• Labor & Delivery

    Having your baby at a Wellmont hospital

    Congratulations – you’re having a baby! Now what?

    There are few things in life as exciting as welcoming a new baby. To ensure your little one comes into the world in the best possible way, Wellmont Health System has made sure everything you need is here for you and your growing family.

    We offer four birthing centers for your convenience:

    • Kingsport, TN – Birthplace at Holston Valley Medical Center
    • Bristol, TN – New Life Birthing Center at Bristol Regional Medical Center
    • Greeneville, TN – Birthing Center at Takoma Regional Hospital
    • Big Stone Gap, VA – The Birthing Inn at Lonesome Pine Hospital

    Am I really in labor?

    Contrary to what the movies and TV might lead you to believe, sometimes it is hard to tell whether you're actually in labor.

    OB/GYN Dr. Alison Sullivan discusses the signs of labor in this video.

    Once you get to the hospital – how to register

    What do you need to have with you?

    When you arrive at the hospital, you'll at least need to have your:

    • Photo ID, such as a driver’s license
    • Insurance card

    (You can find suggestions for other items to bring to the hospital here.)

    Registering at Holston Valley

    When you arrive at Holston Valley for delivery, take the A elevators to the third floor and check in at our reception desk.

    Registering at Bristol Regional

    When you arrive at Bristol Regional for delivery, please use the outdoor entrance on the East side, which is to the left of the main entrance. Take the elevators to the second floor and the Deborah H. Quillen Birthing Center entrance will be on the right, where you can go through the doors and check in at our reception desk.

    Registering at Takoma Regional

    When you arrive for delivery during business hours, please go to Takoma Regional's main entrance and check in at the reception desk. You will be directed to take the elevator to the fourth floor, where you'll turn left and push a buzzer to be let into the birthing center.

    After 8 p.m., please go to the emergency department to register.

    Registering at Lonesome Pine

    When you arrive at Lonesome Pine, follow the sign to the ER, which is where registration is located. After a few questions by one of our nurses, you will be sent to the Birthing Inn on the first floor. There is a large sign for the center. Birthing Inn is a secure section of the hospital, so you'll need to ring the doorbell on the right to be let in.

    After you register

    A nurse will ask you for your identification and insurance cards. They will be returned to you immediately after scanning them to the admissions office.

    You will be asked many of the same questions any time you visit the hospital. This allows our staff to know if anything has changed. These questions are very important and provide us with necessary information to provide the best care for you and your baby.

    Further assessment in your delivery room

    You will then be shown to your labor room and introduced to the nursing staff, who will begin an assessment. During this time, you will be asked questions about your medical history, birthing preferences and who you have selected for your pediatrician, which you’ll want to research prior to your arrival.

    If you have a birth plan, this will be the time to discuss it with your nurse.

    After your assessment, your doctor will be notified you've been admitted. If your doctor is not on call, another physician from that practice will provide care to you during your labor and delivery.

    Still have questions?

    You can find answers to many commonly asked questions about labor and delivery.

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    Call anytime for an OB/GYN referral. Nurses are available now to help you find a doctor and answer your questions.

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  • find childbirth classes in Kingsport, Bristol

    Classes for new and expecting parents

    Wellmont offers childbirth, baby care, breastfeeding and new sibling classes in the Tri-Cities.