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The Maternity Center at Atrium Health University City offers comprehensive maternity services in state-of-the-art facilities and a Level III Special Care Neonatal Nursery with full-time neonatology staffing.

Recognized by JD Power and Associates for “Outstanding Patient Experience,” our maternity center has expanded into advanced facilities where you will find the latest innovations in safety, technology and family-friendly conveniences. From the layout of the center to the philosophy of the maternity staff, everything is geared to establishing and supporting close family units.

Learn more about the maternity services offered at Atrium Health University City.

Family Friendly Suites

Labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum all take place in one thoughtfully designed suite. These private, spacious suites are built around the needs of your family. The Maternity Center at Atrium Health University City offers family-centered care, allowing mothers and babies to remain in the same room throughout their stay.

Each suite has a TV/DVD and CD player to help you relax or pass the time, a rocking chair and large, private bathroom. We have included a daybed for dad or a guest and an internet connection so you can see and share those first precious moments.

Our staff provides a warm, supportive atmosphere in which you and your family can gently bond and learn to care for your new baby. While your baby may stay with you the entire time, our caring and experienced nursing staff will be close by to answer your questions and give you the support and help you need.

Special Care Neonatal Nursery

For premature infants or newborns needing special care immediately after birth, we offer a Level III Neonatal Care Unit (NCU). Our NCU staff includes neonatologists, registered nurses and neonatal nurse practitioners who offer the latest technology in a warm and supportive environment.

Our NCU can provide extra assistance for babies born as early as 28 weeks. Should even more specialized care be required, transport to the Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery at Carolinas Medical Center is available. This nursery, which is the largest in the Carolinas, treats newborns who arrive critically ill and require the attention of a pediatric specialist or surgeon.

Infant Security

Our infant security system delivers a high level of safety, continuously monitoring your baby's location throughout your stay. Security is further enhanced by restricted access into the department, including the nursery, closed-circuit TV cameras strategically placed throughout the facility, and patient and family education.

Lactation Support

Our caring, experienced lactation consultants will help breastfeeding mothers get off to a good start, providing the support, education and encouragement needed to ensure a healthy baby and a happy mom. For mothers wishing to nourish their babies in this most natural way, we are committed to your success.

If You're Expecting, We're Expecting You!

We sincerely want you to have a wonderful birth experience. To that end, we invite you to become more familiar with our facilities and services by taking a tour and talking with our staff. To register for a class, arrange a tour or find a physician, call 704-863-5858.

Maternity Classes

Atrium Health University City offers a variety of support groups and education for you and your family including breastfeeding basics, boot camp for new dads, infant safety and taking care of baby. See our list of classes and events.

Public Cord Blood Bank Donation

Atrium Health University City is one of a handful of hospitals in North Carolina participating in umbilical cord blood collection for public banks. This means when you have a baby, you can choose to anonymously donate the blood from the placenta and umbilical cord to a cord blood bank.

Instead of being thrown out, donated cord blood can be used to treat more than 80 different diseases, including leukemia and lymphoma. Free and painless for you and your baby, cord blood cells could potentially be lifesaving for someone battling a life-threatening condition or waiting for a transplant.

If the cord blood meets all criteria, it'll be stored at Carolinas Cord Blood Bank and listed on the Be The Match ® cord blood registry, where it'll be matched with a person who needs it.

Thinking about donating?

Most women who are healthy and having one baby are able to participate in the easy collection process, and it won’t change your labor and delivery in any way. Remember the choice is entirely yours, so talk to your family and care team as soon as possible to determine what’s best for you and your baby.

For more information, please call 704-863-5858.

Patient and Visitor Photography

We know you will want to capture those first special moments with your new baby in pictures or video. For the safety and privacy of our moms and babies, we ask patients and visitors to please follow these guidelines.