Select Women's & Children's Service
Designed to serve the unique medical needs of both mothers and babies, the Birthing Center combines the latest medical technology with the compassionate care of highly trained physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other staff to assure that every patient care experience is a comfortable and secure one.
Take a virtual tour of our Birthing Center.
To pre-register for your upcoming delivery and receive your pre-registration card, call (910) 715-1139.
Time for Baby - Where to Go?
Moore Regional Hospital
- Between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m., patients should park in the parking garage and enter the hospital through the Cancer Center entrance. Take the purple elevators up to the second floor and follow the signs to Labor and Delivery Registration. If you are in any distress, enter through the Emergency Department and stop at the front desk for assistance, and they will provide you an escort to Labor and Delivery.
- Between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., patients must enter through the Emergency Department, take the purple elevators up to the second floor and follow the signs to Labor and Delivery Registration. If you are in any distress, stop at the Emergency Department front desk for assistance, and they will provide you an escort to Labor and Delivery.
- If entering through the Emergency Department, you may park your car in the Emergency Department visitor’s lot. If you are admitted to the hospital, your car will need to be moved to the main visitor’s parking lot.
What to take to the Hospital?
The following is a list of suggested items to bring with you to the hospital when you deliver.
- Personal toiletries (brush, comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, makeup, hair dryer, hairspray, etc.)
- Underpants (maternity)
- Nursing/support bra
- Robe and slippers
- Going-home clothes (these should be maternity clothes)
- Pacifier, if desired
- Going home outfit (including socks/booties)
- Car seat
- Nail Clippers
- Mittens for hands
Programs and Classes
Prepared Childbirth Series
Moore Regional Hospital hosts a Prepared Childbirth Series from January to November. The six-week course is held in the evening from 7 to 9:15 p.m. The goal of the series is to provide specific information about the latter stages of pregnancy, labor and delivery, a tour of the Women and Children's center, Infant CPR and Choking, car seat safety, as well as what to expect following delivery.
This class is $80 per couple. For registration and course dates, call (910) 715-2275. We recommend that you call to register during your first trimester.
One-Day Prepared Childbirth Class
Moore Regional Hospital hosts a Prepared Childbirth one-day class from January to November. The class is held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The goal of the class is to provide specific information about the latter stages of pregnancy, labor and delivery, a tour of the Women and Children's center, as well as what to expect following delivery. This consolidated one-day class will not cover infant CPR or car seat safety.
This class is $60 per couple. For registration and course dates, call (910) 715-2275. We recommend that you call to register during your first trimester.
Women and Children's Center Tour
Moore Regional Hospital offers a free tour of the Women and Children's Center. This tour is recommended for parents-to-be during their second or third trimester.
This tour is free and offered the second Monday and the third Saturday of each month, but registration is required. To register, call (800) 213-3284.
Becoming a sibling for the first time is a special moment, and we have a class designed just for the big brother or big sister in your family. This class teaches children ages 3 to 8 years what it's like to have a new baby in the home, what babies eat, how they communicate and much more. A brief tour is included. Each child will receive an award certificate.
This class is $5 per sibling and is offered the third Saturday every other month. For registration and class dates, call (800) 213-3284.
Infant Care Class
This in-depth, interactive class teaches best practices for baby care and safety. A registered nurse will demonstrate basic infant care techniques, including diapering, swaddling, bathing, nail care and feeding. We will also discuss typical newborn behaviors, such as crying, sleeping and feeding patterns.
This class is $25 per couple and is offered the third Saturday every other month. For registration and class dates, call (800) 213-3284.
Breastfeeding Education Class
If you plan to breastfeed your baby, Moore Regional Hospital offers a breastfeeding education class on the first Thursday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. and the third Thursday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. Participation is highly recommended.
Expectant parents will learn the benefits of breastfeeding, positions to use while breastfeeding, feeding patterns, pumping and introduction of bottles. Breast pumps and other equipment that may be helpful to your breastfeeding routine will be shown.
This class is $55. Most insurance companies will cover the charge for the class. To register, call (910) 715-2778 or (866) 415-2778 toll-free. Call (910)715-2068 for more information.
Breastfeeding Resource Center
Certified lactation consultants who can educate and encourage new mothers, answer their questions and help solve breastfeeding difficulties staff the Breastfeeding Resource Center at Moore Regional Hospital. The lactation consultants also are available by
appointment to provide breastfeeding information and advice to women before and after giving birth. Call (910) 715-2068 for more information.
For patients whose pregnancies are considered high-risk, the FirstHealth UNC Maternal-Fetal Medicine program at Moore Regional Hospital offers obstetrical care for women with pregnancies that are complicated by maternal disease, such as diabetes or hypertension, or any problem with the fetus, such as congenital abnormalities.
Massage & Fitness for Mom & Baby
FirstHealth Fitness–Pinehurst offers a pregnancy massage for when your body needs extra care and nurturing. A special pillow is used during the massage to accommodate the needs of our moms-to-be. (Prenatal massage is not offered during the first trimester.)
Workshops are also available to teach parents how to massage their infants. Massage is soothing and relaxing for both baby and parent, and it is a good way to promote bonding.
For Moms ready to get back in shape and stay healthy, start with Exercise is Medicine and then transition to small group or personal training. Learn more at www.firsthealth.org/eim or call (910) 715-1800.
FirstHealth Fitness-Southern Pines offers swim classes for infants and toddlers (age 6 months to 3 years) and their parents. The classes help children feel comfortable in the water and teach parents how to work with their children in the water. Parents don’t have to be members of the center to take part in the massage or swim classes. Call Call (910) 715-1841 for more information or visit www. firsthealth.org/fitness or www.firsthealth.org/swim
A registered dietitian at FirstHealth Fitness is available for one-on-one consultations for all women who are pregnant, thinking of becoming pregnant, or are in the post-partum period. The dietitian can help with:
- Meeting nutrition needs during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding
- Maintaining a healthy weight range during pregnancy
- Managing side effects such as nausea, heartburn or constipation
- Losing weight after pregnancy
- Other special nutritional needs or concerns
For more information, please call (910) 715-2674
While the birth of a child is one of life’s most joyous events, it is not uncommon for new mothers to experience depression. Postpartum depression can be serious, even debilitating. It can rob a new mother of the ability to enjoy her life and her baby.
FirstHealth Behavioral Health offers counseling and medical care to help women overcome postpartum depression. For more information, call (910) 715-3370 or toll-free at (866) 804-7870.