Women's Services

Phone Numbers

Mammogram Appointments
(803) 791-2486
Pelvic Pain & Incontinence
(803) 791-2397
Pre-Register for Childbirth
(803) 791-2560
Tour the Birth Center
(803) 791-2229
Request a Doula
(803) 791-2631
New Parent Help Line
(803) 791-2525

Your Baby's Safety

Prioritizing Your Baby's Safety

  • All infants wear security monitors.
  • The Birth Center is a controlled-access environment.
  • Our nurseries are centrally located for added protection.

"I could just feel that my son was in caring hands."

— Heather, Birth Center Patient

Advanced Infant Security

The Birth Center is a controlled-access environment. We take your infant's security very seriously.

Security Monitors

All infants wear security monitors in the Birth Center, placed on one ankle right after they are born using a strip of material, like a Band-Aid.

How they work:

These monitors are part of our sophisticated safety system that helps prevent infant misidentification and abduction.

  • Doors will lock in the hall as your baby passes by in his or her bassinet.
  • If someone tries to remove or cut the ID bracelet, the monitor triggers an alarm.
  • If your baby is in an area close to an open exit door or elevator, the monitor triggers an alarm.
  • If an alarm sounds, a nurse will immediately come to make sure your baby is safe.

Keeping Your Baby Safe

Identifying Hospital Staff

Do not give your baby to anyone unless you know them or they are wearing their distinctive purple-striped hospital picture ID badge.

Transporting Your Baby

The only people allowed to transport babies within the Birth Center are hospital staff, the mother and one additional support person. Please transport your baby in the hallway using your bassinet. Do not carry your baby in your arms while in the hallway.

Nursery Access

Only individuals with ID bracelets are allowed in the nursery, which is locked at all times.

Do Not Leave Your Baby Unattended

If your baby is in the room with you and you need to use the restroom, place your baby in the bassinet next to the bathroom door and leave the door open a little.

Where to Place Your Bassinet

Keep your baby's bassinet on the side of the bed farthest from the door.