Motherhood Medicine


Birmingham boasts some of the best places to give birth.

Brookwood Medical Center

Every Family Grows. Even Ours. Brookwood is Expecting a Women’s Center Addition with a due dateof 2012. Brookwood Women’s Medical Center was the first hospital in Alabama to provide women and infants with access to modern healthcare in an environment exclusively designed to meet their unique needs.

The mission continues today.  The new Women’s Medical Center will provide the high quality care women have come to expect from Brookwood in a state-of-the-art facility with modern home-like amenities.

The new facility was designed exclusively for our maternity and neonatal programs with extensive input from our medical and nursing staff. Each floor has been designed to optimize the hospital experience for the patient and family.

Features: 121,000 square feet dedicated to women’s medical care; 19 labor and delivery suites; 12 high risk pregnancy suites; Four operating suites for cesarean deliveries; 29 private neonatal intensive care rooms where family and baby stay together. Larger private rooms will be available for multiples (twins, triplets & quadruplets); Two overnight “care-by-parent” rooms to ease transition from hospital to home; 42 private mother and baby suites; Two well baby nurseries; Neonatology and maternal-fetal medicine physicians available around-the-clock; Dedicated anesthesiology team exclusive to Women’s Medical Center; One-on-one nursing care in labor and delivery; Electronic health records and wireless caregiver communications to ensure integrated care; Natural child birthing amenities, including a dedicated Waterbirthing suite.

Amenities

All private patient suites provide ample sleeping space for family, panoramic views of the city, flat screen TVs, DVD players and refrigerators. Children’s playrooms. Family lounges with computer stations. Wireless Internet access. “Dining on Call” room service. Patient and family laundry facilities. Award-winning lactation center and breastfeeding support. High-end gift shop with apparel and treats for the “modern mom.” Dedicated parking.

Medical West

Medical West’s Women’s Center provides care for newborns; the laboring and post-partum patient; patients requiring antenatal testing, observation, and treatment; and post-operative patients. The Women’s Center is located on the fourth floor of the hospital.

At Medical West Women’s Center, we shower you with family-centered benefits and services to honor the high calling of parenthood and to give your baby a celebrated start: Settle into our spacious and private mother/ baby rooms, fully-equipped and designed for the entire birthing process: labor, delivery and recovery.

Our inpatient “mini-spa” treatment gift bag overflows with shampoo, conditioner, stress-relieving body lotion and more for pampering and relaxation.

A showering of baby gifts including a hat and tee-shirt.

A special celebration steak dinner and sparkling juice in champagne glasses is prepared for you and the father on the night of your baby’s birthday.

Tune into your room’s 24/7 infant care programming on the Newborn Channel covering 30 topics including breastfeeding, bathing, immunizations, adjusting to fatherhood, and car seat safety.

Friends and family can log on to our Growing Family WebNursery for online picture viewing of your new bundle of joy.

Access to lactation consultations (inpatient and outpatient) by certified specialists to help coach you and your baby on breastfeeding techniques.

A deluxe chair that reclines to a sleeper to provide dad or a family member a comfortable overnight stay.

Complimentary pre-natal courses educate, equip and prepare you to be the best parent you can be.

Please join us at Medical West Women’s Center and let our family care for yours. We make giving life the experience of a lifetime. To sign up for our complimentary pre-natal courses, or to take a tour of our Women’s Center, please call 996-WEST.

St. Vincent’s  Health System

For more than three generations, families have come to St. Vincent’s Health System to experience the miracle of birth. We are blessed to help families prepare for their new arrivals and to be a part of welcoming new babies into the world at our Birmingham and East hospitals. Throughout pregnancy, delivery, and beyond, we provide support for mom, baby, and the entire family with education and medical services. To provide you with a comfortable, family-friendly experience, we offer single-room maternity care in our spacious Birth Suites. Labor, delivery, and your postpartum stay are all within the same home-like room, eliminating the need to move. Specially equipped surgical rooms are nearby for c-sections. And, our Neonatal Intensive Care Units are available if baby needs specialized medical care.

St. Vincent’s Women’s and Children’s Center offers spacious, innovative birth suites that allow us to provide single-room maternity care. In the past, mom had to switch rooms for the postpartum phase of care; now, all care takes place in one spacious, beautifully decorated room. Features include a loveseat that folds out for dad, a family member, or a special friend to spend the night.

In addition to birth suites, the Center includes triage rooms for monitoring women who think they may be in labor, operating and recovery rooms for Cesarean sections, and a Lactation Center. Nearby is St. Vincent’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for babies who require further medical care. And plenty of convenient parking is located just beneath the building for easy access to all services.

Our services also include newborn hearing screenings. Perinatal education classes are provided by the Wellness Services.

The Family Birth Place at St. Vincent’s East offers a unique level of comfort for your birthing experience. The entire birthing event – from admission to discharge – will take place in your spacious suite, designed with many amenities to make you feel more relaxed and at-home. Each private suite features a birthing bed that converts to a regular bed and overnight accommodations for your spouse or support person. Also, siblings are allowed in the rooms at all times. Each suite includes the latest in birthing technology, which is tucked away behind doors after delivery.

Trinity Medical Center

There is no joy greater than bringing a new life into the world. At Trinity Medical Center, we strive to help make the birth of your child one of the most memorable experiences of your life by customizing our services to meet your needs.

Trinity BabyFirst is Trinity Medical Center’s program devoted to putting you and your baby first! Our nursing staff and physicians believe that having a baby can be one of the most important things you will ever do.We’re dedicated to helping make your experience the best it can be. From pre-pregnancy planning until you take your new baby home, we’re there with expert medical care, support, and information. Every child is distinctly unique. We believe every family’s experience should be, too.

Our BabyFirst web site is designed to answer many of your questions, whether you’re planning a pregnancy or already nearing your delivery date. Our Prenatal Education staff of registered nurses offers an extensive collection of classes, including courses on breastfeeding, C-sections and a refresher course for experienced parents. There’s even a sibling class for brothers- and sisters-to-be! Are you short on time? Then join our Weekend Prenatal Class where you’ll complete the seven-week course in just one weekend! Take a virtual tour of our facilities, and see for yourself the room where your baby will be born.

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