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

Post-Delivery

Taking Your Newborn Home

An important part of our job is to prepare your family to return home as quickly and safely as possible. With a thumbs-up from your medical team — your doctor or midwife, and baby’s pediatrician — you can begin life as a family in the comfort of your home.

Hospital Release Process

Before you leave the hospital, nursing staff will share any discharge or follow-up instructions with you. You will be asked to sign the discharge instruction sheet and we’ll provide you with a copy you can use for reference.

Back at Home

Adjusting to parenthood isn’t a cakewalk. We have helpful home services that can smooth some of the turbulence out of what can be a bumpy ride.

Lactation Assistance

All mothers delivering at Lexington Medical Center are visited by a board-certified lactation consultant free of charge. Our lactation consultants provide follow-up care for breastfeeding mothers and are available for consultations after mother and baby return home.

Doulas

Postpartum doulas can provide new mothers with breastfeeding support and advice, newborn care and assistance with household duties, often in the first days and weeks after the family goes home. Doula care is scheduled in four hour increments and requires a small fee.

Establishing Paternity

The South Carolina Parenting Opportunity Program provides important information for unmarried parents. To learn more about establishing paternity visit
www.state.sc.us/dss/csed/patest.htm or www.facebook.com/SCPOP
Toll free: (866) 914-8786
Direct: (803) 898-8188