Maternity Care

Our experienced obstetricians, skilled midwives, and specially-trained nurses oversee vaginal births in each of our 15 labor-delivery recovery rooms. These rooms are private and professionally decorated. Cesarean sections are performed in one of our two operating suites, located in the Labor and Delivery department. We support mom's choice for natural or anesthesia-assisted childbirth. It is mom's choice!  And we look forward to playing Brahm's Lullaby throughout the hospital after every daytime delivery!

After your baby arrives, you will move to the Mother-Baby Unit, when you and your caregivers decide it is time. This is a modern, 42-bed area where specially-trained nurses practice family-centered nursing. We encourage "rooming-in" with your new baby. Your baby will stay in the room with you, allowing time for bonding.  With the help of the staff, you will learn to care for your baby's needs and wants.  Family bonding time is offered daily from noon until 2 p.m. to make sure your new family has quiet time together without unwanted interruptions.

Some exciting services for families:

  • Parents will receive a snack box with salty and sweet treats just in case you need a snack between meals.
  • Parents will receive complimentary beverages: all you have to do is ask your nurse.
  • Moms will no longer have to wear standard-issued hospital gowns. Moms will get to wear colorful gowns that are more sophisticated and can be worn if breastfeeding.
  • Professional Photography is available to capture the magic of your baby’s first photos.
  • Optional on-line web nursery

To ease your mind, a strong security system is in force to protect you and your baby. We deliver more than 3,000 babies every year, so pre-admission (or Storking) is encouraged for mothers. Done after the fifth month of pregnancy in the Admitting department, this provides immediate check-in when it's time for delivery.

NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE STATEMENT
West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency or sex, including discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, sex stereotyping or pregnancy in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by WTH directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which WTH arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

For further information about this policy, contact Amy Garner (731) 541-9914.