UAB Women & Infants Center

1700 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
205.934.3411
 

The UAB Women and Infants Center is a world-class health care facility dedicated solely to the care of women and infants. From inpatient surgical care to routine outpatient office visits, the UAB Women and Infants Center provides complete care for mother and baby under one roof. The state-of-the-art facility offers a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere and expert medical staff. UAB is the only hospital in the state where high-risk maternal and fetal physicians are available in-house 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We also provide the area’s only 24/7 Maternity Evaluation Unit for assessment of any pregnancy questions that might arise at gestational age of 16 weeks or greater. 

The 400,000-square-foot hospital is one of the first in the Southeast to feature all private neonatal intensive care nursery and continuing care nursery rooms. It also offers private labor, antepartum, postpartum, and gynecology patient rooms. The private room design enhances maternal, family, and infant bonding. Specialized isolation rooms and suites designed for twins and triplets further enhance the family atmosphere. We even provide lounges, kitchenettes, dens, play areas, and sleeping quarters for a support person.

Everything in the Women and Infants Center is designed with patient comfort and family-centered care in mind. This welcoming environment is home to UAB's highly-trained and compassionate physicians, nurses and other health professionals, as well as advanced services and sophisticated medical technology dedicated to the care of healthy and high-risk pregnant women, healthy and high-risk newborns, and women receiving care for a variety of gynecological problems, including gynecological cancers.

The following office suites are housed at the Women and Infants Center:

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic (High Risk OB)
    • Prenatal Genetics Clinic
    • Fetal Diagnosis and Care Clinic
    • First Trimester Screening Clinic
    • Multiples Clinic
  • Gynecologic Oncology (Women’s Cancers)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Hotel-like Amenities

We built the UAB Women & Infants Center with every need of the patient in mind:

  • All private patient rooms, with accommodations for a spouse or support person to sleep
  • Made-to-order room service meals and celebration meals
  • Flat-screen TVs and DVD players in each room
  • Family lounges with computer centers and children's playrooms
  • Patient and family laundries
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Mini-refrigerators in patient rooms
  • Family sleep rooms for special needs
  • Chapel, quiet rooms and other family support spaces
  • Lactation center and breast-feeding support

Patient and Family Friendly

Amenities in the new UAB Women and Infants Center offer a home-like atmosphere.

In addition to the outstanding clinical care offered to our patients, families and visitors will have access to:

  • Outdoor park and fountain
  • Family lounges, snack kitchens, and playrooms
  • Space for a parent, spouse, or support person to stay in each room
  • Valet parking and secure connected self-parking
  • Wireless Internet access for guests
  • Chapel and quiet rooms
  • Showers, laundries, parent sleep rooms, and other support spaces
  • Professional and community education spaces

Ground Floor
The main entrance to the Women and Infants Center is located on the ground floor. Valet parking is available during normal business hours. The lobby contains the guest services desk, which is manned 24 hours a day, along with a gift kiosk and DVD rental kiosk. There also are emergency delivery and newborn care areas.

Second Floor
Continuing Care Nursery

The second floor is dedicated to new or newly-expanded families, providing a family-focused environment, even when the newest member of the family requires an extended hospital stay. This floor features:

  • Private Continuing Care Nursery (CCN) rooms
  • A public area overlooking the Limbaugh Park of Hope, with an adjacent chapel and quiet room
  • Family lounges and children's playroom for siblings
  • A Family Hospitality Center with three family overnight rooms, showers, laundry, a snack kitchen, and other family support services
  • A multi-purpose/conference room for professional or family education and meetings

Third Floor
Labor and Delivery

The Women and Infants Center's third-floor newborn delivery facility houses the following:

  • Homelike labor, delivery and recovery (LDR) rooms with pull-out bed for dad or other support-giver, flat screen TVs, private bathrooms with showers, and other amenities
  • C-section rooms, including one bariatric room
  • Space, staff and equipment to care for healthy newborns in post-anesthesia recovery rooms, so that babies born via C-section can stay with mom in the immediate post-surgery recovery period
  • Private Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU) rooms with sleeping space for a family member
  • Special RNICU rooms designed for twins and triplets, also with sleeping space for a family member
  • A lobby and conveniently located family sub-waiting rooms
  • Family lounges, playrooms, and snack and other comfort spaces
  • Clinical support space including formula prep, pharmacy, medication prep, respiratory therapy and clinician work

Fifth Floor
Educational, Faculty and Support Services
The fifth floor is designed for educating families and new health care professionals, supporting quality-of-care research and facilitating other support services.

