The Family Birth Center
The Family Birth Center at Highland Community Hospital in Picayune provides a family-centered option for your childbirth experience in Pearl River County.
When you choose to have your baby at Highland Community Hospital, you can be assured that you're choosing a relaxing and calming atmosphere with the most skilled physicians and staff, right here at home.
Labor and Delivery Suites
- Private labor and delivery rooms with birthing beds, surgical suites and a recovery room.
- Labor, delivery and recovery occur in the same room for your comfort and ease of transition.
- We welcome birthing coaches, and they may stay with you throughout labor and delivery.
What to Bring
lip balm, lotion and
Personal Items: two
nightgowns, robe, slippers,
support bras, panties and
your "going home"outfit.
Baby Items: baby blanket,
federally approved rear-
facing car seat, baby
book and baby outfit
nightgowns are difficult
to manage in a car seat)
- Postpartum rooms create a soothing atmosphere with all the comforts of home. The unit includes larger rooms to encourage family bonding, as well as allow the staff to continue providing family-centered patient care.
- At The Family Birth Center, we care for infants and their mothers together. This is "couplet" care, and it enhances bonding between the mother, baby and the family.
- Postpartum is the time when your family begins to bond, and it is a time for you and your newborn to stabilize after delivery. During postpartum, you may experience a range of emotions due to changes which occur following childbirth. Rest is important during the postpartum period, and our staff is here 24/7 to accommodate your needs during this time.
- The Family Birth Center staff will also help you with breastfeeding techniques, and other aspects of your newborn's care such as holding, feeding, bathing and dressing.
Highland Community Hospital is proud to be a Baby-Friendly designation.
This distinguished honor demonstrates that Highland is adhering to the highest standards of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. These standards are built on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, a set of evidence-based practices recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) for optimal infant feeding support in the precious first days of a newborn’s life.
About Baby-Friendly USA
As the accrediting body and national authority for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in the United States, Baby-Friendly USA is responsible for upholding the highest standards in infant feeding care by coordinating and conducting all activities necessary to confer the prestigious Baby-Friendly designation and ensure the widespread adoption of the BFHI in the US. Learn more about Baby-Friendly USA and the BFHI at www.babyfriendlyusa.org.