Birth Center

Phone Numbers

Maternity Services
(803) 791-BABY
(803) 791-2229
Obstetrics Pre-Admission – Financial Questions
(803) 791-2490
New Mother Questions
(803) 791-2220
New Baby Questions
(803) 791-2525
Special Care Nursery
(803) 791-2337
Newborn Nursery
(803) 791-2533
Midwives
(803) 936-8100
Doulas
(803) 791-2631

Midwives

Midwive-Attended Births & Well Care

Midwives

Expecting mothers and local women can opt for care from Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) — licensed medical professionals experienced in prenatal, postpartum, gynecological, childbirth and newborn care — during pregnancy and after.

Lexington Medical Center is the only Midlands hospital offering this level of care to patients. Care may be provided regardless of ability to pay.

A Certified Nurse Midwive:

  • Is a Registered Nurse (RN), nationally certified as a professional health care provider, who has met the strict requirements of the American College of Nurse Midwives as well as the Nurse Practice Act in South Carolina.
  • Works with you throughout your entire pregnancy, including labor and delivery.
  • Can provide primary care to women from adolescence through menopause.
  • Works to provide the preferred birth experience while doing what’s best to ensure a safe delivery and to maintain mom’s health.
  • Conducts prenatal screenings and advises steps for a safe, healthy pregnancy.
  • Collaborates with and refers patients to obstetricians as needed.
  • Prescribes medications including antibiotics, and hormone replacement and birth control pills.