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

Held in the OB/New Beginnings Unit of the hospital, 6:00 pm-8:30 pm on the following dates:
 - February 10, 2020
 - April 20, 2020
 - June 15, 2020
 - August 10, 2020
 - October 12, 2020
 - December 14, 2020                                                                                                                                      

 There is no cost for the class. Participants MUST register by calling, 803.405.7174. Space is limited.



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. 


Visiting Hours

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).


Waiting Room 

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.


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.


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. Chantell Albert
  • Dr. Danielle Davis
  • Dr. Becky White

Family Practice
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

Oscar F. Lovelace, Jr.

Oscar F. Lovelace, Jr. , MD

T 803.364.4852
F 803.364.2014

Family Medicine

Franco B. Godoy

Franco B. Godoy, MD

T 864.445.2250
F 864.445.7332

Family Medicine

Gisella E. Godoy

Gisella E. Godoy, MD

T 864.445.2250
F 864.445.7332


Spencer Lovelace

Spencer Lovelace, MD

T 803.364.4852
F 803.364.2014

Family Medicine

William M. “Chip” Dixon, III

William M. “Chip” Dixon, III, MD

T 803.364.4852
F 803.364.2014

Family Medicine