Birthing Center

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The Birthing Center is home to approximately 700 births each year. The center features spacious, private labor, delivery and recovery rooms complete with a whirlpool bath and hotel-like accommodations. Don’t forget to visit the web nursery to view photos of our new arrivals. A login is required.

The birth of a baby is a very special time, and our expert staff shares the excitement and strives to offer patients the highest level of care in a family-centered environment. Family-centered service recognizes that each family is unique; that the family is the constant in the child’s life; and that they are the experts on the child’s abilities and needs.  

Birthing Center Offerings  

  • Expanded labor, delivery, and recovery suites with private whirlpool baths
  • Home-like postpartum rooms
  • A family focused environment
  • Board certified obstetricians/gynecologists, nurse midwife, pediatricians, family practitioners
  • Registered nurses trained in all areas of labor and mother-baby nursing
  • Board certified lactation consultant
  • Nurses certified in neonatal resuscitation and CPR
  • 24-hour epidural anesthesia available by anesthesiologists
  • Rooming-in option for newborns
  • 24-hour "warm-line" for new parents

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Childbirth Education

The Birthing Center offers a free, 6-week course for expectant mothers to help them prepare for the birth of their baby. Mothers can register by calling 336-238-4770. Topics include:

  • Introduction to childbirth
  • What to expect during labor and delivery
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Care of the newborn
  • Post-partum education
  • Breastfeeding information
  • Complete tour of the birthing center
  • Infant CPR

Sibling Classes

Preparing a young child for the arrival of a new baby brother or sister is a focus of the educational process. Special sessions are held each quarter to prepare young children for the new arrival. The sessions are held on Saturdays and include videos, refreshments and a tour of the Birthing Center.

Pre-Registration

Expectant mothers will save valuable time when arriving for the baby’s delivery if the pre-registration process is completed. This can be done any time during pregnancy. Bring the registration form and insurance information to the Admitting Office located off the Emergency Department lobby. Once in labor, patients arriving at the hospital will need to check by Admitting. Registration information will be verified, and patients are taken directly to Labor and Delivery.

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Our Doctors

Birthing Center Physician Dr. Martin Allen  Birthing Center Physician Dr. Tiffeny Carroll  

Martin A. Allen, MD

 

Tiffeny A. Carroll, MD

 

 

 Birthing Center Physician Dr. Lloyd Lohr  Birthing Center Physician Dr. Joseph Niner

Lloyd D. Lohr, MD

Joseph Niner, MD

 

 

How to Get Here

Birthing Center250 Hospital Drive
Lexington, NC 27292

New Patient Appointments:
336-716-WAKE
Contact Us:
336-248-5161

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Post Partum/Nursery Hours

  • General Public10 am to 8 pm
  • Father/Support PersonOpen Hours
  • GrandparentsOpen Hours
  • Siblings10 am to 8 pm
  • Siblings must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The only children under 12 who are allowed to visit newborns are siblings accompanied by an adult.

Visitation Policy
We ask that new mothers limit the number of visitors to assist in providing a safe and secure environment for new mothers and newborns. This is necessary for infection control and infant security. Three people are generally allowed in the labor-delivery room to support the laboring woman.