Meanwhile, the Cookeville Crazy Quilter’s group recently made a donation of baby quilts to The Birthing Center at Cookeville Regional. The group donated 16 quilts in a variety of colors to be distributed to new mothers in need.
“This is a wonderful donation that we greatly appreciate,” says Lynn Walker, RN and Clinical Coordinator of The Birthing Center. “When new mothers come in to deliver, it is really nice to be able to offer them assistance with items they can take home to care for the new baby if they need it.”
Delivering close to 1,600 babies per year, The Birthing Center focuses on patient needs by providing private rooms with home-like atmospheres. Recently, the Center underwent an expansion and now offers 12 private, labor-delivery-recovery rooms and a 32 –bed well baby nursery along with a six- bed intermediate nursery for infants needing more specialized care. Natural childbirth options are also available and a lactation consultant is available for new mothers who wish to breastfeed. Classes are available including prenatal, childbirth and infant care. For information about these classes, call the Education Center at Cookeville Regional at
931-783-2039. For more information about The Birthing Center, call (931) . 783-2296