The Maternity Center at Carolinas HealthCare System University offers comprehensive maternity services in state-of-the-art facilities and a Level III Special Care Neonatal Nursery with full-time neonatology staffing.
Recognized by JD Power and Associates for “Outstanding Patient Experience,” our maternity center has expanded into advanced facilities where you will find the latest innovations in safety, technology and family-friendly conveniences. From the layout of the center to the philosophy of the maternity staff, everything is geared to establishing and supporting close family units.
Labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum all take place in one thoughtfully designed suite. These private, spacious suites are built around the needs of your family. The Maternity Center at Carolinas HealthCare System University offers family-centered care, allowing mothers and babies to remain in the same room throughout their stay.
Each suite has a TV/DVD and CD player to help you relax or pass the time, a rocking chair and large, private bathroom. We have included a daybed for dad or a guest and an internet connection so you can see and share those first precious moments.
Our staff provides a warm, supportive atmosphere in which you and your family can gently bond and learn to care for your new baby. While your baby may stay with you the entire time, our caring and experienced nursing staff will be close by to answer your questions and give you the support and help you need.
For premature infants or newborns needing special care immediately after birth, we offer a Level III Neonatal Care Unit (NCU). Our NCU staff includes neonatologists, registered nurses and neonatal nurse practitioners who offer the latest technology in a warm and supportive environment.
Our NCU can provide extra assistance for babies born as early as 28 weeks. Should even more specialized care be required, transport to the Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery at Carolinas Medical Center is available. This nursery, which is the largest in the Carolinas, treats newborns who arrive critically ill and require the attention of a pediatric specialist or surgeon.
Our infant security system delivers a high level of safety, continuously monitoring your baby's location throughout your stay. Security is further enhanced by restricted access into the department, including the nursery, closed-circuit TV cameras strategically placed throughout the facility, and patient and family education.
Our caring, experienced lactation consultants will help breastfeeding mothers get off to a good start, providing the support, education and encouragement needed to ensure a healthy baby and a happy mom. We also offer outpatient lactation appointments and breast pump rental services for your convenience. For mothers wishing to nourish their babies in this most natural way, we are committed to your success.
We sincerely want you to have a wonderful birth experience. To that end, we invite you to become more familiar with our facilities and services by taking a tour and talking with our staff. To register for a class, arrange a tour or find a physician, call 704-863-5858.
Carolinas HealthCare System University offers a variety of support groups and education for you and your family including breastfeeding basics, boot camp for new dads, infant safety and taking care of baby. See our list of classes and events.
Carolinas HealthCare System University is one of eight hospitals in North Carolina participating in public umbilical cord blood collection and the only hospital in the greater Charlotte metro area to provide this service at delivery. More than 30,000 transplants have been performed worldwide for children and adults using cord blood.
Interested in donating? Let your doctor or nurse know as soon as possible that you are interested in donating. Chances are good that you will be able to donate if you are healthy and delivering one baby. Blood will be collected and sent overnight to Carolinas Cord Blood Bank at Duke University Medical Center. For more information, please call 704-863-5858.