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Anderson Regional Birth Center

The birth of a baby is one of the most amazing events in life, and our goal is to help make your experience special and memorable from the moment you arrive. We want our moms to feel comfortable, confident, safe and informed as you welcome your new baby into the world.

Feeling Comfortable

woman holding and kissing her babyOur private labor, delivery and recovery rooms provide a calm and comforting environment for your delivery. After your baby is born, you’ll move to a private mother-baby room. Specialized nurses will care for you and your baby, answer any questions, provide education and connect you with any needed resources.

Feeling Confident About Your Care

We aim to meet your birth plan expectations and encourage you to communicate your desires with our staff. From traditional labor and delivery to natural childbirth and cesarean section, Anderson’s highly trained OB-GYN physicians, midwives, nurses and support staff are ready to share in the delivery of your miracle.

Feeling Confident About Your Baby’s Care

Our fully staffed Well-Baby Nursery provides care for your healthy newborn. Every newborn is fully evaluated daily by our team of Neonatologists, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners and Neonatal Nurses. If any unexpected complications occur, our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has the staff and equipment needed to provide the best care your baby needs.

Feeling Safe

baby laying against a woman's chestAnderson Regional Birth Center offers a safe, nurturing environment for your maternity stay. We take the security of our smallest patients very seriously. Our Nursery Unit is a locked unit where only designated personnel can gain access using ID swipe cards.

Feeling Informed

The childbirth education program at Anderson Regional Birth Center is designed to prepare you and your family for the birth and parenting of your baby. The classes offered by the Birth Center are complimentary to those planning to deliver their baby at Anderson. Please schedule your classes with our experienced team of maternal/newborn educators and nurses by calling 601.553.6123. Each class lasts approximately two hours. One session will include a tour of the labor, delivery and recovery suites, the newborn nursery and postpartum rooms.

Visiting Hours and Policies

Please refer to the Visitor Guidelines for current guidelines.

Skin-to-Skin Contact

At Anderson Regional Birth Center, we encourage and support skin-to-skin contact— it is the best beginning for both you and your baby.

Research shows that skin-to-skin contact immediately after birth and in the newborn period is very beneficial for both mom and baby. Some of these advantages include:

  • Helps baby learn to regulate temperature
  • Helps baby stabilize breathing and heart rate
  • Helps baby control blood sugar
  • Promotes early breastfeeding and helps with the overall success of breastfeeding
  • Provides the best transition to life outside of mom
  • Promotes early bonding between mom and baby
  • Has a calming effect and decreases crying and fussiness

At birth — if conditions allow — your baby will be placed directly on your chest immediately after delivery. We will place a blanket and/or towel over the baby to keep the baby warm as you enjoy your first precious moments together. Skin-to-skin contact is recommended for at least one hour after birth.

Depending on the condition of the mother and/or baby at the time of birth, skin-to skin contact may not be possible. However, skin-to-skin contact is beneficial at any time during the early newborn period, even after you leave the hospital.


Please check in at the Admissions Desk near the Emergency Waiting Area when you arrive at the hospital.

Be sure to bring the following items with you:

  • Your ID and that of your spouse or significant other if he will be added to the birth certificate.
  • Your labor bag including your baby’s clothing
  • A list of your daily medications dosages — do not bring your medications with you
  • Glasses, toiletries (shampoo, toothbrush, etc.), robe, slippers
  • Insurance information, emergency telephone number
  • A copy of your advance directives
  • Infant car seat — You must have a car seat installed in your vehicle when you leave the hospital.


Anderson Regional Birth Center

Rooming In

Robin Butler, RN, explain how rooming in helps establish a strong bond between mama and baby after birth.

Skin-to-Skin is Best for Baby

Judy Guasco, RN, explains how skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby can have great benefits after birth.

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