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Trust your labor and delivery needs to our team.

At Cumberland Medical Center, we’re passionate about helping to deliver an exceptional birth experience—for you and your baby. 

Our team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and medical assistants, representatives, and financial counselors. Interpretation services are also available onsite.

We’re here to provide top-quality maternity care services to the families we serve.

Pregnant mother speaks with her OB/GYN about maternity services.
Pregnant woman poses with her hand on her belly as she prepares to deliver her baby at a Covenant Health hospital.

Why trust Cumberland Medical Center with your maternity care needs?

Cumberland is a Blue Distinction Center+ in Maternity Care from Blue Cross Blue Shield.

The hospital was proud to be one of 10 hospitals state-wide to receive the “BEST for Babies” award in 2021 from the Tennessee Hospital Association and Tennessee Department of Health. It was also named a “Best Maternity Hospital” in 2020 by Newsweek.

Nearly 700 babies are born annually in our hospital’s private 12-bed maternity suites. OB-GYNs on the medical staff who deliver newborns at Cumberland include: Brad Leath, MD; Christine Pham, MD; and William Smith, MD.

Private Birthing Suites

Our Cumberland Medical Center maternity suites provide families with a warm and welcoming environment. While you’re in labor, our nurses will help comfort and assist you, by monitoring your progress and communicating closely with your physician.

Our new maternity suites provide everything doctors, nurses and other maternal specialists need to provide you with excellent care. 

Our experienced labor and delivery staff utilize advanced medical technology, and are well-equipped to manage C-section (cesarean) births and other surgical procedures. 

Each suite is a private, full labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum room. Each room includes a private bathroom and shower, a window to provide natural light, a private phone line, television, and rocking chair, as well as comfortable sleeping accommodations for your support person.

Many women find their birthing experience is more comfortable when they have someone close to them by their side. A support person may accompany you through your delivery. Your support person may also accompany you if a cesarean birth is necessary.

Families usually spend up to two hours in the Labor and Delivery suite after the birth of their baby. This is a time for you to bond with your baby and rest following your delivery. Grandparents may visit at this time. We make every effort to keep you and your baby together after delivery, even if a cesarean birth is required.

Free Childbirth Education Classes

Cumberland Medical Center offers childbirth education classes to prepare mothers and families before and after the birth of a child. 

Cumberland Medical Center childbirth classes include topics such as—
  • Nutrition, Diet, and Weight Gain
  • Labor and Birth
  • Signs of Labor
  • Breathing and Relaxation
  • Infant Care: Bathing, Grooming, Diapering, and Sleeping
  • Breast and Bottle Feeding

Classes are free, but enrollment is limited. Registration is required for all classes. To register or to learn more about childbirth classes at Cumberland Medical Center, call 931-484-9511.

Newborn Celebration Meal

A Celebration Meal is offered to new parents after the birth of their baby. 

Before the baby and mother are discharged from the hospital, the proud parents are given a choice of grilled flank steak, smoky mountain bbq, or chicken cordon bleu, complete with sides and condiments. 

The tray arrives at the mother’s room on a cart draped in white linen with linen napkins and a congratulatory cake and sparkling grape juice.

Safe Sleep Info and Resources

Ensure your baby’s safety by practicing safe sleeping habits. The Tennessee Department of Health encourages helpful tips on keeping your newborn safe while sleeping because it is a vital measure in preventing infant-related deaths. 

In 2020, Tennessee had 495 babies die before reaching their first birthday. Of this, 25 percent of these deaths were due to sleep-related causes. 

Safe Sleep Resources— 

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Contact Cumberland Medical Center

For more information on our maternity, labor, and delivery services, call us at 931-484-9511, or reach out via our online contact form

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Cumberland Medical Center is a proud member of Covenant Health, our region’s top-performing healthcare network. To learn more about women’s health services, treatment, and resources near you, view our full listing of Covenant Health women’s service providers.


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We are committed to improving the quality of life in East Tennessee through better health. In partnership with our generous donors, Covenant’s 10,000+ employees, physicians, and volunteers are providing outstanding care for our patients and their families.

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