The Maternity Care Center at the UNC Women's Hospital is a 28 bed Level III referral center providing care for postpartum patients utilizing the couplet care model. The Maternity Care Center has a Newborn Nursery unit to provide care for term newborn infants and stabilized premature infants. The Newborn Nursery supports Family Centered Care by admitting all infants to the mother's private room unless medically contraindicated. The Maternity Care Center staff has a strong knowledge base in: postpartum care for vaginal and cesarean section patients, breastfeeding, late preterm infant care, and normal newborn care. The staff is committed to Family Centered Care and teaching using a baby-friendly approach including the "Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding". Many of the nursing staff is IBCLC certified and certified in neonatal resuscitation. The NC Women's Hospital has received the prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly® birth facility for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The hospital has also received the North Carolina Maternity Center 5 Star Breastfeeding-Friendly designation. Learn more.