Hey, you’re having a baby? Congratulations! That means it’s time to choose a doctor and a place to give birth.
In the Birmingham area, you have a variety of labor and delivery choices. Depending on your preferences, the choices for you and your new family can be tailored to fit your birthing plan. All of these hospitals offer innovative care in modern settings with lots of parking. You just have to figure out which amenities appeal to you and your family most.
Here’s a guide to area labor and delivery hospitals, along with contact information.
Brookwood Baptist Health System
Brookwood provides faith-based care with birthing centers across the state. Their Women’s Centers include an electronic security system, an online nursery and specialized birthing rooms (like water-laboring suites), as well as neonatal intensive care units, high-risk pregnancy units and breastfeeding/lactation centers. Their facilities provide a combination of suites and spacious rooms, convenient parking, family waiting areas and photography services. There are two local locations to serve your labor and delivery needs. For more information on their services, check out their website.
Brookwood Baptist Medical Center
2010 Brookwood Medical Center Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
Princeton Baptist Women’s Services
701 Princeton Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211
Grandview Medical Center
Formerly Trinity Medical Center and before that Baptist Montclair Medical Center, Grandview Medical Center offers:
- 8 private labor and delivery rooms
- 4 triage rooms
- 2 dedicated operating suites for cesarean sections
- 1 cesarean section recovery room
- 22 private post-partum rooms
- 2 private breastfeeding support rooms
- A designated waiting room for families of Birthing Center patients
Grandview Medical Center
3690 Grandview Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35243
UAB Women and Infant’s Center
The UAB Women and Infant’s Center, Labor and Delivery Unit is one of the first in the Southeast to feature all private neonatal intensive care nursery and continuing care nursery rooms. It also offers private labor, antepartum, postpartum, and gynecology patient rooms. Specialized isolation rooms and suites designed for twins and triplets are available, too. Other amenities include lounges, kitchenettes, dens, play areas, and sleeping quarters for a support person.
UAB was also recently recognized for their excellence in lactation care from the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and International Lactation Consultant Association. You can read more about it via this link.
St. Vincent’s Health System
St. Vincent’s: Birmingham Obstetrics and Gynecology birthing services are known as Monogram Maternity. They offer birth designers (similar to a wedding planner, but for your birth experience), educational classes, the Blessed Beginnings Boutique and special discounts on spa services.
The St. Vincent’s Women’s and Children’s Center offers birth suites with single-room maternity care, triage rooms for monitoring women who think they may be in labor, operating and recovery rooms for Cesarean sections and a Lactation Center. Nearby is St. Vincent’s Birmingham Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for babies who require further medical care. They also boast plenty of convenient parking. There are two locations locally to serve your birthing needs:
St. Vincent’s: Birmingham Obstetrics and Gynecology
810 St. Vincent’s Drive
Birmingham, AL 35205
Fourth Floor, Women & Children’s Center
St. Vincent’s East Monogram Maternity
50 Medical Park East Drive
Birmingham, AL 35235
Fourth Floor, Birth Suites
If you are interested in delivering your baby at home, good news. Alabama currently approved a House bill that allows midwives to legally practice in the state.