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