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 901-227-7123.
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.
Saturday All-Day Childbirth Class
This one day class option covers information about childbirth and the labor and delivery experience. The morning topics cover recognizing labor, when to come to the hospital, the labor and delivery process, as well as anesthesia options. The afternoon focuses on infant care, new mom care and breastfeeding. The fee for this class is $75; please call 901-226-5764 to register.
If you are interested in only attending a class on infant and new mom care, please contact us about attending only the afternoon portion of the Saturday All Day Childbirth Class. Participant spots will be limited and the fee for only the afternoon portion is $30. For more information or to register, please contact our maternity care coordinator Pam Sere at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 901-227-9873.
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 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.
Online Childbirth Class
We are pleased to offer the option of “online childbirth classes”. This program allows you to access class information on your time schedule and in the comfort of your own home. The cost of the program is $35. You will also have access to our childbirth educators through emails to answer any questions you might have, and we will also provide you with “options” for a hospital tour if you would like to do one. This online program is also offered in a variety of languages for parents that might need that option. If you need additional information or wish to purchase this program, please send an email with your request to Beautiful.Beginnings@bmhcc.org or call our Maternity Care Coordinator at 901-227-9873.