The Birth Place
The Next Best Thing to Home
When you first arrive at The Birth Place, we think you'll be delighted
by the size and homelike atmosphere of your room. And our nurses will
do everything possible to make you feel as though you are at home. However,
when it's time for your baby to be born, rest assured that we have
all of the equipment of a modern delivery room at hand.
We Offer a Home-Like Atmosphere:
- Home decor
- Soft hues of blue and mauve
- Oak parquet floors
- Comfortable furniture for visitors
- Large, private bath
The nursing staff at The Birth Place supports the mother-baby nursing concept
because we believe it best serves the family. Mother-baby nursing means
that one nurse will be taking care of you and your baby together. Therefore,
when your baby is in your room you have the reassurance that someone will
always be available to assist you in caring for the infant. Although we
still have nurses who are "specialists" in labor and in the
special care nursery, all of our nurses have been specially trained to
care for mother and baby throughout their stay.
Having Your Baby at The Birth Place
In The Birth Place, we bring the staff and equipment to you. It's called
the single room concept (LDRP), which means our nine maternity rooms are
designed and equipped for the mother to remain in the same room throughout
her stay (hence the term LDRP - labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum).
If you think the rooms look too beautiful to function as birthing rooms,
we're flattered. But we also want you to feel confident that the decor
was not selected at the expense of safety. Hidden away behind the attractive
cabinet work in your room are lights and other equipment your physician
may need during your baby's birth. The latest technology, including
the use of Epidural Anesthesia, is available to enhance your labor and
birth experience in the LDRP room.
We recognize that different families have different needs and understand
that some patients want only their immediate family to visit, while others
are more open to the number of visitors they have. We encourage you to
plan some time during your stay for rest and recovery. Constant visitors
can be very tiring for new moms and dads.
We also want you to feel that you and your baby are in a safe environment,
which is why we introduced some new visitation guidelines in late 2015.
Since that time, we have received feedback from patients that, while many
aspects of the guidelines are good, there were a couple of things we needed
In March 2017 we revised our visitation policy in two areas based on input
from patients. These guidelines should allow you to have the visitors
that you want in a safe environment.
- The number of visitors allowed has increased to 8 visitors at a time.
- Children, in addition to the siblings of the baby, are allowed to visit.
You can read our entire policy on the
visitation for The Birth Place page.
Our goal is for you to remain in the same room throughout your hospital
stay. However, if our census exceeds our LDRP room availability, at some
point after your baby's birth we may ask you to move to The Birth
Place Continued, a wing of comfortable rooms adjacent to The Birth Place.
These are slightly smaller rooms that feature the same decor, but are
not equipped for labor and birth. You will keep the same nurse.
To learn more about The Birth Place, as well as our services before, during
and after your stay at Iredell Memorial, visit our website for expectant moms,
Your Pampered Pregnancy.
We offer a variety of classes for expectant mothers and new moms, such
as childbirth preparation, breastfeeding, newborn care and infant CPR/safety.
Our childbirth preparation classes are set up according to your due date
and are not listed online, Please call our Program office at 704-878-4555
for your class dates and to register
Calendar of Events page for dates and times of other classes. You can register for those
online or call us.
Don't forget to visit Your Pampered Pregnancy on
Read the Record & Landmark article
Motherhood: It's an adventure , featuring a first time mom whose baby was born in The Birth Place and
her mom, who is a first time grandmother.