Childbirth at Maury Regional


Welcoming a new baby is an exciting time and Maury Regional Medical Center, a designated Baby-Friendly facility, is pleased to offer an entire floor dedicated to childbirth and gynecological care. 

The fourth floor of the medical center offers spacious suites where mothers can experience labor, delivery and recovery in comfort and privacy. Our Mother/Baby Unit offers couplet care, allowing babies to room-in with their mothers to enhance the early bonding experience. A sleeper sofa is also available in each room for family or guests. Tours of the fourth floor are given during a variety of free childbirth classes.

Maury Regional Medical Center has 24-hour anesthesiology coverage as well as two fully-equipped and staffed operating suites.

For a list of physicians who deliver at Maury Regional, visit our Find a Doctor tool or select a specialty from the Doctors section on this page.

NEWBORN CARE

During their hospital stay, mothers may elect to have their established community-based physician provide care for their newborn or may choose to take advantage of our hospital-based, board-certified pediatricians. Our hospital pediatricians are available in the hospital 24 hours per day and offer additional services, such as performing in-room examination of your baby and providing extended teaching sessions to allow time for you to discuss and ask questions regarding the care and progress of your baby.

Should your child need to return to Maury Regional Medical Center later in his or her childhood, know that our board certified pediatricians will be on staff to ensure that our pediatric patients receive some of the best care in the nation. Learn more in the Children’s Health section of our website and view hospital pediatricians in our Find a Doctor tool by selecting the Hospital Medicine specialty.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

In the instance that your newborn may need an enhanced level of care, a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is located within our fourth floor. Neonatology physicians and neonatal nurse practitioners are provided by the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and partner with our NICU trained registered nurses to provide the best possible care for your newborn. Visit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit page to learn more.

MATERNITY SERVICES

We're excited to help you welcome the newest addition to your family. That's why our staff is dedicated to making sure you have an excellent experience and creating lasting memories for you and your family of this special time. 

To do just that, Maury Regional Medical Center offers the following maternity services. 

Bonding with your baby

Your baby’s first hours are an important part of the bonding process. Our nursing staff will assist you in providing skin-to-skin contact and feeding your infant. Newborn benefits of skin-to-skin contact include:

  • Temperature stabilization
  • Increases mother-baby bonding
  • Helps to regulate blood sugars
  • Increases initiation of breastfeeding
  • Provides uninterrupted rest for mother and baby

Our nursing staff will give your baby their first bath once skin-to-skin bonding and the first feeding have taken place.

Breastfeeding support

Our staff members support breastfeeding due to all the health benefits it presents for you and your baby. Our certified lactation specialists and maternity nurses will provide you with assistance and guidance whenever you and your baby need it.

We also offer breastfeeding classes for expectant mothers as well as continued support after your discharge from the hospital through our monthly Breastfeeding Support Group.

Caesarean delivery

Nurses are at the bedside after caesarean deliveries to ensure time is made for breastfeeding and skin-to-skin bonding as soon as possible. Caesarean deliveries are also attended by a neonatal intensive care nurse and a respiratory therapist to begin immediate specialized care should your baby need it.

Lullaby charms

At Maury Regional Medical Center, we know bringing a new life into this world is a precious and amazing miracle. Each time a baby is born, we celebrate by playing lullaby charms throughout the hospital for everyone to hear. Hearing the lullaby chimes over the loudspeaker brings smiles to faces at the knowledge that a new little one has just entered the world.

Pediatric audiology

Our team is committed to early identification and treatment of hearing loss. We will conduct a hearing screen on your infant before hospital discharge. If a repeat test is needed, we will discuss the test and schedule an appointment before you leave the hospital. Our program follows the guidelines established by the Joint Commission on Infant Hearing (JCIH) and includes:

  • Inpatient and outpatient hearing evaluations
  • Frequency-specific Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing
  • Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) testing

Rooming-in

We encourage infants to remain in the mother’s room 24 hours per day. This is called “rooming-in.” Partners are also encouraged to stay overnight to participate in caring for the baby. This time provides opportunities for new parents to ask questions and receive hands-on education from staff members. Benefits of rooming-in include:

  • Promotes bonding between mother and baby
  • Consistent feeding schedules
  • Uninterrupted rest for mother and baby
  • Increased opportunities to learn hunger cues from baby
  • Increases successful breastfeeding
  • Allows more opportunity for skin-to-skin time

Safe sleep

Infant sleep practices are a priority of Maury Regional Medical Center. We follow best practice recommendations set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics to protect against sleep-related infant deaths (SIDS). You will receive education regarding these practices and be instructed on safe sleep practices to use once you are home.

Safety and security

Our security measures and monitoring systems are designed to keep your baby safe during your stay. Special identification badges are worn by our maternity staff so you can easily recognize who is authorized to help care for your baby.