The Family Birth Center

At Cape Fear Valley, we deliver more than 4,000 babies each year. Our vast experience, spanning more than four decades, enables us to provide a full range of maternity services, from natural childbirth to high-risk obstetrics.

Cape Fear Valley Family Birth Center consists of 15 LDR (Labor, Delivery, Recovery) rooms, to provide single-room service for labor, delivery and initial recovery. Afterwards, new moms and their infants receive quality follow-up care in our Family Centered Care Unit, where one nurse cares for mother and child. Mothers are allowed to "room in" with their newborns virtually 24 hours a day if they wish.

Should problems arise, it's comforting to know that Cape Fear Valley provides a 44-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This is a Level III unit, the highest level possible and Cape Fear Region's only Level III NICU. It consists of 21 intensive-care beds, plus a 23-bed Intermediate Care Unit right next door. Medical supervision is provided by four physicians who are all board-certified in neonatology.

And isn't it nice to know Cape Fear Valley is looking out for you at home, too? Cape Fear Valley's Family Birth Center offers International Board Certified Lactation Consultants available on an outpatient basis. Our Lactation Consultants are available seven days a week by appointment. For an appointment, call 615-7850.