Women experience unique health issues, from pregnancy and menopause to gynecological conditions, including uterine fibroids and pelvic floor disorders. Women’s concerns in heart health, cancer care, osteoporosis and autoimmune diseases can be distinctly different.
Our specialists are committed to providing exceptional care for women in every stage of life, and our services are designed to advance the health of women at every age. Expectant parents will find state-of-the-art technology, years of medical expertise and a warm, nurturing environment that combine to ensure a safe, comfortable and memorable experience at Cullman Regional’s Maternity Center.
Gynecology Services & Procedures
Our physicians, specialists and other clinicians provide routine and specialized care to help women prevent health issues, maintain good health and treat or manage conditions and disease. We collaborate with experts in related specialties as well, including urology, cardiology and more. A full list of our services include:
- gynecology exams
- abnormal menstrual periods
- abnormal pap smears
- ovarian masses
- pelvic pain
- polycystic ovarian syndrome
- sexually transmitted diseases
- urinary tract infections
- uterine bleeding
- gynecologic surgeries
- vaginal and abdominal laparoscopic hysterectomy
- D&C (dilation & curettage)
- endometrial ablation
- LEEP biopsies (loop electrosurgical excision procedure)
In a friendly, comfortable and compassionate environment, the Cullman Regional Maternity Center offers services and amenities to new moms, parents and babies.
- Choice of natural childbirth or any available form of anesthesia
- Personal nursing care throughout labor
- “Rooming in” option and/or newborn nursery care for babies
- Prenatal education classes on childbirth and breastfeeding
- Lactation consultants for breastfeeding concerns. Schedule an outpatient appointment by calling the Breastfeeding Help Line at (256) 737-2221.
- Comfortable labor/delivery/recovery/postpartum (LDRP) suites that allow mothers to deliver, recover and recuperate in the same room
- Post-surgery rooms for those who deliver by cesarean-section
Our rooms include the following amenities to provide you with comfort and safety:
- Infant warmer systems enclosed in custom cabinetry
- New fetal monitors
- Double-recliner sofa that converts to a twin bed to accommodate your spouse or guest
- Flat-screen televisions and DVD players
- Upgraded bathrooms with high-end custom tile showers and Corian countertops
Well-baby cribs in our newborn nursery can accommodate individual babies, twins or triplets. Advanced care beds and isolettes are available for newborns requiring extra assistance in transition, or those who require an extended stay.
The following newborn supplies are provided to help you welcome your new baby:
- Diapers and wipes
- Baby wash and lotion
- Hair brush
- White T-shirts
- Hand-knitted caps
- Formula, bottles and nipples for bottle-fed babies
- Medela breast pump, lanolin cream and breast pads for breastfeeding moms
- Bulb syringe
- Digital photos on online nursery
- Diaper bag
- Keepsake birth certificate with footprints
Online Childbirth Education
Can’t come to class? We can come to you!
An ideal option for expectant parents with busy work schedules, time constraints or medical conditions. The eight-chapter program is an interactive, web-based class using videos, personal birth stories, animations, activities and interactive games to teach essential information and prepare parents for childbirth. The class will help you:
- Understand pregnancy: what’s happening to your body, discomforts, warning signs, nutrition, exercise and more
- Learn about labor: preparing for birth, pre-labor signs, onset of labor, 3D animation of labor process and more
- See how stages of labor unfold: amazing real-life birth story videos
- Discover helpful comfort techniques: breathing, relaxation, massage, visualization, focal points, hydrotherapy, labor and pushing positions, advice for partners and more
Discounts are available for Cullman Regional Healthy Life members and patients with Medicaid. Call (256) 737-2600 to inquire
Your e-Class registration includes
- Online access for 90 days
- A tour of the Cullman Regional Maternity Center.
Our Maternity Team
Your comprehensive care team includes highly skilled obstetricians, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, family practitioners and board-certified pediatricians specializing in high-risk neonatal care. Our hospital professionals include registered nurses certified in neonatal resuscitation and fetal monitoring. In the Cullman Regional Emergency Room, some physicians are board certified in both pediatrics and emergency medicine, should your baby need emergency care following discharge from the hospital.
Lactation consultants are available to discuss your breastfeeding concerns and for outpatient appointments. You may call the Breastfeeding Help Line at (256) 737-2217.
George S. Allen, MD
Lisa G. Franklin, MD
Thomas Richard, MD
Shane Sheffield, MD
Glori A. Short, MD
John G. Wideman, MD
Mark K. Addison, MD,MPH
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine
Brian Corliss, MD
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine
Tara Fales, MD
B. Gregory Bostick M.D.
Walter Brumleve, MD
Christopher Coccia, DO
Richard Payne Dodd M.D.
Angelia Elliott M.D.
Rick Gober, M.D.
Adam Harrison, DO
Clyde Holloway, M.D.
Terry Matthew James, M.D.
Allen Jarzombek, MD
Joe T. Johnson, M.D.
Joseph R. Jowers, M.D.
G. Michael Machen, MD
Tom Montgomery, M.D.
Kathryn Pettit, MD
Michael Schendel, M.D.
Berenice C. Serpas, M.D.
H. James Sharpton, D.O.
Nicole Shaw, MD
David Shupe, DO
B. Mark Tafazoli, MD
Sleep Medicine, Family Practice
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to bring to the hospital for myself during labor?
- Cameras, memory stick, chargers, batteries
- Change for vending machines or snacks for partner
- Phone numbers of those you wish to call immediately
- Mouthwash, toothbrush, toothpaste
- Comfort measures and equipment (music, iPOD, rice pack, tennis ball, lotion, etc.)
- Baby book
What do I need to bring to the hospital for myself for after delivery?
- Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, hairdryer, makeup, deodorant)
- Slippers and robe
- 2-3 nightgowns or pj’s — button-down front or nursing gowns if nursing. You may, however, use hospital gowns if you prefer.
- 2-3 bras — nursing bras or snug-fitting for non-nursing moms
- Panties suitable for holding pads
- Something comfy to wear home (what you wore at 26 weeks)
- Laptop, wired for wireless (Call (256) 737-2649 for assistance.)
- Bow, wreath or other door decoration
What should I bring to the hospital for my baby?
- Socks, hats and mittens
- Clothes for baby photo and blanket for background
- Clothes and receiving blanket for going home
- Blankets (Some are provided for use while you are here.)
- Baby sleepers/gown (for use after triple dye on baby’s cord is dry, to prevent staining)
- Baby car seat already in place in your car
- Nursing pillow for breastfeeding moms