Welcoming your new bundle of joy is a special moment that families will always cherish and remember. One of our goals is to make it easy for family members to be a part of that special time. We strive to make the birthing experience positive for everyone, while providing a comfortable environment for your family. Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett is also proud to be the first hospital designated as "Baby-Friendly" in the Memphis area.

Watch our video and see what one mom had to say about delivering her child at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett.

Our Women’s Center is designed for comfort and convenience, with family-friendly visitation hours, comfortable mother-baby suites and a staff of professionals dedicated to making mom, baby and family feel truly special. Our mother-baby suites give mom the convenience of labor, delivery and recovery in the same room.

If needed, our Level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), is staffed with doctors and clinical specialists trained to take care of tiny people with big problems.

Want to learn more about the services we offer at our Women’s Center? Call (901) 820-7022 for more information or to schedule a tour.

Obstetrics Services

Labor & Delivery Room

At Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, you have access to a private labor, delivery and recovery room where you and your baby can stay from admission until discharge. You will have the support of a staff dedicated to making your stay comfortable. Our labor and delivery team consists of registered nurses, surgical technicians, a certified lactation consultant, NICU nurses, unit secretaries, and physicians who all work together with a goal of providing the best care possible. All of our registered nurses are trained in fetal monitoring and breastfeeding support.

Some of the features and amenities we offer include:

  • Skin-to-skin contact at delivery and rooming-in to promote bonding.
  • High risk maternity care.
  • A level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for newborns with intermediate level medical problems.
  • Two surgical suites for C-sections.
  • 24-hour anesthesia support to assist with pain management.
  • Breastfeeding support from our lactation consultant.
  • A variety of customized newborn photography packages.
  • A special celebration lunch or dinner for you and your support person following the birth of your baby.

We also offer free classes to help get you ready for the new addition to your family. Our Gift of Motherhood class guides moms-to-be through their pregnancy. Topics discussed include anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, labor and delivery, newborn care, and postpartum. Our Dynamic Dads class is a boot camp for new dads where veterans (new fathers who bring along their two-month old babies) orient rookies (fathers-to-be) on the realities of fatherhood.

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