The Birthplace at Prisma Health Baptist Hospital

Welcoming new moms and babies

The Birthplace at Prisma Health Baptist Hospital serves pregnant women, new mothers and their babies with compassionate care and advanced technology to provide for their educational, spiritual and emotional needs. We promote a family-centered environment where each member of the family feels important and strive to exceed our patient's expectations and offer an exceptional birth experience.


Contact us

Prisma Health Baptist Hospital Women's Services
Taylor at Marion St.
Columbia, SC 29220

Phone: 803-296-2578
 


Prisma Health Baptist Hospital Women's and Neonatal Services has five distinct units to care for mothers and their babies:
  • The Birthplace includes labor, delivery, a surgical suite, a high-risk obstetrics unit and a recovery unit. Spacious, private birthing rooms feature birthing beds where mothers labor and deliver their babies.
  • The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is designed to care for the special needs of infants of all gestational ages using the latest technology, including ventilators and specialized monitors.
  • The Family Place provides care to patients before and after childbirth, as well as female surgery patients.
  • We also have beautifully decorated couplet-care rooms that emphasize the special needs of a new mother. The Nesting Place provides mother/baby couplet care, allowing mother and baby to stay in the same room. One nurse cares for mother and baby.
  • High Risk is a unit compromised of triage, observation, and inpatient high risk perinatal room. This area is designed to safely care for the obstetrical triage patient outside of an emergency department. This area cares for sick mothers with obstetric complaints and assists mothers who are in labor prematurely or are sick.  
We’re a designated a Baby-Friendly hospital

Prisma Health Baptist Hospital is designated as a Baby-Friendly hospital, which means we promote breastfeeding through rooming-in, encouragement of skin-to-skin contact, and lactation support. Our internationally board-certified lactation experts can provide the encouragement and support you need to learn to breast-feed successfully, and our childbirth educators will answer any questions you have about caring for your little one once you return home.

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Lactation Services 

Breastfeeding your baby is very important. Studies have shown that a breastfed baby has a shorter hospital stay, less risk of infections, decreased IV nutrition and improved feeding tolerance. Prisma Health provides inpatient care for all nursing mothers throughout Women's and Neonatal Services. The program also includes outpatient lactation services follow-up appointments for intervention and support of nursing mothers by an internationally board-certified lactation consultant. In addition, we provide a breastfeeding help phone line with 24-hour voicemail service to breastfeeding moms with questions or problems.

Neonatal ICU

Some babies are born prematurely or need special care due to respiratory difficulties, infections, birth defects or other illnesses. Prisma Health Baptist Hospital has a Level III Neonatal Intensive care Unit (NICU) to care for these critically ill babies. Our caring and compassionate medical professionals at NICU will nurture your baby and provide the best treatment options, information, and support for your family. Our NICU features:

  • Private rooms with sleeper sofas so parents can stay in the room with their baby.
  • Caring teams led by a neonatologist, a pediatrician who has completed advanced training in caring for sick or premature infants who require complex medical attention.
  • Specially trained staff backed by the most advanced technology.
  • Lactation consultants to assist moms in their desire to provide breastmilk for their preterm or critically ill baby.
  • A weekly support group for parents of NICU babies to help them through this difficult time.

When the medical team tells you it’s safe, you may choose to use "Kangaroo Care" as part of your bonding process. Kangaroo Care is skin-to-skin contact, with your baby placed right against your chest. Clinical research suggests that recovery time is shortened with Kangaroo Care and babies are able to leave the hospital sooner.

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