Finding out that you are pregnant can bring a rush of a million different feelings, thoughts, and plans. Once the initial shock and excitement start to wear off, you may feel overwhelmed with questions and what comes next in this journey. It is our hope that with this resource guide, we are able to answer some of those questions for Charleston moms. We hope that this will provide you with some guidance both during your pregnancy and after you give birth.
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From the simplest to the most complex obstetrical conditions, you and your little bundle are in the safest hands with our team of board-certified experts at MUSC Women’s Health.
We have six convenient locations around the Lowcountry for your prenatal care. And when it comes time to deliver, we’ve integrated MUSC Women’s Health with Children’s Health in the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital & Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion, to ensure experienced maternal-fetal medicine doctors and pediatric specialists are available to collaborate for the best outcomes for mom and baby.
This innovative children’s & women’s health care facility offers a Stork elevator that transports mothers from the hospital lobby directly to the maternity pavilion. The Labor & Delivery unit houses 36 mother/baby post-partum and mother-baby/antepartum rooms and seven couplet care rooms where mothers and newborn babies can recover together. The MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital offers the largest NICU in the region, the most comprehensive pediatric cardiac intensive care unit in the state and a team of women’s and pediatric care team members focused on delivering the highest quality of care and patient-centered experiences.
And, while prenatal care and delivery are just one chapter of your larger health journey, the MUSC Women’s Health care team offers preventative care and treatment for every age and stage of life from well-woman exams, pelvic floor disorders, and even more complex gynecological surgery.
Thompson Dove Law Group is a family building law firm assisting families throughout South Carolina. In addition to our work in adoption, we offer a full-service gestational surrogacy program.
Whether you are considering becoming a surrogate or growing your own family through surrogacy, we can guide you through every step of the process and we would be happy for you to consider our program for your experience.
We are proud to be the only surrogacy program in South Carolina with a licensed social worker on staff to provide support to gestational carriers who work with our program throughout their pregnancies.
If you had uncomplicated pregnancies and have ever had the desire to help an infertile couple, by carrying a child to whom you are not genetically related (using the intended couple’s embryo), while receiving compensation that may benefit your own family, we would love to hear from you!
Intended families that are part of our program are working with local fertility clinics, so you do NOT need to travel out of state. You are able to see your established OBGYN for the pregnancy and delivery! Our preliminary questionnaire for hopeful gestational carriers can be found here.
Roper St. Francis Healthcare is privileged to be your trusted partner from the earliest weeks of pregnancy through to recovery. We’re committed to the highest quality, compassionate care for mothers and babies.
Your experience matters, so we offer comfortable childbirth suites flooded with natural light to create a spa-like experience. Take a virtual tour.
Your safety is first, so our perinatology experts treat women with existing medical conditions, history of pregnancy complications and those who develop complications during pregnancy.
Our prenatal care initiative, CenteringPregnancy, brings together a small group of expectant mothers with OB/GYNs who learn from one another. The program improves outcomes in high-risk patients and increase breastfeeding and the wellbeing of moms. Certified lactation consultants are also available to assist breastfeeding mothers, and we offer breastfeeding support groups.
We deliver personalized attention and all the preventive care and treatment women need in each stage of life – from annual wellness exams and mammograms to gynecological surgery.
Your baby’s umbilical cord is made up of tissue and contains blood. Both cord blood and cord tissue are rich sources of powerful stem cells. Cord blood stem cells are currently used in transplant medicine to regenerate healthy blood and immune systems. These cells are being researched for their ability to act like our body’s own personal repair kit and may be able to help our bodies heal in new ways. Cbr® is the world’s largest and most experienced newborn stem cell company.
Since 1992, families have entrusted Cbr® to store more than 900,000 cord blood and cord tissue samples.
For more information, special pricing, and information on upcoming expectant parent webinars, please contact your local Cbr® consultant Erica Hoppenrath 843.323.7950.
At Bloom, our mission is to create a space for women to feel comfortable discussing sensitive topics related to their bodies and health, while offering advanced therapies that promote strength and overall well-being. Our primary focus is on:
- Prenatal & Postpartum Chiropractic
- Postpartum Rehab + Recovery
- Nutrition/Functional Medicine
- Soft Tissue Therapies
- Family Chiropractic
By offering a variety of services, our goal is to improve the way women approach their overall wellness, provide strategies for preserving their health, and promote physical and mental strength.
Dr. Cynthia Bugher believes strongly in listening to her patient’s concerns and developing a customized plan to help each patient reach their goals. Dr. Bugher holds dual degrees as a Doctor of Chiropractic and Registered Nurse. She is the only licensed practitioner in the state of South Carolina in The Bloom Method and is Webster Technique certified. Her passion lies in treating women as they move through the perinatal period. With extensive training in perinatal treatment & rehab, she is able to help moms stay comfortable and strong from pre-conception onward.
Bringing home your newborn is both a joyous and overwhelming experience.
Jenna helps families transition to life at home with a new baby by offering education, hands-on assistance, and emotional support during this special time. She’s there to nurture you and your baby with compassion, empathy, and an emphasis on maternal and infant mental health.
Jenna’s background as a registered nurse, social worker, and mom of two makes her a trusted resource for helping parents adjust to the changes that come with welcoming a tiny new family member.
Contact Jenna for a free consultation to learn more about her support offerings.
We Specialize in Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy serving women in the Charleston area navigate through pre- and postnatal symptoms, urinary or bowel issues, or pelvic pain. We believe in an active and hands-on approach to treatment where we look at the whole body to find the underlying cause of these Women’s Health issues to ensure you find lasting relief! Grounded in a sense of warmth & comfort, we’re passionate about providing positive, life-changing experiences for each unique individual.
Our primary focus is on:
- Prenatal Care
- Childbirth Preparation
- Postpartum Recovery
- Urinary Leakage
- Bowel issues
- Pain with intercourse
- Sciatica/ Low back/ Pubic Bone Pain
- Core issues/ Diastasis Recti
- Partnered with Sneak Peek DNA gender testing find out your babies gender as early as 7 weeks
- Gender ultrasounds starting at 14weeks
- Capture beautiful color 3D photos or color 4D live videos anytime throughout your pregnancy
- Heartbeat stuffed animal keepsakes available
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3 and 4D Ultrasounds:
Birthing Centers, Midwives, & Doulas:
Breastfeeding Center of Charleston
East Cooper Medical Center Breastfeeding Support Group
La Leche League of Charleston
Lowcountry Lactation Station
Mabel Mae’s Bakery
Mother’s Milk Bank
MUSC Women’s Health Lactation (Breastfeeding) Services
Roper St. Francis Healthcare-Outpatient Lactation Services
The Lactation Club for Moms
Cord Blood Banking:
Local Mom Groups:
Carolina’s Women Care
East Cooper OBGYN
Lowcountry Pregnancy Center
LowCountry Women’s Specialists
MUSC Health Women’s Care
Palmetto Women’s Health
Roper St. Francis Physician Partners OB/GYN
Bloom Wellness for Women
Coastal Carolina Chiropractic
Ecohealth Wellness Center & Detox Spa
James Family Chiropractic
Kirar Superior Healthcare
Mount Pleasant Neck and Back Center
Rome Physical Therapy