|The Regional Medical Center’s maternity care unit, Her Place, offers many of the comforts of home while maintaining a superior level of medical care. All maternity rooms are well equipped for labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum care, while maintaining a private, cozy atmosphere. Mothers have the option of the baby rooming in or spending their first hours in our fully equipped newborn nursery. Prepared childbirth and sibling classes are offered to help guide expectant parents and big brothers and sisters through the joys and realities of a new baby. |
Women & Children Programs
- Prepared Childbirth
Comprehensive, five-session course incorporating lecture, discussion and breathing exercises. For more information or to register for the next course, call 803-395-2819 (toll free in SC: 800-476-3377, ext. 2819).
$50 (Registration required.)
- Breastfeeding Support Telephone Line
For breastfeeding questions or concerns, call our lactation consultant at 803-395-2177 (toll free in SC: 800-476-3377, ext. 2177). Leave a message, and the lactation consultant will return your call between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., seven days a week.
- Breastfeeding Friends Support Group For pregnant women considering breastfeeding and breastfeeding moms and their babies up to 9 months of age, this support group will provide moms with companionship, interesting topics and a lactation consultant for questions. Call Donna Rhame at 803-395-2177 (toll free in SC: 800-476-3377, ext. 2177) for more information.
FREE (No registration required.)
- Sibling Class
Older siblings learn what to expect when baby arrives.
Call 803-395-2819 for more information or to register for next class.
$10 (Registration required)
- Car Safety Seat Checks
Be sure your child’s car seat is installed correctly, and your child is safely buckled in. For more information on the next Car Seat Safety Check, call Safe Kids of Orangeburg, Bamberg and Calhoun Counties, 803-395-2822 (toll free in SC: 800-476-3377, ext. 2822).
While in the hospital you will be given a birth certificate worksheet from South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). This worksheet is used to gather the information required for your baby's birth certificate and includes the question of whether or not you want the Regional Medical Center (RMC) to apply for your baby's Social Security number. Before you are discharged from the hospital, you will be visited by an RMC Health Information Management (medical records) employee who will answer any questions you may have and will also pick up the completed DHEC worksheet.
The Regional Medical Center cannot issue birth certificates. You may obtain the birth certificate from the Vital Records Office in person or by writing to:
|Long Form Only:|
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
|Short Form Only:|
Vital Records Office
P.O. Box 1126
Orangeburg, SC 29115
There is a $12 fee for the first copy and a $3 additional fee for each extra copy requested the same time.
If you wish to obtain the birth certificate through the mail, please submit a written request with money order (no checks accepted) and include the following information:
You may also obtain the birth certificate application by visiting www.scdhec.gov (go to Vital Records and then click on “Birth Certificate”).
- Name of Child
- Date of child's birth
- Mother's maiden name
- Father's name (if mother is married or if Paternity Acknowledgement was completed)
- Current mailing address
- Signature of mother or father requesting the certificate and date of signature
The Vital Records Office staff asks that you wait two to three weeks after your baby's birth before requesting the birth certificate. It is very important to purchase your child's birth certificate before his/her first birthday.
If you have questions, please contact the State Vital Records Office at 803-898-3630.
Please link to these pages for more information regarding:
- Online Baby Nursery To better meet the needs of our patients, the Regional Medical Center offers newborn parents the option to have their baby's photo placed on our Web site before leaving the hospital. This service is offered through our Newborn Nursery. Parents may decide whether or not they would like to post their child's photo on their secure Web site.
- Pediatric Hospitalists at the Regional Medical Center
Pediatric Hospitalists are highly trained, board-certified, pediatric clinicians who specialize in providing 24-hour, in-hospital care for pediatric patients who require hospitalization. Pediatric Hospitalists also attend deliveries and provide newborn care.
- Safe Kids of Orangeburg, Bamberg and Calhoun Counties
The mission on the Regional Medical Center’s nationally award-winning Safe Kids program is to decrease accidental injury to children including all safety issues related to children with emphasis on child safety seats and bicycle, gun, poison and water education.
- Breast Health Center
Accredited by the American College of Radiology, our Breast Health Center offers comprehensive services including digital mammography, stereotactic breast biopsies, breast ultrasounds and bone density tests.
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