New Beginnings Birthing Unit
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 803.405.7174.
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. The classes are free to our OB patients and lunch is provided. You must register for the classes. To register, call 803.405.7484.
Childbirth & Newborn Classes
Taught by a certified Registered Nurse. The class is designed to prepare and teach the expectant family what's needed for a pleasant experience and wonderful memories from labor to diapers. Call 803.405.7484 for the upcoming classes.
Classes are held every other month
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. On 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. We encourage the father of your baby or other support to be with you in the Labor/Delivery/Recovery Postpartum (LDRP). Please advise the nursing staff of your plans when you are admitted.
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. One visitor may stay with the new Mom overnight (must be 18 years of age).
There is a family waiting room located down the hall from the New Beginnings' entrance. 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 "3" for an outside line.
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.
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
- Dr. Rebecca Biscoglia
These physicians deliver babies and care for newborns and children:
- Dr. Chip Dixon*
- Dr. Franco Godoy*
- Dr. Gisella Godoy
- Dr. Oscar Lovelace, Jr.*
- Dr. Spencer Lovelace∗
* These Family Practice physicians are credentialed to do operative obstetrics, which includes caesarean 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