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Birthing Services

At Midtown Medical Center, every element of the delivery experience is carefully planned for the mother’s comfort, convenience and safety, from pre-natal classes to breastfeeding and parenting support. These pregnancy and childbirth services include a variety of services and amenities:

  • Experienced nursing staff
  • Supportive childbirth experience
  • Family-centered maternity care
  • Soothing and comfortable environment
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center for diagnostic and perinatology services
  • Inpatient breastfeeding consultations
  • Outpatient breastfeeding support and supplies at Lactation Center and Boutique
  • Prenatal and parenting classes
  • Tours
  • Support Groups
  • Birthing suite choices

Midtown Medical Center offers a family-centered approach to childbirth in a comfortable setting. Our services extend to special needs and high-risk deliveries as well. Midtown Medical Center currently serves as one of only six regional perinatal centers in Georgia, providing critical care to infants from 21 counties in southwest Georgia and Lee and Russell counties in Alabama.

Birthing Suites at Midtown Medical Center

The Labor Delivery Recovery (LDR) birthing suites allow the mother, support person and baby to stay together in a warm environment throughout labor, delivery and recovery before transferring to another room for family-centered care. The high-risk nursery for critically ill infants is located on the same floor as the labor and delivery department.

Advanced Care at Midtown Medical Center

Midtown Medical Center offers advanced levels of perinatal care. When seconds matter and unforeseen issues arise, the Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Midtown Medical Center provides sub-specialty care under guidelines as a Level III Perinatal Service. 

Levels of Care in the Community
 
Level III (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)
Level III care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Midtown Medical Center provides intensive care for critically ill newborn babies, extremely    premature newborns, newborns who are facing congenital issues and newborns requiring surgical intervention.

Level III Capabilities*

  • Sustained life support
  • Comprehensive care for infants born before 32 weeks of gestation and weigh less than 1,500 grams, as well as infants born at all
    gestational ages and birth weights with critical illness
  • Prompt and readily available access to a range of pediatric medical sub-specialists, pediatric surgical specialists and pediatric anesthesiologists
  • Full range of respiratory support, which may include conventional ventilation and / or high-frequency ventilation and inhaled nitric oxide
  • Advanced imaging, with interpretation on an urgent basis, including Computed Tomography (CT) scans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Echocardiography

 

Level II (Special Care Nursery)
Level II care in the Special Care Nursery at Midtown Medical Center provides the facilities, technology and medical and support staff to care for certain high-risk pregnancies and moderately ill newborns who may be recovering from a serious illness. 

Level II Capabilities*

  • Care for infants born at 32 weeks of gestation or later and weigh 1,500 grams or more. infants with physiologic immaturity or who are moderately ill with problems expected to resolve rapidly and are not anticipated to need sub-specialty services on an urgent basis
  • Care for infants convalescing after intensive care
  • Mechanical ventilation for brief duration (less than 24 hours) or continuous positive airway pressure or both
  • Stabilization of infants born before 32 weeks of gestation and weigh less than 1,500 grams until transfer to a neonatal intensive care facility, like the NICU at Midtown Medical Center 

Level I (Well Newborn Nursery)

Level I care is the minimum requirement for any facility that provides inpatient maternity care.

Level I Capabilities*

  • Neonatal resuscitation at every delivery
  • Evaluate and provide postnatal care to stable newborn infants
  • Stabilize care for infants born at 35-37 weeks of gestation who remain physiologically stable
  • Stabilize newborn infants who are ill and those born before 35 weeks of gestation until transfer to a higher level of care, such as the Special Care Nurseries at Midtown Medical Center 

*Adapted from Guidelines for Perinatal Care, 2012, American Academy of Pediatrics and The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

For more information, contact:

Midtown Medical Center 
710 Center Street
Columbus, GA 31901
(706) 571-1000

Maternal - Fetal Medicine Center
2000 10th Avenue, Suite 100
Columbus, GA 31901
(706) 571-1285

Lactation Center and Boutique
500 18th Street, Suite B-30
Columbus, GA 31901
(706) 321-3765