Birthing

The goal of Morehead Memorial Hospital’s Birthing Center is to provide a safe, caring, educational environment for the mother during labor and delivery and for the mother and child together during the recovery and postpartum period.

When the expectant mother is admitted to The Birthing Center, she goes directly to one of eight beautifully decorated labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) rooms. These rooms are tastefully furnished and have the feeling of home. For the comfort of family and visitors, each room has a rocker/recliner, a dinner table with matching chairs, an oak armoire with remote control color television, and a stereo with cassette tape player and compact disc player. Each room has a private bath with a shower massage and built-in sitz bath.

Birthing beds feature the latest innovations in technology and comfort with the benefit of emergency equipment which is hidden from view behind oak panels on the wall, easily accessible if needed. Mothers have a fetal monitor used during labor and an infant care warmer used during deliveries.