The Outer Banks Hospital Labor & Delivery welcomes over 400 babies to the world each year. The labor and delivery area consists of 2 labor/delivery/recovery/postpartum rooms, a 5-bed nursery, a dedicated Caesarean-section operating room and a triage room. Patients may be scheduled for Caesarean sections, inductions and stress tests (non-stress and contraction stress tests). Patients generally stay 24-72 hours after delivery. All rooms support a comfortable family concept with Jacuzzi tubs, glider rockers and built-in window seats. Board-certified pediatricians provide assessment and follow-up care for all newborns. Pre-term or high-risk patients may be assessed, treated and discharged with instructions for follow-up care, or they may be stabilized and transferred to a hospital that can provide the appropriate level of care. Learn more.