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Labor and Delivery at Mission Hospital McDowell

Having a baby is a monumental moment in a family’s life, which is why it is important to carefully select where the birth is given. More pregnant women choose Mission Health for childbirth than any other hospital or birthing center in western North Carolina. Whether you are in McDowell, Burke or Rutherford County or beyond, let the Mission Hospital McDowell Labor and Delivery team provide a customized delivery experience that fits the need for both mother and baby.

Why Choose Mission Hospital McDowell in Marion For Your Childbirth

There are many reasons why moms-to-be choose Mission Hospital McDowell in Marion, NC, as their choice birthing hospital. Here are a few perks of our maternity ward:

  • Spacious, comfortable and private delivery suites with majestic mountain views in every room
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technology
  • Access to the region’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Mission Hospital in Asheville
  • Mission Hospital McDowell boasts a low rate of C-section procedures
  • A customized delivery experience that fits the need for both mother and baby
  • Childbirth education classes
  • Celebrate with a special in-room dinner

Convenient Location

Mission Hospital McDowell

430 Rankin Dr, Marion, NC 28752

Labor and Delivery Suites

Mission Hospital McDowell offers spacious, comfortable and private delivery suites. Each suite offers large windows that showcase the majestic mountain views. Each suite is also equipped with smart room technology that increases safety, while also providing access to a variety of in-room movies, education resources and games.

Pause and celebrate the special occasion and milestone with a special in-room dinner, provided by our chefs.

Ask your doctor if they deliver at Mission Hospital McDowell or find a doctor who does here

Accepting the Most Insurances

Commercial Insurance:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • BMS TPA
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Crescent TPA
  • CWI Benefits
  • Healthgram TPA
  • Humana
  • Key Benefits Administrators TPA
  • MedCost
  • MedCost Ultra
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan PHCS
  • United Healthcare
  • WellPath
  • Western North Carolina Healthcare Coalition

Medicare Advantage Insurance:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Carolinacare Insurance
  • Gateway
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
  • WellCare

Note that some insurance plans may have limited network and geographical restrictions; however, emergency care is always in network. Consult your providers' office and/or insurance provider for your plan's specific details.

"My family and I wanted a little more holistic approach to delivering a baby." – Allie Webb, Preferred Midwife Delivery

How We Care for Moms and Babies

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Access

Should additional care be needed, giving birth at Mission Hospital McDowell provides direct access to the region’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Mission Hospital in Asheville. The NICU team cares for all high-risk newborns with prematurity, infections, respiratory distress syndrome, and surgical and genetic diagnoses. The team strives to actively partner with parents to provide compassionate and outstanding care.

Infant Transport Team Access

The infant transport team provides service for infants requiring transfer from Mission Hospital McDowell to Mission Hospital in Asheville, where the Mission Children’s Hospital NICU is located. The ability to travel by air and ground allows the team to travel in any type of situation or weather.

High-Risk Pregnancy Care and Support

Mission Hospital McDowell boasts a low rate of C-sections, which means reduced risks of infection and a quicker recovery time. Should mom and/or newborn require specialized or intensive care quickly, be assured that Mission Hospital McDowell’s supporting team of caregivers are there to provide the best care with the most care needed.

Our Certified Midwives

Our certified nurse midwives work alongside the Mission Hospital McDowell Labor and Delivery team to provide the best care with the most care. Midwives provide much of the same care that OB/GYN doctors provide for healthy women and low-risk births, and can be added to any customized delivery plan at Mission Hospital McDowell, fitting the need for both mother and baby.

Take a Maternity Tour at Mission Hospital McDowell

Hospital Tours

See firsthand all that Mission Hospital McDowell Labor and Delivery has to offer by touring the facility in person. Limited availability. Reservations are required. Call 828-659-5330 for more information.

Childbirth Classes

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

Gain self-confidence by learning basic breastfeeding techniques and other helpful information. Classes are offered twice a month. Reservations are required. Call 828-659-5330 for more information.

General Childbirth Education Class

Approach birth with confidence and relaxation by developing the skills needed. This class covers a variety of topics, including choices for labor and delivery, relaxing, breathing and positioning techniques, hospital tour, medical procedures, pain medication, infant care and more. Reservations are required. Call 828-659-5330 for more information.

Mission Hospital McDowell Labor and Delivery Tour

See firsthand all that Mission Hospital McDowell Labor and Delivery has to offer by touring the facility in person. Limited availability. Reservations are required. Call 828-659-5330 for more information.

Find a Doctor

Does your doctor deliver at Mission Hospital McDowell? If not, find a Mission doctor who does.

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