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Maternity

228-575-2299

Memorial offers diagnosis, treatment, education and support services that are specialized for women and children.

A woman's journey takes her through various stages. Memorial is committed to keeping pace with the growth, changes and special health needs unique to a woman's life. 

We offer rooms private Labor/Delivery/Recovery Rooms that allow you to stay in one room during labor, delivery and recovery. These home-like, spacious and comfortable rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to ensure safety that only a hospital can offer. A team dedicated to the baby attends all births. Should the need arise, the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on the Mississippi Coast is available at Memorial for sick infants and newborns. Following recovery, you will be moved to a mother/baby suite.

Breastfeeding Center

Location: 2nd Floor (across from elevators)

Hours: Monday — Friday | 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Consultations: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Telephone assistance available during business hours by calling (228) 867-4053

Memorial Breastfeeding Center is your resource for breastfeeding education and assistance on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. When it comes to your baby's nutrition, only the best should do. Memorial Breastfeeding Center is staffed by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC).

The Breastfeeding Center offers:

  • Breast Pump Rentals
  • Nursing supplies
  • Inpatient/Outpatient MD consultations
  • Community Speaking & Breastfeeding Advocate
  • Free prenatal Breastfeeding Classes (Call 575-2299 to register)
  • Educational information - lactation articles, up-to-date research and literature
  • Additional breastfeeding resources
  • Nursing supplies also available
Referrals are always welcome.

Pumps are available for rent (Symphony™). Medela® Breast Pumps have Autocyle™ action to automatically create suck-release-relax cycles which duplicates, as nearly as possible, a baby's nursing action.

This pump is suitable for every pumping need, including initiating and sustaining milk supply when breastfeeding is not possible. This hospital grade pump uses a personal collection kit, so the parts that touch the breast are new with each rental. Single or double pumping is possible. Double pumping cuts pumping time in half and increases prolactin levels, the hormone that helps maintain milk supply.

Breastfeeding Consultation

228-867-4053

Consultations: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Telephone assistance during office hours by calling (228) 867-4053

Memorial Breastfeeding Center is staffed by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC).

Memorial is proud to offer this team of RN/IBCLCs to provide substantial breastfeeding assistance and skilled technical management for your breastfeeding journey. When it comes to your baby's nutrition only the best should do.

Consultations are available on an outpatient basis after release from the hospital, which means breastfeeding assistance does not end at discharge.

Memorial is a designated Baby-Friendly Hospital by Baby-Friendly USA.

BabyTalk Programs

We know it’s important to you to learn all you can about your pregnancy, childbirth, and aftercare. Our series of BabyTalk classes prepares you and your family for the arrival of your baby.

  • Breastfeeding - benefits and techniques of breastfeeding
  • Parenting Class - basics from newborn to 1 year old
  • Infant CPR/Safety Class - infant lifesaving techniques and home safety assessment
  • Prepared Childbirth - relaxation and breathing techniques, signs and stages of labor, analgesia and anesthesia

Birthplace

The arrival of a new baby is one of life's most exciting events. At Memorial Birthplace, we want your baby's birth to be a warm, comfortable and joyous experience. 

Memorial Hospital is now officially Designated a Baby-Friendly® Hospital! Memorial has implemented the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and is compliant with the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes. Achievement of the Baby-Friendly Designation is not an easy task. The U.S. Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria are based on the Global Criteria for the WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI). These Criteria are designed to set the standards for the best possible breastfeeding support for mother and infant in the maternity setting. 

Memorial proudly joins a growing list of Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers dedicated to providing an environment that supports breastfeeding while respecting every woman’s right to make the best decision for herself and her family. Learn more about Baby-Friendly USA and the BFHI at www.babyfriendlyusa.org.

Download the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding


Labor/Delivery/Recovery (LDR) Rooms

LDR rooms are private and allow you to stay in one room during labor, delivery and recovery. These home-like, spacious and comfortable rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to ensure safety that only a hospital can offer. A team dedicated to the baby attends all births. Should the need arise, the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on the Mississippi Coast is available at Memorial for sick infants and newborns. Following recovery, you will be moved to a mother / baby suite.

Mother/Baby Suites

Our suites are comfortable and family-centered. Each spacious suite includes a sofa, rocking chair, TV and private bath. Your baby may stay in the room with you. Our experienced nurses are available for you and your baby. They will answer your questions and teach you how to care for your newborn so you can return home with your baby feeling prepared and confident.

Call (228) 575-2299 to schedule a free tour.

Memorial Birthplace also includes:

  • Other Surgical Suites
  • Antepartum testing
  • Specialized, comprehensive treatment of obstetrical complications
  • Mother / Baby well and high-risk care
  • Maternal fetal medicine
  • Obstetric Emergency Department - physicians on-staff 24/7 to see you and manage your care if you do not have a provider or if your provider isn't readily available.