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Labor and delivery

Just as every baby is unique, so is every delivery. As your partner in care, we provide a customized birthing experience that begins long before your first contraction and continues well after delivery.

Birth center in Springfield, Tennessee

Care specifically designed by you, for you.

Childbirth is one of life’s most joyous experiences, and we’re here to provide a customized birth experience, beginning long before your first contraction and continues well after delivery. At TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center, our family-focused birthing center features private and spacious birthing suites, a Level I nursey with 24/7 neonatal nurse practitioner coverage and specialized breastfeeding services. Our maternity suites include anything you need to make your delivery a happy and healthy one.

Questions about OB/GYN services?

Call us with any questions you may have about our women’s health services.

Call us with any questions you may have about our women’s health services.

Our labor and delivery services

Our birthing center is ready to care for you and your little one during your delivery. We offer calming patient suites, a family-friendly waiting area and advanced delivery rooms. We are staffed 24/7 with in-house neonatal nurse practitioners, certified midwives and board-certified OB/GYNs who are available to provide advanced women’s care to admitted patients and those arriving in labor and delivery.

Birth center tours

Our tour is a great way to familiarize you and your family with our many birthing options and state-of-the-art facilities. You will visit our relaxed, family-oriented birthing area — including our labor, delivery and recovery (LDR) suites, postpartum suites and newborn nursery. Your guide can answer any questions you have about your hospital stay.

To tour our unit, please call (615) 698-3220.

Birth center amenities

Our birth center offers a wide range of amenities to make your stay more comfortable, including:

  • Birthing suites — Our oversized LDR suites allow you and a support person to go through the entire birth process in the same room. You are then transferred to a private postpartum suite for the remainder of your stay.
  • Birthing tubs — The birthing tub is a popular alternative for women who prefer natural childbirth. Laboring in warm water can feel calming and relieve pain. The large, luxurious tub gives freedom of movement to let mom get into positions that feel comfortable throughout her labor.
  • Couplet Care — Couplet Care ensures you and your baby can stay together as much as possible to deepen your bond. During this time, the same nurse cares for you and your baby. You have more time for skin-to-skin contact, and your baby is comforted by the familiar sounds and smells of mom. As a new mom, you get to know your baby’s cues right away. Your nurse can observe your interactions with baby and be there to help with questions about things like breastfeeding.
  • Family waiting area — Our labor and delivery area has a family-friendly waiting area just steps from our LDR rooms, postpartum suites and nursery.
  • Lullaby button — To celebrate your newborn, we provide a lullaby button to announce the safe arrival of your baby.
  • Baby of the Month — Each month we highlight one of our new arrivals on our social media page.
  • Wireless fetal/maternal monitoring — Wireless fetal/maternal monitoring is a flexible monitoring solution that does not require repositioning. It provides greater freedom of movement during labor and a more comfortable birthing experience. It also significantly reduces the likelihood of maternal/fetal heart rate confusion and produces consistent, reliable data for patients with a high body mass index (BMI).
  • Other amenities — Overnight accommodations for one support person, private postpartum/recovery suites designed to meet your privacy needs and keep you and your baby comfortable and dedicated Cesarean birth (C-section) surgical suites for scheduled and emergency C-sections.

Breastfeeding support

We offer expecting and new moms comprehensive lactation services. Our certified lactation consultants are committed to supporting all your breastfeeding needs.

Immediately following birth, a lactation consultant is available by appointment with you one-on-one to help you select the right breast pump and coach you through your first time breastfeeding.

National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification

TriStar NorthCrest supports safe sleep for infants

Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID, formerly known as SIDS) is a term used to describe the sudden and unforeseen death of a baby younger than 1 year old when the cause is not specifically known. These deaths often happen while the baby is sleeping, and investigation often reveals the baby was not able to breathe properly in their crib or other sleep environment.

The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program recognizes hospitals committed to making babies as safe as possible in their sleep environments and eliminating as many sleep-related deaths as possible.

Safe Sleep Hospital requirements

Certified Safe Sleep Hospitals are required to:

  • Develop a safe sleep policy statement incorporating the Infant Safe Sleep guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Train staff on safe sleep guidelines, the hospital’s safe sleep policy and the importance of modeling safe sleep for parents.
  • Educate parents on the importance of safe sleep practices and implement these practices in the hospital setting.

Learning about safe sleep for babies is important for all caregivers, including grandparents, other family members, babysitters, childcare providers and anyone else who might care for babies.

Best practices for safe sleep

As a certified Safe Sleep Hospital, TriStar NorthCrest also shares infant sleep safety best practices and education with the community.

Here are tips to help create a safer sleep environment:

  • Follow the ABCs of Safe Sleep
    • Alone — baby sleeps alone, without other objects, caregivers or siblings
    • Back — baby sleeps on their back
    • Crib — baby sleeps on their own sleeping space, such as a crib or bassinet
  • Until their first birthday, place your baby on their back to sleep for naps and at night.
  • Place your baby to sleep on a firm sleep surface covered by a fitted sheet.
  • Room-sharing is recommended — keep baby’s sleep area in the same room where you sleep for at least the first six months, but do not let your baby sleep with you or anyone else in the bed (co-bedding).
  • If your baby falls asleep in a car seat, stroller or other carrier, move them to a firm sleep surface such as a crib, bassinet or portable crib.
  • Never place your baby to sleep on a couch, sofa or armchair.
  • Keep soft objects such as pillows and blankets, toys and bumpers out of your baby’s sleep area.
  • If you give your baby a pacifier, use one that is not attached to a string for naps and at night to decrease risk of choking or strangling.
  • Breastfeed your baby (studies show babies who breastfeed have a lower risk for SUID).

Our Labor and delivery Locations

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TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center
100 Northcrest Dr.
Springfield, TN 37172
 (615) 698 - 3000

Currently Viewing:

TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center
100 Northcrest Dr.
Springfield, TN 37172
 (615) 698 - 3000
TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center
355 New Shackle Island Rd
Hendersonville, TN 37075
 (615) 338 - 1000

18.2 miles

TriStar Centennial Women's Hospital
2221 Murphy Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
 (615) 342 - 1000

22.9 miles