They say the best things in life come in small packages, and the Birth Place at Duke Regional Hospital has been helping to deliver them for 35 years.
At Duke Regional Hospital, we deliver more than 2,000 babies each year, but when you are here you and your baby are our top priority.
Our experienced health care team is ready to pamper mom and baby with the exceptional care and special touches only found at a community hospital that is part of a world-class health system.
Our comfortable delivery suites allow you to deliver your baby in a cozy, home-like atmosphere. Medical equipment remains neatly tucked away behind wood paneling and furniture until it is needed. Four of the eight birthing suites have whirlpool bathtubs for hydrotherapy relaxation during labor.
Additional non-medical amenities for low-intervention delivery include birthing balls, ambulatory fetal monitoring system, a pushing bar, and other individualized options to promote your comfort during labor.
The Birth Place team prides itself on working with you to give you the birth experience you desire. Our labor and delivery nurses are some of the most experienced in the region -- many have worked at Duke Regional for more than 10 years.
Babies room in with mom on our mother/baby unit.
The Birth Place offers:
- Eight labor and delivery suites, four with whirlpool tubs
- Two dedicated operating rooms for C-sections within the labor and delivery unit
- Hospital-based anesthesia team available 24 hours a day
- 36 private postpartum rooms
- Lightweight cordless fetal and maternal monitors provide mothers and the care team with greater freedom of movement during labor and more flexibility in choice of birthing positions
- Strict infant security system
- Tours for expectant parents and other family members
- Prepared child birth, parenting, infant/child CPR, and breast feeding classes through Birth and Baby Education
Want to know what it's like to have your baby at Duke Regional Hospital? Take a virtual tour.
Special Care Nursery
Should your baby arrive a little ahead of schedule or need a little more medical attention following birth, The Birth Place has an 18-bed level II special care nursery.
This nursery provides care for at-risk, acutely ill, and convalescing infants as early as 32 weeks of gestation. Your baby will receive individualized care to promote growth from our experienced team of Duke neonatologists and Duke Regional Hospital nursing staff.
Infants born earlier than 32 weeks of gestation requiring surgery or sub-specialty medical care are stabilized and transported to a level III neonatal intensive care unit, usually at Duke Children's Hospital.
The special care nursery not only cares for premature infants, but also full-term babies who need extra help.
Guided tours of the labor and delivery unit are offered at Duke Regional Hospital every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. To register, call 919-416-DUKE (919-416-3853) or register online.
Children and other family members are welcome. Please arrive a few minutes before 7:00 p.m. A photo ID is required for all adults touring the unit.
For more information, or if you have questions about The Birth Place, call 919-403-4DRH (919-403-4374).