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Pregnancy & Birth

 

When you’re ready to start or add to your family, choose Ballad Health for one-on-one care that meets your needs during this exciting time.

With birthing centers throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, you can easily find the Ballad Health birthplace that’s best for you.

Pregnancy-related conditions we treat

Before and during your pregnancy, you may have a health situation that needs extra attention from the experts at Ballad Health.

Learn more about pregnancy-related conditions such as:

  • Gestational diabetes, a condition that can happen during pregnancy, where high levels of blood sugar affect both mother and baby
  • Preeclampsia
  • Multiple gestation
  • Preterm labor
  • Premature rupture of membrane
  • Cervical insufficiency

Services and treatments

Expect excellent maternity care at Ballad Health’s advanced hospitals. You and your family will enjoy private, safe and homelike rooms where you can welcome your new little one in comfort.

Enjoy top-quality services, including:

  • Birthing centers at convenient locations near you across the region
  • Breastfeeding services, including supplies available through Ballad Health pharmacies, as well as breastfeeding classes and lactation consultants/counselors
  • High-risk pregnancy care from certified perinatologists – doctors also known as maternal fetal specialists – helps manage the health of mother and baby, as well as genetic counseling and ultrasound tests to spot possible complications
  • Neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) that give your baby focused attention from doctors and nurses who specialize in caring for newborns with special health needs
  • Prenatal classes to help you and your family prepare for baby
  • Postpartum care for mother and baby to make sure you’re doing well after delivery
  • Certified Nurse Midwives

High-risk pregnancy care

Choose Ballad Health for high-risk pregnancy services. The Northeast Tennessee Regional Perinatal Center at Johnson City Medical Center – one of just a few state-designated perinatal centers in Tennessee – provides everything you need for the best possible outcome.

You’ll find maternal fetal specialists, Level III (high-level) NICUs and many types of doctors who specialize in caring for sicker preterm newborns.

 

Find a Specialist

View Ballad Health’s network of doctors and search by name, specialty, condition, gender and location. Or call 833-8-BALLAD for help finding a provider who offers the specific care you need.

Pregnancy & Birth Locations

1 Medical Park Blvd
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 844-1121
36.5854658
-82.256802
300 Med Tech Pkwy.
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 302-1000
36.336104
-82.4020472
130 W. Ravine Rd.
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 224-4000
36.5540954
-82.5542585
2000 Brookside Dr.
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 857-7000
36.5509222
-82.5143556
400 North State of Franklin
Johnson City, TN 37620
(423) 431-6111
36.3076885
-82.384745
16000 Johnston Memorial Drive
Abingdon, VA 24211
(276) 258-1000
36.7228461
-81.9118729
1990 Holton Ave.
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
(276) 523-3111
36.8770338
-82.7543514
100 15th St NW
Norton, VA 24273
(276) 439-1000
36.931716
-82.6433645

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

State of Tennessee Survey Gives High Marks to Region’s Level I Trauma Program

Report by survey team finds zero deficiencies for trauma program at Johnson City Medical Center. Issues Level I Trauma Center Reverification July 14 ... read more about State of Tennessee Survey Gives High Marks to Region’s Level I Trauma Program.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Ballad Health hosts first United States clinical trials of CGuard Embolic Protection System

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Ballad Health names Dr. Karen Eller Shelton vice president and chief medical officer of Bristol Regional Medical Center

Ballad Health names local healthcare leader Karen Eller Shelton, MD, as vice president and chief medical officer of Bristol Regional Medical Center ... read more about Ballad Health names Dr. Karen Eller Shelton vice president and chief medical officer of Bristol Regional Medical Center.