Private Birthing Suites
Your birthing experience at Cumberland Medical Center begins with the warm and welcoming environment of our Labor and Delivery Unit. While you're in labor, our specially trained nurses will help make you comfortable while monitoring your progress and communicating closely with the physician.
Our state-of-the-art maternity suites provide everything doctors, nurses and other maternal specialists need to provide you with excellent care. Experienced labor and delivery staff utilize advanced medical technology, and are well-equipped to manage C-section (cesarean) births and other surgical procedures. Each suite is a private full labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum room. Each room is provided with a private bathroom and shower, a window to provide natural light, a private phone line, a television, a rocking chair as well as comfortable sleeping accommodations for your support person.
Many women find their birthing experience is more comfortable when they have someone close to them by their side. A support person may accompany you through your delivery. Your support person may also accompany you if a cesarean birth is necessary.
Families usually spend up to two hours in the Labor and Delivery suite after the birth of their baby. This is a time for you to bond with your baby and rest following your delivery. Grandparents may visit at this time. We make every effort to keep you and your baby together after delivery, even if a cesarean birth is required.
Childbirth Education Classes
Cumberland Medical Center offers childbirth education classes to prepare mothers and families before and after the birth of a child. Topics covered are:
- Nutrition, Diet and Weight Gain
- Labor and Birth
- Signs of Labor
- Breathing and Relaxation
- Infant Care: Bathing, Grooming and Diapering
- Breast and Bottle Feeding
Classes are free. Enrollment is limited, and registration is required for all classes. To register or to learn more call (931) 459-7263.
About Our Team
Our OB/GYN hospital team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and a bilingual (Spanish) staff of medical assistance representatives and financial counselors. Interpretation services are available onsite.
Newborn Celebration Meal
A Celebration Meal is offered to new parents after the birth of their baby. Before the baby and mother are discharged from the hospital, the proud parents are given a choice of bacon wrapped filet mignon, baked lobster tail or chicken cordon blue complete with sides and condiments. The tray arrives to the mother's room on a cart draped in white linen with linen napkins, flowers and a congratulatory cake and sparkling grape juice served in champagne glasses.