Kathy Stroud, RN
The Doctor's Daughter
How to Find Us
New Beginnings Birthing Unit
The birth of a child is a wondrous occasion. We look forward to sharing your birthing experience at New Beginnings. Knowing what to expect is part of what makes the birthing experience comfortable and exciting.
Questions and Tours
If you have questions about your pregnancy after your doctor's hours, feel free to call us. Someone is always here to answer your questions. We’re happy to arrange a personal tour of New Beginnings for you. Please call us at the number at the left.
Child Birth Education Classes
These one-day classes are held Saturdays from 9 am-4 pm in the Education Classroom A, Basement Level of Newberry Hospital. To register, call 803.405.7484. The next class is January 7, 2012. Fee is $50 per class.
Who wants to sign papers when you're in labor? However, signing papers is a fact of life when you are admitted to the hospital. For your convenience, we suggest that during your pregnancy you come by the Admissions Office in the lobby and complete your admission forms between 8 am and 4 pm. Don’t forget your insurance card. It will take about 30 minutes to complete the admission papers.
The Big Day
Stop by the Emergency Department admissions desk and let the staff know you're here. If you are pre-admitted, they will transport you upstairs to the birthing facility.
The father of your baby or other support person is welcome to be with you in the Labor/Delivery/Recovery Postpartum (LDRP) Room if approved by your physician. Please advise the nursing staff of your plans when you are admitted.
If you are unmarried and having a baby, click here for information on how to establish legal fatherhood and have the father's name added to your child's birth certificate for free when your child is born.
Fathers, siblings, and grandparents may visit at any time. For the comfort of mothers and babies, all other visitors are asked to come from 10 am-8:30 pm.
There is a family waiting room adjacent to the elevators. We encourage only two visitors at a time during delivery. Please check at the nurses' station before visiting a patient, especially during labor and delivery. During delivery, one or two support people will be allowed-with the physician's approval-to attend.
When it’s time to make that phone call to grandma and grandpa, you are welcome to use the phone in your room. To make a local call, dial "9" for an outside line. Then dial your number. Dial "0" for the operator to make long distance calls, including credit card calls.
Gifts and Other Services
Babies and Gifts are a natural combination. Newberry Hospital understands that. The staff and your physician are pleased to offer our new moms a special gift bag. We also offer First Foto and Baby Door Ribbons if you are interested. Our babies' pictures can be placed on the Web. Ask our staff about this service.
Welcome Baby volunteers are caring members of the community who will support, information and gifts to you as a parent. Contact us for more information.
New Beginnings Physicians
Newberry Hospital has many physicians who care for expectant mothers, newborn babies and families.
These physicians care for newborns and children.
- Dr. Danielle Davis
- Dr. Becky White
This physician cares for newborns and children.
- Lisa Heichberger, M.D
These physicians deliver babies and care for newborns and children.
- Dr. Chip Dixon*
- Dr. Jorge Garcia
- Dr. Franco Godoy*
- Dr. Gisella Godoy
- Dr. Oscar Lovelace, Jr.*
* These Family Practice physicians are credentialed to do operative obstetrics, which includes caesarian section, tubal ligations and D&C procedures.
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
This physician cares for expectant mothers and delivers babies.
- Dr. Stephen F. Dyke
- Battle of the Bulge
- Behavioral Health Services
- Cancer Care (Oncology)
- Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Case Management/Discharge Planning
- Diabetes Education
- Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology
- Dietary Services
- Emergency Services
- Industrial Wellness
- Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
- Medical Records
- Medical & Surgical Inpatient Unit
- New Beginnings Birthing Unit
- Occupational Therapy
- Patient Financial Services
- Pediatric Rehabilitation
- Physical Therapy
- Physician Recruiting
- Rehab Services
(Occupational, Physical, Speech)
- Respiratory Care
- Sleep Disorders
- Speech Therapy
- Surgical Services
- Swing Bed Unit
- Women's Services
- Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine