Labor & Delivery

A Birthing Experience Focused on You!

When you’re ready to deliver, you want to know your birthing choices will be respected. At the Birthing Place at Dorminy Medical Center, our first priority is keeping you and your baby safe during delivery. The Birthing Place is a comprehensive state of the art facility. It is our goal to make the birthing experience as comfortable, warm, and relaxed as possible. We offer parents a family focused environment in which to welcome their new babies. A full range of medical services is available to women from pregnancy, to childbirth, and beyond.

When you choose The Birthing Place at Dorminy Medical Center for labor and delivery, you can expect a physician to deliver your baby and other experts to support you during labor. You’ll also have access to:

  • Immediate pain relief through our in-house Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist who works with patients on our women’s floor
  • Specially trained nurses who love caring for new mothers and babies
  • Private rooms for delivery and recovery
  • Operating rooms around the corner from our Labor & Delivery unit for scheduled and emergency Cesarean sections
  • Multi-layered security to safeguard your newborn
  • Family-centered experience before, during and after your delivery
  • Couplet care so your baby can stay by your bedside for early bonding (for births without complications)
  • Breastfeeding support and other guidance you may need to care for your baby at home with confidence

Our Staff

We have a certified lactation consultant and is available 24 hours a day. At the other end of the spectrum, we also provide quality gynecological care. Experience the personal, individualized care that The Birthing Place at Dorminy Medical Center offers.

“Our team is here for you every step of the way. Come experience our friendly, welcoming, family centered services today.” – Director of The Birthing Place, Samanda Allen, RN.

Obstetric Services

  • Two delivery suites (LDR rooms)
  • 24-hour anesthesia available for pain control
  • Cesarean section suite on OR
  • External and internal fetal monitors
  • Medicated drips
  • Ultrasonography
  • Laboratory testing

Nursery Services

  • 24-hour Level I nursery
  • Capability to stabilize newborn prior to transport to a higher level of care
  • All nurses certified in Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Georgia Safe to Sleep hospital
  • Newborn Screening

Gynecological Services

  • Mammograms
  • Surgery
  • GYN disease treatment

Getting Ready for the Big Day

Hospital Tours

Dorminy Medical Center offers hospital tours to help parents learn more about where they will deliver. Parking is available in the East parking lot next to the Outpatient Access entrance (back entrance of the hospital).

Mothers can also learn the techniques of breastfeeding, formula feeding and care of newborns from our certified lactation consultants, during their stay.


We highly encourage you to pre-register for your hospital stay as soon as possible. By completing the required paperwork ahead of time, you will have one less thing to worry about when your big day arrives.

Pre-registration is available from 6:00AM - 6:30PM, Monday - Friday, at the registration desk near Same Day Surgery (back entrance of the hospital).

The Birthing Place Visitation

Having a baby is a wonderful experience! At Dorminy Medical Center, we want to provide a safe and comfortable environment for our mothers and newborns and also encourage family and visitor involvement. Everyone present at your birth should be there to support you and to participate in welcoming your new baby into the world. We understand that visits by family and friends are important to the healing process of our patients. Our visitor guidelines have been especially designed to promote rest, to allow time for healing and learning, to preserve privacy, to enhance infant security, and to reduce exposure to infection.

We ask that all visitors follow a few important guidelines.  We hope the information below will help you plan for visitors during your stay in The Birthing Place. You will be in the Labor and Delivery unit until after the birth of your baby. You will then be transferred to the postpartum unit. To ensure patient safety, any visitor may be asked to leave the birthing room at any time by the nurse or physician. The primary nurse, charge nurse, or Physician may temporarily alter or limit visiting hours based on changes in the patient’s condition. 

Visitor Guidelines

  • In consideration of maintaining privacy for all of our patients, we would like you to ask your family and friends to wait in the family and visitors waiting room. Due to fire codes and emergency safety, visiting must be done at the bedside or in family waiting areas only. Waiting in the hallway outside the patient room door is not allowed.
  • Visitors should not bring food into the patient’s room without the consent of the laboring woman.
  • Adult visitors are generally allowed in the labor-delivery room to support the laboring woman. The number of visitors could be changed at any time at the discretion of the patient, physician, or nurse.
  • One support person is usually allowed in the operating room with the patient.  There may be circumstances in which no visitors are allowed. (Ask about OR rules)
  • One support person may remain with the patient during placement of an epidural catheter for analgesia. There may be circumstances in which no visitors are allowed. 
  • Complications of pregnancy or labor requiring intensive care may occur. In these circumstances there is a limit of 2 visitors. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the physician or nurse directly involved in medical decision making for the patient.
  • No children under the age of 12 may visit unless they are children of the patient, father of the baby, or significant other.  Each child must be accompanied by an adult other than the patient. Siblings of the patient, father of the baby, or significant other may also visit. We have a family and visitor’s waiting room available for use always.

***Visitors with any of the following symptoms in the last two (2) weeks may not visit: fever, runny nose, cold, respiratory infection, cough, diarrhea, vomiting, rash, or draining sores.  

Mother Baby Unit Visiting Guidelines

  • We encourage moms to room in with their babies.
  • You may have an adult family member or friend stay with you overnight.  A sleep chair is available.
  • Visiting hours for non-support people are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Exceptions are made for family situations and on an individual basis.
  • Children under 12 years of age should remain with an adult in the waiting area. They may visit the room if they are a sibling of the infant, the patient, the father of the baby, or the significant other, are healthy, and are accompanied by an adult.
  • For patient safety and confidentiality, please do not stand in the hallways.
  • Please be respectful of the need for a quiet environment and patient confidentiality. 
  • Only parents of the new baby are allowed in the nursery at any time without permission from the newborn nursery nurse.  Please feel free to use our viewing glass to view the newborn.
  • Persons who have recently been exposed to contagious diseases, including mumps, measles, or chickenpox, or persons with a fever, cold, or rash should not visit hospitalized persons.  Children should not visit the Labor/Delivery Unit or Postpartum if their immunizations are not current or if their resistance to infection is low. 
  • Visitors, as well as personnel, should remember that handwashing is the most important way to prevent the spread of infection. All visitors must wash their hands before and after touching or holding an infant or child.

If you have any questions regarding visitation, please don’t hesitate to ask your nurse or the charge nurse. 

***Visitors with any of the following symptoms in the last two (2) weeks may not visit: fever, runny nose, cold, respiratory infection, cough, diarrhea, vomiting, rash, or draining sores.

Contact Us

Department Manager:  Lynn Marsh, RN - Interim


Phone:  229-424-7340