Duke Health Birthing Center


A Level 3 regional referral center that delivers about 3,300 babies each year, the Duke Birthing Center provides skilled, compassionate care to our mothers, newborns, and families throughout pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period.  The 24-hour multidisciplinary team includes an attending physician, dedicated OB specialists from Women's Anesthesia, Level 3 neonatal specialists, and lactation consultants.  A component of the acclaimed Duke University Hospital, Duke Birthing Center is equipped to serve the healthiest low-risk moms to those who require the most specialized care -- from women with normal spontaneous vaginal deliveries (with and without complications) to those with various health conditions.  The experienced neonatologists and nurses in our Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit care for high-risk and critically ill infants, including those born earlier than 32 weeks gestation and those requiring surgery or subspecialty medical care.  In addition to three operative delivery rooms, two recovery beds, and six obstetrics triage beds, the Duke Birthing Center houses the Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Postpartum (LDRP) Unit, which comprises 20 well-appointed, comfortable rooms with whirlpool tubs, TV/DVDs, daybeds, and telephones. The unit uses a strict infant security system.  Learn more.