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
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 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, as well as what to expect following delivery.
For registration and course dates, call (910) 715-2275. We recommend that you call to register during your first trimester.
If you plan to breastfeed your baby, Moore Regional Hospital offers a breastfeeding education class on the first Thursday 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.
Most insurance companies will cover the charge for the class. To register or for additional information, call (910) 715-2275.
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 of each month but registration is required. To register, call (800) 213-3284.
FirstQuit for Smokers
Babies born to women who smoke are much more likely to have infections and other serious health problems. So are infants and children who breathe second-hand smoke.
If you smoke, the FirstQuit program can help you stop. It is a comprehensive program that uses the latest techniques to assist tobacco users through the process of quitting smoking, chewing and other forms of tobacco use. To learn more click here or call toll-free at (888) 534-5333.
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) 715-1835.
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 Services 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.
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. Theclasses 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 (910) 692-6129 for more information or visit www.firsthealth.org/fitness.