Maternity Programs at Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women

Beautiful Beginnings

Baptist has been delivering babies for a century, and we've developed a unique program to make your experience an easy and memorable one, so you can focus on your new baby and family when that special time comes. 

Start with our Beautiful Beginnings program by meeting with us sometime between the 15th and 20th week of your pregnancy. By calling 901-227-9873, you can schedule a tour of our facility, complete your pre-admission paperwork and meet our nurses and maternity coordinators. Our highly skilled nurses and maternity coordinators work to ensure your questions and/or concerns are addressed anytime throughout your pregnancy.

Learn more about the Beautiful Beginnings program.

To register for any of our Beautiful Beginnings classes and support groups, call 901-226-5764.

The Region's High Risk Delivery Referral Center

24-hour maternity ambulance entrance

23 labor and delivery suites

9 obstetrical assessment beds in our maternity emergency triage

40 newborn intensive care unit  (NICU) beds with 2 sleep-rooms for parents

OB/GYN physician in house 24/7

Neonatologist in house 24/7

Mother/Baby Unit

The 48-bed Mother/Baby unit provides a safe, family-centered environment with plenty of room for new moms and families to stay together. We also have a security system in place that alerts hospital staff when anything unusual occurs.


Certified lactation consultants assist new moms with their breastfeeding questions through one-on-one consultation sessions or Baptist’s Breastfeeding Resource Center. For more information, call 901-227-9620.

Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

At the NICU, we treat babies who are born premature or have complications, such as heart defects or underdeveloped lungs. More than 10% of all babies born at the Women's Hospital are cared for in the NICU. The dedicated staff of nurses, neonatologists and pediatric sub-specialist are passionate about the quality, education and development of every baby. The continuing care unit provides parents with additional training before their babies go home.

Many parents with babies here cannot afford the highly specialized care, so contributions are especially important for this unit. For more information about how you can contribute to the NICU, contact the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation at 901-227-7121.

Birthing and Parenting Classes

Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women offers classes, services and resources to help make every new beginning beautiful. Including, sessions especially for expectant moms, dads, siblings, and grandparents. Special programs on natural childbirth, breastfeeding and postpartum depression are also available. Call 901-227-9873 for more information.