We are proud to be one of 10 hospitals state-wide to be awarded as “BEST for Babies” by the Tennessee Hospital Association and Tennessee Department of Health. Nearly 700 babies are born annually in our hospital’s private 12-bed maternity suite. OB-GYNs on the medical staff who deliver newborns at CMC include Brad Leath, MD; Christine Pham, MD; and William Smith, MD.
Private Birthing Suites
Our Cumberland Medical Center maternity suites provide family’s with a warm and welcoming environment. While you’re in labor, our nurses will help will help comfort you by monitoring your progress and communicating closely with the physician.
Our new 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, television and 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, Diapering, and Sleeping
- Breast and Bottle Feeding
Classes are free. Enrollment is limited, and registration is required for all classes. To register or to learn more, call 931-484-9511.
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 grilled flank steak, smoky mountain bbq, 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 and a congratulatory cake and sparkling grape juice.
Ensure your baby’s safety by practicing safe sleeping habits. Tennessee Department of Health encourages helpful tips on keeping your newborn safe while sleeping because it is a vital measure in preventing infant-related deaths. In 2020, Tennessee had 495 babies die before reaching their first birthday. Of this, 25 percent of these deaths were due to sleep-related causes.
Resources on Safe Sleep: