Watauga Medical Center - Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

The New Life Center at Cannon Memorial Hospital and the Marchese Birthing Center at Watauga Medical Center provide spacious rooms designed to resemble a bedroom at home. Both facilities offer midwifery services as well.  The Centers provide care and support for families before, during and after the birth of their baby. The Birthing Center consists of nine LDRP (Labor, Delivery, Recovery, and Postpartum) rooms, a C-section suite and nurseries, while the New Life Center has four LDRP rooms and a nursery.  The Centers provide one-on-one nursing care to women in labor. Babies may remain in the room with their mothers after delivery, unless a medical condition requires care in the nursery. Family care of the newborn is encouraged, but nurses are always available to care for your baby should you need some uninterrupted rest.  Learn more.