Giving Birth in Smithfield

Deliver your baby in soothing surroundings at the UNC Health Johnston Women’s Pavilion in Smithfield—a center designed for your and your family’s comfort.

Your Labor & Delivery Suite

Nurse adjusting bed in a birthing suite

Welcome your newborn in a spacious suite with:

  • Room service
  • Private bathroom
  • Large windows and plenty of natural light
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Phone
  • Temperature and lighting that you can control
  • Space for your healthy newborn to stay at your bedside

After delivery, spend the rest of your hospital stay in one of our comfortable postpartum rooms.

Arriving at the Hospital

When you arrive to give birth, use the Women’s Pavilion driveway and entrance off North Street. You’ll find parking near the covered, wheelchair-accessible entryway.

Check in at the registration desk right inside. If you preregistered, your check-in will go quickly, and you and your partner can focus on your health.

Visitor Services & Amenities

Waiting area

Your family members and friends will appreciate our convenient hospital gift shop and the cafeteria. After you give birth, invite them to visit you in your postpartum room or wait for you in a reception area decorated with unique, colorful local artwork.

Take a Virtual Tour

Explore the comfortable labor, delivery, and postpartum areas at UNC Health Johnston in Smithfield. After opening the virtual tour, select “Additional 360° Views.”

Your Personalized Birth Experience

Count on your maternity care team to help you follow your birth plan as closely as possible. Consider:

  • Bringing your own music
  • Delaying umbilical cord clamping to let your newborn receive more blood and iron from your body
  • Trying different labor positions, including using a birthing ball or peanut ball
  • Exploring various pain-relief options, such as an epidural, warm shower, and intravenous (IV) pain medication

Sign Up for a Tour

Call us to register for a tour of:

  • Johnston Health Women’s Center in Clayton: 919-585-8155
  • Johnston Health Women’s Pavilion in Smithfield: 919-938-7800

You and your partner can ask questions, meet members of the maternity care team, and see the labor and delivery suites firsthand.

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