Sixth Floor
Ante-Partum and Post-Partum Services

The sixth floor of the Center will provide post-partum care for new moms, with rooming-in and holding nursery services for healthy newborns. The sixth floor features include:

  • Private ante-partum rooms
  • Private, family-oriented post-partum rooms
  • A post-partum procedure room
  • Procedure and holding nurseries (when a new mom needs a nap or break) with space for more than 40 newborns
  • A lactation center
  • Newborn audiology services
  • A family photo room, family lounge, and playroom
  • Professional and family education space
  • Clinical, nourishment and professional support space, and professional offices

Seventh Floor
Gynecology Services
In addition to delivery and infant care, the Women and Infant Centers also offers inpatient care for women receiving medical and/or post-surgical gynecology and gyn-oncology services, many of which are available nowhere else in the state.

The seventh floor features:

  • Private gynecology and gyn-oncology inpatient rooms
  • A family lounge and playroom
  • A pharmacy suite
  • Physician, staff, and patient education/conference rooms
  • Consultation and quiet family spaces

Ninth Floor

  •   Obstetrics and Gynecology  
  •   Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery  
  •   Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  •   Physician offices and medical office space

Tenth Floor

  Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic (High Risk OB)  

  • Prenatal Genetics Clinic   
  • Fetal Diagnosis and Care Clinic  
  • First Trimester Screening Clinic  
  • Multiples Clinic  
  • Gynecologic Oncology (Womens Cancers) 
  • Physician offices and medical office space

   

Directions and Map
The Women and Infants Center is located at the corner of 6th Avenue and 18th Street South. 

Parking

Parking for the UAB Women and Infants Center is available in the 4th Avenue Parking Deck, located at 18th Street and 4th Avenue South. Valet parking also is available. Obstetrics patients admitted to the Women and Infants Center will receive one free day of parking.

Visiting Hours
The UAB Women and Infants Center has an open visitation policy with no age requirements or set times. All visitors are required to check in on the first floor with the patient's name and room number to receive their visitor ID badge. If visitors are sick or have children that are sick, they are encouraged to stay home.
Note: The RNICU and Continuing Care Nursery have differing visiting hours.

Guest Services
A guest services desk, staffed 24/7, is located on the first floor of the Center if you have questions or need assistance with directions.

What to Bring With You
While individual visits to the Women and Infants Center will vary, all of our patients should bring with them a government-issued photo identification (driver's license, military ID, passport), insurance card, a list of medications with doses, and an Advanced Directive or Health Care Proxy document if applicable. Labor and Delivery patients can download this complete checklist

Paying Your Bill
Co-pay is due upon admittance, and any remaining payment due will be mailed after your stay with us.

Dining and Accommodations
Room-service-style meals are available for patients admitted to the Women and Infants Center. In addition, patients and their families may choose from a variety of dining options within the UAB North Pavilion Hospital (connected by sky bridge) and surrounding downtown Birmingham or may bring their own meals with them to the Center. Learn more in our Patient and Visitor Guide. 

Gifts
A full gift shop is also located in UAB's North Pavilion Hospital, connected by sky bridge.

If you would like to send flowers or a gift to a patient staying with us, please include hi or her name and room number and send your gift to:

1700 6th Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35249-6922

Pharmacy
There are a variety of pharmacies located in the medical center district of Birmingham, as well as a UAB pharmacy located in The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital.

RNICU and CCN Screenings
Visitors to the Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU) and Continuing Care Nursery (CCN) will be screened for contagious illness prior to entering those facilities to maintain the health of our smallest patients.

Smoking
Smoking is not permitted inside any UAB facility. There is a designated smoking area outside of the building. Please ask the guest services representative at the lobby desk for directions to the designed smoking area.

Special Needs
The UAB Women and Infants Center is equipped to serve patients with special needs. The entire Center is wheelchair accessible. For patients who do not speak English, the Center has 24/7 access to interpreters as well as a Language Line.

Pastoral Services and Chapel
The Women and Infants Center Chapel, located on the second floor, is open 24/7. Sunday services are held in the West Pavilion Chapel.

Business Center
The Women and Infants Center is equipped with public computers and printers on each floor in the Family Rooms.

Breastfeeding
Board-certified  lactation consultants are available to answer questions about breastfeeding, pumping, and storage.

The Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU) at UAB’s Women & Infants Center provides the best possible care for babies born too soon or who are ill. In conjunction with The Children's Hospital of Alabama, UAB is classified as a Level IV RNICU, the highest level possible and the only Level IV in the state. With 56 private rooms able to accommodate 63 babies, including special rooms for twins and triplets, the RNICU was planned around the needs of each newborn and their families, and it is well-equipped to handle any situation that may arise. The Center also houses UAB’s Continuing Care Nursery (CCN), a step-down unit where families will find private rooms for the extended care necessary once a baby is well enough to leave the RNICU. Learn More about the RNICU.