, The Wright Family Medical Pavilion now proudly houses the Ann Schnormeier Center for Birthing Care, the OB/GYN practice as well as pediatrics.
Staffed by licensed and credentialed perinatal mental health and healthcare providers, childbirth professionals, and certified peer specialists, the Hotline provides immediate and informed access to support, understanding, brief intervention, and resources to all pregnant, postpartum, and post-loss individuals AND their partners and families.
Call or text anytime to connect with a Hotline counselor for a confidential conversation, support, understanding, and resources. You do not need a diagnosis to reach out for help – we are here for you!
This program provides paternity establishment outreach, education, training, guidance, assessment, and technical assistance to birthing hospitals, local registrars, child support enforcement offices, courts, community partners, and unmarried parents. The program’s focus is to promote voluntary paternity establishment to ensure that children in Ohio have legally recognized fathers and the financial and emotional support that all children need and deserve. In Ohio, this program is operated by the Central Paternity Registry (CPR) within the Office of Child Support, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Paternity means legal fatherhood. Paternity establishment is how a biological father becomes the legal father of his child if he and the mother are not married. If you’re not married when your child is born, your child does not have a legal father. Paternity must be established before the father’s name can appear on the birth certificate. If the mother is married, the husband is presumed to be the father.
Paternity can be established any time before the child becomes 23 years old. Paternity can be determined even if the parent lives in another state or a foreign country.
This video you help you learn more about paternity establishment.