The Women's Center 
Dianne Hawthorne, RNC, BSN, Director

(843) 689-8268

Hilton Head Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of our new Women's Center. The Center consists of 4 Labor/Delivery/Recovery rooms, 8 Postpartum rooms, an operating suite, and term nursery with capacity for eight infant bassinets.

Common Services/Procedures provided on the OB Unit include, but are not limited to:

  • Normal spontaneous vaginal deliveries
  • Cesarean sections – primary/repeat
  • Continuos uterine and fetal monitoring
  • Medication therapy (terbutaline, magnesium sulfate, etc.) for pre-term labor
  • Amniocentesis
  • Amnioinfusion
  • Anesthesia (epidurals, spinals, general, pudential)
  • Hydration and sedation
  • Breech version
  • Breast feeding education
  • Dietary/nutritional counseling
  • Non-stress tests
  • Augmentation and induction of labor
  • Newborn assessment/care
  • Blood patch
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean section

Clinical competencies of registered Nurses on staff include:

  • AWHONN (Association of Women's Health – Obstetrical and Neonatal Nurses) in fetal heart monitoring
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program Provider (this is in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association.)
  • Therese Murray, RN is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

People access service through referrals from physicians' offices, radio advertising for classes and sibling tours and word-of–mouth from other patients.

Pre-registration for the hospital admission is available.

Prepared childbirth classes are recommended by local obstetricians. Information can be obtained by calling (843) 689-8285.

Sibling Visitation Tours are available once a month – call (843) 689-8285.

Breast Feeding Support  -- call (843) 689-8269.

Serial Non-Stress Tests especially for twin pregnancy. Patient will be pre-registered and registered weekly with a different admission number. Patient must provide a written order from physician's office.