Having a baby is a miraculous event you’ll remember for the rest of your life. At Frankfort Regional Medical Center, an entire network of maternity and birth specialists—including nurses and related clinical staff—is available to collaborate on your care, right here in your community. We’re committed to making your pregnancy and birth experience safe and joyful—putting you and your baby at the center of everything we do.
Expert, Compassionate Maternity Care
Frankfort Regional is recognized for providing pregnancy and birth services that meet the highest standards of care. When you choose our Center for Women's Health for your maternity care, you benefit from:
- Comprehensive services, from prenatal education to help with caring for your new baby
- An experienced, highly trained and specialized staff who love what they do and work as a team to care for you and your family
- Personalized care with a range of birthing options, including midwifery and Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) delivery, in our family-centered environment
- The latest technology and evidence-based best practices to ensure a safe pregnancy and birth
- A labor tub, also known as a birthing pool or labor pool, designed to ease the pain of child birth and provide labor management for those patients desiring to use labor hydrotherapy
- Our strong commitment to breastfeeding, supported by our dedicated staff and physicians, our lactation consultants and demonstrated by the successful experiences of our patients
- Our emphasis on newborn safety and security, including our infant security system
Watch as Nicole Cox describes her experience regarding the birth of her second child at the Center for Women's Health at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
Watch as Nicole Cox describes how she was catered to with the birth of her second child at the Center for Women's Health at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
Watch as Nicole Cox compares her most recent delivery experience at Frankfort Regional Medical Center with the birth of her second child to her experience at a Lexington hospital from her first child.
Watch as Nicole Cox describes her OB/GYN, Stephen Hall, MD at Frankfort Regional Medical Center, and how he cares for his patients.
Watch as OB/GYN Stephen Hall, MD at Frankfort Regional Medical Center, describes what makes Frankfort Regional different from other area hospitals, including some of it's best kept secrets.
Watch as OB/GYN Stephen Hall, MD at Frankfort Regional Medical Center, describe the nursing care at the Center for Women's Health, as both a physician and a father of three children.
Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Some pregnancies are high-risk and demand a specialized level of care during both pregnancy and delivery. Other pregnancies may encounter unexpected problems. At birth, many of these babies require the care of a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Affiliated with Norton Children's Hospital, our Level II nursery provides specialized medical care for newborns, so that parents can stay within the community to deliver. Plus, mothers and babies won’t have to be separated to get the care they need, which makes life much easier on mom.
Pregnancy Care and Classes
Become an active participant in your pregnancy care and learn about your choices for labor and delivery. Explore Frankfort Regional’s prenatal and parenting classes to help you and your family prepare for the birth of your child. For an overview of our classes, visit our Classes & Events.
Between morning sickness and weight gain concerns, healthy nutrition can be a challenge during pregnancy. Our registered dietitians can help you sort through the myths and find a nutritional balance that’s healthy for you and your baby. A small percentage of women develop diabetes during pregnancy. We can help women with gestational diabetes—the inability to regulate blood sugar levels properly—navigate the issues associated with this often temporary condition. Learn more about our nutrition services.
Labor and Delivery
The Center for Women's Health at Frankfort Regional Medical Center celebrates the uniqueness of every birth. Experience our superior, personalized care before, during and after delivery in our spacious, private birthing rooms large enough for family members to help welcome your newborn.
After Your Baby Arrives
Once your baby is here, we’ll take good care of everyone. We offer family-centered attention and sleep accommodations for your significant other. Our certified lactation consultants help you and your baby get a good start with breastfeeding and provide as much follow-up support as you need.
Mom 365 brings beautiful newborn photography right to your hospital room. During your hospital stay, the photographer will visit your room to schedule an appointment for your baby's first official portrait session.
Find an OB Provider
If you don’t yet have an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN)—a doctor who delivers babies and cares for women’s health—it’s important to find one early in your pregnancy to ensure proper care for you and your baby. All of our OB/GYNs are board-certified and meet the highest professional standards. We also have certified nurse midwives available to provide the very best care to you and your baby.
Find a Pediatrician
Choosing a pediatrician—a doctor who cares for infants, children and teenagers—is another vital step in preparing for your new baby. You may want to ask your obstetrician for recommendations or choose from our network of pediatricians.