Maternity Programs at Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women
Baptist has been delivering babies for a century, and we've developed a unique program to make your experience an easy and memorable one, so you can focus on your new baby and family when that special time comes.
Start with our Beautiful Beginnings program by meeting with us sometime between the 15th and 20th week of your pregnancy. By calling 901-227-9873, you can schedule a tour of our facility, complete your pre-admission paperwork and meet our nurses and maternity coordinators. Our highly skilled nurses and maternity coordinators work to ensure your questions and/or concerns are addressed anytime throughout your pregnancy.
To register for any of our Beautiful Beginnings classes and support groups, call 901-226-5764.
The Region's High Risk Delivery Referral Center
24-hour maternity ambulance entrance
23 labor and delivery suites
9 obstetrical assessment beds in our maternity emergency triage
40 newborn intensive care unit (NICU) beds with 2 sleep-rooms for parents
OB/GYN physician in house 24/7
Neonatologist in house 24/7
The 48-bed Mother/Baby unit provides a safe, family-centered environment with plenty of room for new moms and families to stay together. We also have a security system in place that alerts hospital staff when anything unusual occurs.
Certified lactation consultants assist new moms with their breastfeeding questions through one-on-one consultation sessions or Baptist’s Breastfeeding Resource Center. For more information, call 901-227-9620.
Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
At the NICU, we treat babies who are born premature or have complications, such as heart defects or underdeveloped lungs. More than 10% of all babies born at the Women's Hospital are cared for in the NICU. The dedicated staff of nurses, neonatologists and pediatric sub-specialist are passionate about the quality, education and development of every baby. The continuing care unit provides parents with additional training before their babies go home.
Many parents with babies here cannot afford the highly specialized care, so contributions are especially important for this unit. For more information about how you can contribute to the NICU, contact the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation at 901-227-7121.
Birthing and Parenting Classes
Baptist Women's Hospital offers classes to help make every new beginning beautiful. We are pleased to be able to provide these classes and hope that you will find them helpful.
Prepared Childbirth Class
This is a four-week series that addresses the following topics: labor & delivery process, pain management options, some basic breathing & relaxation techniques along with basic breastfeeding and infant care information. The class also includes a tour of the hospital. Fee is $55, please call 901-226-5764 to register.
Saturday All-Day Childbirth Class
This one day session covers the same topics as the weeknight series as well as the breastfeeding and infant care information. A tour of the hospital is also part of the class, this is a great option for people with tight schedules that can’t attend the weeknight series. Fee is $75, please call 901-226-5764 to register.
Expectant Parents Class
This 3 hour session covers the “baby basics” as well as “new mom care”. Information will be provided on home & car safety, some CPR techniques as well as feeding and caring for your baby. New mom care and instructions are also part of the class. Fee is $30, please call 901-226-5764 to register.
This is a “free” Saturday workshop for “Dad’s Only”. The group is led by veteran dads who share information from a “dad’s prospective”. Topics include: caring for mom and the new family, dealing with crying babies and mom’s and how to be a dynamic dad. Registration is required; please call 901-227-9873.
This two hour class is for expectant grandparents. Information will include updates on childbirth & parenting practices. Other topics will include suggestions and tips for helping new parents as well as providing infant care. Fee is $30, please call 901-226-5764 to register.
This class is geared for 3- 10 year olds. It is an interactive class with lots of “hands-on” activities for children and parents. Children will learn about getting a new sibling and what babies can and can’t do and parents will be given information to help make the transition easier. Fee is $20 for the first child; $25 for two or more in the same family; please call 901-226-5764 to register.
This two hour class will teach moms and partners the basics of breastfeeding. Topics include advantages of breastfeeding, getting off to a good start, resources for help and information on going back to work and pumping. Fee is $30, please call 901-226-5764 to register.