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Family Birth Center at Franklin Woods
Birthing center visitation restrictions
To help contain coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Ballad Health hospitals have implemented new labor and delivery visitation restrictions, including:
- Allowing just 1 visitor per room*
- Engaging all visitors in screening protocols
- Limiting public entry points
*Visitors are not currently allowed in non-pediatric hospital departments. Please read more about these visitation restrictions.
About the Family Birth Center
The Family Birth Center at Franklin Woods Community Hospital has 20 private rooms:
- 12 are designed for labor / delivery / recovery / postpartum stays (LDRP)
- 8 rooms are used for gynecology patients
While mothers are encouraged to keep the baby in their room as much as possible, we provide 24/7 access to a nursery outfitted with 16 bassinets.
Touchdown stations and more
Traditional nurse stations have been replaced with “touchdown stations” that make communication with family members easier.
Also, our reception area looks out onto a healing garden.
Our nurses focus on caring for mother and baby as one. And we encourage parents to spend as much time as possible with their baby.
This helps promote breastfeeding and a positive bonding experience. It also helps create a smooth transition when you and your baby leave the hospital.
Parents find that this decreases their anxiety about caring for their babies at home.
The staff of the Family Birth Center focuses on providing as much one-on-one care and education as possible – both in the classroom and the birthing room.
We want to make parents confident about taking care of their baby after they leave the hospital.
Free birthing center classes
Our conference room provides training space where you can learn important skills like infant CPR and giving baby a bath.
All birthing classes – breastfeeding classes, sibling classes and more – are offered to expecting families at no charge.
See our full birthing center class schedule and register online.
In 2016, the Family Birth Center became the first hospital in Tennessee to earn Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission.
This certification program recognizes Joint Commission-accredited hospitals that are committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns.
Cesarean sections are performed in the two operating room suites in the Family Birth Center. And mothers who have C-sections can recover right in their private rooms.
Franklin Woods is honored to host Quillen Fertility and Women’s Services. This is the only fertility clinic serving the Tri-Cities and northeast Tennessee region. And it’s one of the least expensive fertility service clinics in the Southeast.
The fertility clinic offers:
- Donor eggs
- Donor embryos
- In-vitro fertilization (IVF)
- Intrauterine insemination
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
- Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
Fertility specialist Dr. Mark Ransom and staff also provide a comprehensive organ-sparing treatment for infertility.
These services include operative laparoscopic and operative hysteroscopy, such as hysteroscopic myomectomy and resection of septums.
Society of Assisted Reproductive Technologies
The Society of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART) website posts a 50 percent success rate during 2010 and 2011 at the clinic for women under 35.
All staff doctors are members of SART.
Learn more about fertility services
For more information on the fertility and other services of Quillen Fertility and Women’s Services, go to www.etsuphysicians.com or call (423) 439-7246.
Franklin Woods Community Hospital has been certified as a Gold Safe Sleep Champion by Cribs for Kids.
Contact the birthing center
To learn more about the Family Birth Center at Franklin Woods, call (423) 302-1436.