Our patient- and family-centered approach to care guides and supports you throughout your journey.

Starting prenatal care early — even before you get pregnant — will benefit your health and that of your baby. At ECU Health, family planning services and maternity care are designed entirely around you. Our skilled and caring teams of doctors, nurses and other professionals work with you to make your birthing experience special, safe and memorable.

Advanced technology ensures exceptional care for mothers and newborns. Our obstetricians, anesthesiologists and nurses are highly skilled and respected for their expertise. Should your baby need extra attention, neonatologists are available to provide your little one with specialized care.

Prepare and Preregister

Preregister to save time and energy when the time comes to have your baby. All you’ll need to do is complete a simple form, preferably by your 28th week of pregnancy. You can do this online—through your existing MyChart account or by creating one. ECU Health will contact you close to your due date to complete the process.

High-Risk Pregnancy Care

Young woman with diabetes enjoying the last month of her pregnancy

If you experience complications during pregnancy or have a pre-existing condition that raises your risks, your OB/GYN may refer you to the team of maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) physicians at ECU Health. Here, we are offer a wide range of tests and treatments to help diagnose and manage even the most complex conditions and complications.

You may need specialized care if you:

  • Are carrying a baby that may have a genetic or medical problem
  • Have a history of pregnancy-related complications like preeclampsia or gestational diabetes
  • Have a history of preterm (premature) birth or stillbirth
  • Have a condition that can make pregnancy risky, like high blood pressure or an autoimmune disorder
  • Are carrying multiples, such as twins or triplets
  • Will be 35 years old or older at the time of delivery

Throughout your pregnancy, we will work closely with your OB/GYN to manage prenatal care and coordinate with any specialists – like endocrinologists, pediatric surgeons, pediatric cardiologists and more – who will care for you or your baby.

Why ECU Health?

MFM physicians at ECU Health excel in the diagnosis and management of conditions like:

Programs & Support

We offer a variety of services and support programs to help guide you through your pregnancy and childbirth journey. From outfitting your bump to capturing that moment your newborn arrives, we’re here to put you at ease.

Classes, Tours and Support Groups

Becoming a parent is an exciting time in your life, and we’re pleased to offer support during this milestone event. Explore these special programs and activities to help inform your journey.

Online Prenatal Education

Knowledge is a powerful medicine. Participate in our online prenatal education programs and stay informed on all you need know leading up to your due date.

Newborn Photography

Bella Baby Newborn Photography at ECU Health Medical Center (Greenville) is available to capture your baby’s first picture with a natural, artistic style. Your complimentary photo session takes place in your hospital room. Please ask your nurse if you have any questions.

Maynard Children’s Hospital

The lobby at the James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital at ECU Health Medical Center.

At the ECU Health Maynard Children’s Hospital, you’ll find care designed for the unique needs of your child. We involve families from start to finish and offer environments created just for kids.


ECU Health Medical Center - Greenville NC- Virtual Tour

Chowan Childbirth Class