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4566 South Eason Boulevard
Tupelo, MS 38801
Admissions (662) 377-4920
For information about a birth certificate, call (662) 377-4935.
For Women's Hospital patient room information, call (662) 377-3000.
The area's premier resource for obstetrical, gynecological, neonatal intensive care and routine newborn services is North Mississippi Medical Center's Women's Hospital.
The freestanding hospital, which opened in 1986, offers cutting edge technology and services in an attractive, homelike environment.
Throughout the Women's Hospital, we offer family-centered care, whether the patient is a new mom, a newborn or a surgery patient.
The NMMC Women's Hospital has been welcoming new additions to area families since 1986. Expectant mothers can labor, deliver and recover in the same private birthing room, which is both well-decorated and well-equipped. All birthing rooms, as well as the three operating rooms and two Cesarean section rooms, contain state-of-the-art technology to accommodate normal and high-risk deliveries.
Thanks to an advanced monitoring system, our physicians can easily monitor contractions, heart rate and other vital signs of 24 patients who are either in labor or under observation simultaneously from the bedside, nurses station or even their office computer.
The Women's Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services for women in all stages of life. The gynecological surgery service is one of the busiest in the state.
Our surgeons perform all types of gynecological surgery, including laparoscopic hysterectomies, cesarean sections, bladder repair, tubal ligation, and laparoscopic, gynecological cancer and laser surgeries. The surgery suite contains three operating rooms, with full-time anesthesia coverage provided by staff anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists.
Several robotic surgical procedures are available at the NMMC Women's Hospital to treat gynecologic conditions including uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse and menorrhagia or excessive bleeding. To learn more about robotic hysterectomy and other robotic procedures at NMMC Women's Hospital, click here.
The Women's Hospital visiting hours are 10 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. Siblings may visit the mother and baby in the mother's room, but no other children under age 12 are permitted to visit.
We observe the Golden Hour at NMMC Women's Hospital so that parents and their new baby can spend time together as a family. Studies show the mother-child bond is critical for baby’s growth and development. Babies make the transition at birth more smoothly in a quiet, calm environment. Babies need more skin-to-skin contact with their mothers immediately after birth for physical and emotional well-being.
The Golden Hour begins immediately after delivery and lasts for at least the first hour after birth. The baby's father or a support person is welcome. Mothers who have a C-section are offered this bonding time in the Recovery Room. Visitors are welcome to see the baby after the Golden Hour.
Only three adult visitors, including the father, are allowed in the mother's room when the baby is present.
As part of the Women's Hospital plan of family-centered care, pediatricians provide care for well newborns during their hospital stay. The physicians make daily rounds to assess each baby's health and to provide medical care as needed. They visit mothers and family members to provide updates on the infant's health. Nurses provide reassurance and hands-on instruction in breastfeeding and infant care as moms make the transition from delivery to motherhood. Parents of infants who are unable to leave the nursery are encouraged to visit the baby in the nursery. Special instructions regarding nursery visitation are provided to these parents.
The hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a specialty care facility designed to handle the extensive problems encountered by the premature or critically ill newborn. Board-certified neonatologists, specially-trained nurses, respiratory therapists and pharmacists treat patients from throughout the region, whether they are born at the Women's Hospital or transferred by Carexpress Medical Transport for Kids to Tupelo from hospitals in outlying communities. Neonatologists provide medical care for sick newborn infants, who are born prematurely, are having difficulty making the transition from fetal life to life after birth, or are suffering from congenital malformations or infectious diseases. Click here for more information about the NICU.
NMMC Women's Hospital advocates breastfeeding as the superior choice of infant nutrition. Board-certified lactation consultants are available to help mothers better understand the benefits of breastfeeding and to learn feeding techniques and coping skills. New mothers have the option of meeting with a consultant either before or after delivery by appointment. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (662) 377-5490 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).
The Newborn Follow-up Clinic helps identify problems that sometimes appear after a baby is discharged from the nursery and should be evaluated before the two-week checkup. The main goal is to identify jaundice, weight loss and other problems an infant might develop. Most infants return to the Newborn Follow-up Clinic within one to two days after discharge. A nurse will weigh the infant and make sure there are no feeding problems, and a lactation consultant is available for any breastfeeding concerns.
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NMMC Women’s Hospital offers several amenities to make patient stays and visits as pleasant as possible.
Café Express, located in the main lobby, provides breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and beverages. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 7:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Gift certificates redeemable for a special "Candlelight Dinner for Two" may be purchased at Café Express by patients, their family members or friends. These elegant dinners, prepared by NMMC's Food and Nutrition Services, are served in the patient's room and feature a selection of entrees and sparkling grape juice.
The Women's Hospital Gift Shop offers fresh flowers, It's a Girl/It's a Boy specialty items, get well items, balloons and various personal items that may be needed by family or patients during their stay at Women's Hospital.
Delivery is free. The shop is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturdays.
Pre-admission visits are recommended for all expectant mothers not attending one of the Preparation for Birth classes. The visit includes a hospital tour and instruction on how to prepare for your admission to the hospital as well the transition from the hospital to home, daily care after delivery instructions, and symptoms to report to your physician. This free class is offered every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 1 p.m. in classroom C at the Women's Hospital. Call (662) 377-4956 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375) for additional information or to arrange a tour.
For more information about services offered through the NMMC Women's Hospital, call (662) 377-4902 or 1-800-843-3375.