Duke Birthing Center
We provide compassionate, family-centered care to mothers, newborns and their families throughout pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period. Our skilled staff is dedicated to ensuring your personalized birth experience takes place in a safe, comfortable environment that is tailored to the needs of you and your baby.
We deliver more than 3,000 babies annually, and handle all childbirth experiences, from normal deliveries and C-sections to high-risk pregnancies. Our board-certified maternal-fetal medicine specialists, obstetric-trained anesthesiologists and nursing staff are available 24-hours per day, 7 days per week. This maximizes your comfort, and is a necessity if complications arise.
Your obstetric team may also include one of our certified nurse midwives. They are experts in normal labor and birth, and support you, your baby, and your family in the postpartum period. After your delivery, lactation consultants and trained nurses can assist you with infant feedings and nutrition. Our clinical social workers specialize in postpartum depression, and are available to help you and your family locate community resources, and adapt to the many changes that accompany the arrival of a newborn.
To maximize your comfort, safety and the well being of your child, we offer:
- 3 operative delivery rooms
- 2 recovery beds and 6 obstetric triage beds
- 20 Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Postpartum (LDRP)) rooms. These rooms include whirlpool tubes, TV/DVDs, daybeds and telephones.
- 16 mother/baby rooms with private showers, recliners, and TV/DVDs
- Strict infant security system
- The support to keep your baby with you at all times
Duke Birthing Center is adjacent to our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which is staffed by experienced neonatologists and nurses. They are expertly equipped to care for high-risk and critically ill infants, including those born earlier than 34 weeks gestation and those requiring surgery or subspecialty medical care.
Learn more about the Duke Birthing Center by booking a tour, or watching this brief video.