The Birth Place at Duke Regional Hospital
Duke Regional Hospital provides a personalized birth experience in a safe, comfortable environment. Our staff delivers more than 2,000 babies each year. We consider it our job to work closely with you to make sure you have the birth experience you choose.
As a community hospital, we offer both high tech and low tech care. Because we work primarily with women who expect to have routine deliveries, we offer you the opportunity to have a birthing experience with fewer interventions and procedures and more non-medical amenities. We want to help you be as comfortable as possible during your labor.
Once your baby arrives, we help you start that bonding process right away by having you room-in with your baby. If your baby needs special care, your baby may stay in our special care nursery, where our expert neonatologists care for preterm babies as well as full-term babies who need extra help. If you or your baby experiences complications, our relationship with Duke University Hospital gives you immediate access to the sophisticated care you or your baby may need.
During the postpartum process, you’ll recover in one of our private postpartum rooms, learn to breastfeed from our lactation consultants, and work with our experienced nurse practitioners to begin your transition home with your new baby. You’ll find more details about each stage of your labor, delivery and postpartum recovery below.
Our labor and delivery suite offers the following features to maximize your comfort, safety and the wellbeing of your child:
- 2 dedicated operative delivery rooms
- 1 recovery beds and 5 obstetric triage beds
- 8 Labor, Delivery, Recovery, (LDR rooms).
- 30 mother/baby rooms with showers, recliners, and TV/DVDs