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Scotland is recognized for reducing the number of elective inductions and Cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy. The March of Dimes says this will give more babies a healthy start in life. Babies delivered before full term are at increased risk of serious health problems and death in their first year of life

Family-Centered Maternity Care

Our maternity area is designed to be a family-centered maternity care unit. Our highly skilled and experienced nurses use the latest technology and medical advancements to provide quality care to our mothers, newborns and families.   On our maternity care unit, the expectant mother arrives, labors, delivers and cares for her newborn in the same room. Our large private birthing suites have a “home-like” atmosphere and include air-jet tubs in private baths, large showers and sleeper sofas.

You are encouraged to invite additional family/support people to attend during your labor and/or delivery. We offer a wide range of birthing plans from epidurals and medicated labors to natural births. Some cultures have other wishes for a delivery atmosphere, which we will examine with you.  We encourage breastfeeding as the best nourishment for your newborn, but realize other means may be more appropriate for you. We are here to assist you in learning what is best for your family.

Our nursing staff will closely monitor you and your baby after your delivery. Your baby, as well as your significant other, will be allowed to stay in the room and bond with his/her family. Our staff will teach you the skills you will need to care for your newborn and to better understand his/her wants and needs. We want you to be comfortable in your new role as a mother, so we offer a variety of educational materials and demonstrations.

Security is also a priority. The Women’s Center is locked at all times for both patient privacy and security. All visitors must be cleared by the mother and are required to sign in at the information desk before being allowed into the unit.

The Women’s Center also includes a state-of-the-art surgery suite within the unit, should an emergency arise.

Scotland County Hospital has four physicians that deliver babies.

Randy Tobler, MD
Jeff Davis, DO
Heather Martin, DO
Brigitte Cormier, DO

Additionally, these General Surgeons deliver babies via c-section:
Celeste Miller-Parish, DO and Lisa Rollison, DO

Call 660-465-2828 to schedule an appointment with any of these physicians to discuss maternity care.

Women's Center Staff:
Barbie Courtright, RN, Supervisor

History of the SCH Women Center