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Maternity Services

Comfort and Convenience
The Women's Services Department provides services to obstetrical patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the provision of care during pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum and neonatal periods.

The Labor and Delivery Department is located on the second floor with four Labor and Delivery Rooms and a Cesarean Section Room. The Nursery is located on the second floor and is divided into a regular and an isolation area with a work room located between the two areas. 

Perfect Place To Welcome Your Baby
The personal attention you'll receive from our highly-trained staff and the comfortable setting of the AMMC Women's Services Department provides the perfect place for the birth of your baby.
After your baby is born, AMMC will supply all the attention your newborn deserves, with a fully-equipped and an expertly staffed nursery and 'round the clock care! 

A Tradition Of Excellence In Maternity Care
At AMMC, our goal is to help healthy mothers deliver healthy babies. That's why, right from the start of your pregnancy through delivery and beyond, our highly skilled medical staff will give you and your baby all the personal attention and care you need.

And, at Arkansas Methodist, we are pleased to offer a Women's Services Educator who specializes in prenatal education to include childbirth preparation, breastfeeding and infant safety as well as lactation services that include inpatient and outpatient consultations. Shawna McMinn, RN, IBCLC teaches these classes. For more information,, visit the Find an Event tab through this website or click here.

Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is a Gold Safe Sleep Champion. Based on the facility's commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep, the hospital earned this recognition and is one of the first in the state of Arkansas to receive the title.

 What is infant safe sleep?

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants between 1 month and 1 year of age. This is what you can do to help your baby sleep safely and to reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS.



To create a safe sleep environment:

·         Always place a baby on his or her back to sleep, for naps and at night, to reduce the risk of SIDS.

·         Use a firm sleep surface, covered by a fitted sheet; a crib, bassinet, portable crib or play yard that conforms to the safety standards of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recommended.

·         Your baby should not sleep in an adult bed, on a couch or on a chair alone, with you, or with anyone else.

·         Keep your baby’s sleep area in the same room where you sleep (for the infants first year). Room sharing not bed sharing. Always place the baby in a safety-approved crib, bassinet, portable crib for sleep.

·         Sitting devices like bouncy seats, swings, infant carriers or strollers should not be used for routine sleep.

·          Keep soft objects such as pillows and blankets, toys and bumpers out of your baby’s sleep area.

·         Wedges and positioners should not be used.

·         Do not smoke during pregnancy or allow smoking around your baby.

·         Do not let your baby get too hot during sleep.

·         Breastfeed your baby.

·         Give your baby a dry pacifier that is not attached to a string for naps and at night to reduce the risk of SIDS after breastfeeding is established.

·         Supervised Skin to Skin is recommended to all mothers and infants immediately following birth regardless of feeding or delivery, (as soon as mother is medically stable, awake and able to respond to her newborn) and to continue for at least an hour.  Once mother starts to get sleepy, return baby to bassinet.


·         Follow health care provider guidance on your baby’s vaccines and regular health checkups.

For additional information and education on safe sleep please visit:

The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids, a Pittsburgh-based organization dedicated to preventing infant, sleep-related deaths due to accidental suffocation. In addition to being Cribs for Kids partners, AMMC is recognized for following safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and providing training programs for parents, staff and the community. Community outreach includes the Beautiful Beginnings Prenatal Education classes.