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Named a Best Hospital by U.S. News & World Report, Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center has a history of providing exceptional care for Charlotte families.

As the regional perinatal center, we have everything you and your baby need for a safe and comfortable birth experience. This includes experts in labor and delivery, high-risk pregnancy specialists and neonatologists available around the clock, as well as seamless access to the region’s most advanced NICU and Levine Children’s Hospital right next door.

Conveniently located near Uptown, Dilworth and South End, count on us to make every moment of your birth story as special as possible.

Why choose Atrium Health for maternity care?

When you choose Atrium Health, you’re choosing exceptional care for you and your baby. In addition to fertility and high-risk specialists with leading outcomes, we have the region’s only hospitals recognized by U.S. News & World Report for both maternity and newborn care.

Our maternity centers consistently meet high national standards for safety and expertise. And when you deliver at any Atrium Health hospital, you get peace of mind knowing your baby is in the best hands possible. That’s because your family’s care team includes Atrium Health Levine Children’s providers. In addition to being specially trained in newborn care, they’re connected to Levine Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report.

Services and amenities

From around-the-clock specialists to on-site amenities, Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center has everything you and your family need throughout your stay.

Care and support

No matter how routine or complex your birth may be, our maternity center is fully equipped for safe, healthy deliveries, with care that includes:

  • Labor and delivery
  • C-section delivery operating room
  • 24-hour anesthesiologist
  • Pain management, including epidural and nitrous oxide
  • Postpartum services (hospital-grade breast pumps and supplies available upon request)
  • Breastfeeding support from international board-certified lactation consultants
  • Around-the-clock newborn specialists, with a Level IV NICU and Levine Children’s Hospital on-site
  • Newborn security system

High-risk pregnancy care

Carolinas Medical Center is the Regional Perinatal Center, a designation given to hospitals offering the highest level of technology and care for high-risk pregnancies and births. Throughout labor and delivery, the maternal fetal medicine specialists at Atrium Health CMC Women’s Institute are available around the clock, ensuring the best outcome for you and your baby.

If your baby needs additional support after delivery, Levine Children’s Hospital and the region’s most advanced NICU are right next door. We’re also home to Charlotte Fetal Care Center – it’s one of the few comprehensive fetal care programs in the region and is dedicated to caring for newborns requiring surgery or highly specialized treatments after birth.

Birthing suites

We have 23 birthing suites custom-designed for labor, delivery and immediate postpartum recovery. Once your baby is born, you and your baby will be moved to the Mother/Baby unit for the remainder of your stay. All rooms are fully equipped with:

  • Wireless fetal monitoring
  • Labor and delivery tools, like stability balls, peanut balls, delivery mirrors and squatting bars
  • Whirlpool tubs (in select rooms)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Guest bed
  • Rocking chair
  • Mini-fridge (only available in Mother/Baby unit)
  • iPads to view plan of care (available upon request)

Dining, shopping and more

You and your family will enjoy the conveniences of our:

  • Late-night meal offerings and room service
  • Cafeteria
  • On-site eateries, like Starbucks, Panera Bread, Chick-Fil-A, Just Salad and Caribou Coffee
  • Specialty retail shop
  • Dedicated maternity entrance
  • 24/7 courtesy valet parking for expecting mothers
  • Family-style waiting lounge for visitors

Maternity classes and tours

From preparing for childbirth to breastfeeding basics, Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center offers multiple virtual and in-person classes to help the whole family get ready, as well as a few you can attend in person. You can also register for an Expectant Parent Tour to check out the facility before your stay, or watch our virtual tour below.

Take a virtual tour

Take a tour of the Maternity Center at Carolinas Medical Center

Public cord blood bank donation

Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center 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.

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 or 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.

Find an OB/GYN who delivers at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center

In addition to delivering at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center, these OB/GYNs offer unmatched support at every step of your pregnancy journey. View availability and schedule an appointment below.