Maternal Child Health Services
The focus of our Women's Health Care Program is to provide for the care and education of women in our community throughout their life span. Our services include care before and after all gynecological surgeries. The program also includes diagnostic testing, health care screening, family education, and management of all health care issues concerning women. Our staff is trained to provide for the unique needs of women and their families. Providing education for women about women's health is a priority for the unit.
Brady Birthing Center
The Maternal Child Health Department offers a wide range of obstetrical services. We care for mothers during every phase of their pregnancy and following delivery. Prenatal services include childbirth education classes, breastfeeding classes and ultrasonography. We offer four birthing suites with a home-like environment where you can labor and deliver in a room that allows the birth of your child to be a special and memorable event.
We have five postpartum rooms that are decorated with the same home-like environment to reduce stress and promote mother/infant bonding. For the Dads we provide a comfortable recliner to promote rooming in.
For our military families we support and provide assistance with Freedom calls to allow Dad to be involved with the birth of his child.
We offer a Breastfeeding Support Program in which a Breastfeeding Educator/RN will make initial contact in the hospital and will continue to offer support and assistance with breastfeeding after discharge. We are the only hospital in eastern North Carolina that offers continued support and assistance with breastfeeding after discharge.
For more information on our childbirth and breastfeeding classes call 252-342-0394.
New Born and Intermediate Nursery
Our nursery features a wide variety of services including newborn assessment and care, and specialized care services for newborn stabilization.
Special care services are available for babies who need a little extra help following birth. Services include cardiac monitoring, respiratory and oxygen therapy, and nutritional support to provide for your infant's continuing growth and development. Families are provided with education prior to discharge and are encouraged to be involved in all aspects of their baby's care.