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Women's and Children's Services

Maternity and high-risk pregnancy care in Charleston

Whether you are first-time parents or seasoned pros, every childbirth experience is unique. We realize you will have plenty of questions and decisions to make, so please use our team as a resource for information and to help you through this new phase in your life.



Specialized care for your pregnancy

Our staff is extensively trained in caring for you and your new baby 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Trident Health delivers consistent family oriented maternity and newborn care to support you and your family throughout pregnancy and delivery. Our tradition of excellence has lead us to be one of the leading choices for maternity care in the Lowcountry.

Our team encourages practices such as rooming in, skin-to-skin bonding time, and offers breastfeeding support with lactation consultants.

Below is additional information to prepare you for your visit to our facility:

Pre-admission

Obtain a maternity pre-admission form from your physician’s office. Fill it out and send it to the hospital. Military personnel need to obtain a non-availability statement before being hospitalized. Insurance Benefits

Check with your insurance company immediately to learn about the length of stay and other maternity-related costs and benefits that are covered. If you are unsure about your charges or financial requirements related to your stay, one of our financial counselors will be happy to talk with you.

Making it official

A representative from the hospital’s Medical Records Department will be visiting you to obtain information needed to register the birth of your child. You will be given a form to mail to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control to obtain a copy of your child’s birth certificate. DHEC charges $12 for a copy. Trident Health does not collect money for birth certificates.

The medical records representative also will ask if you would like a social security number and card issued for your child. If you would like one, the federal government will issue it automatically when the birth is registered. This takes up to 12 weeks. You do not need to pay for a social security number nor do you need to pay the “Federal Records Service” fee of $15 to process an application.