Chatham Hospital Maternity Care Center is now open!
We are excited to bring maternity care back to our local community! Our new Level 1 Maternity Care Center is a 5 bed unit, with 3 LDRP rooms and 2 Postpartum rooms providing care for low-risk mothers and newborns. There is also a 2-bed nursery for procedures or stabilization prior to transfer. We are fully equipped to take care of expectant families throughout their stay.
Our model of care is family centered and optimized to meet the needs of the mother and family for vaginal births and c/sections. Our facility is staffed by our team of Family Medicine Physicians, Midwives and Ob/Gyn. Mothers will be able to stay in the same part of the hospital throughout their stay.
We will work with you to tailor your birthing experience to consider your comfort as well as your personal and family needs. We will be with you every step of the way to ensure the comfort of you and your baby.
Watch our grand opening video
Our Services Include:
- Family/person- centered labor support
- Staff trained in calming techniques
- Birthing peanut balls
- Analgesia options to help alleviate pain during birth including:
- Nitrious Oxide
- IV Pain Medications
- Spanish language services
- Lactation support
- ‘Rooming in’—Keeping your newborn’s crib next to mom
- Social services
Our amenities include:
- “Deep-soaking” tub which can be utilized during the labor process
- Free and convenient parking
- New and modern rooms tailored to make both mom and baby feel comfortable
- Pull-out couches and recliners for support persons who wish to spend the night
Deliver Your Baby without leaving Chatham County
Having a baby is an exciting time, and we are excited to bring expert and compassionate care to Chatham County. Our new Maternity Care Center provides expectant parents an option to birth their baby closer to home.
The following makes you a candidate to give birth in our new maternity care center:
• A single pregnancy at birth between 36 weeks and 42 weeks pregnant
• Expectant parents who are between 18 and 40 years old
• Parents who have had vaginal births previously, who are no older than
45 years old