Become A Doula!

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce that it will be offering Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association training classes for community members who are interested in becoming hospital-based doulas.

DoulaHospital-based doulas are specially trained to offer comfort and support to mothers and their families as they bring their babies into the world. They also work with other hospital staff to ensure a positive birth experience for expectant parents. It’s an opportunity to support women and families during one of the most beautiful and important life events: birth.

Upcoming training sessions will be August 22 – 23 and September 19 – 20. No health care experience is necessary.

mother_baby.tifParticipants will learn comfort techniques for labor, including positions and movement; support for non-medicated and medicated mothers; the role and scope of practice; the natural birth process; practical experience and role-playing; affirmation and encouragement techniques; non-biased emotional, physical and informational support; hospital procedures for labor and delivery; positive communication skills; support for caesarean birth; and skills to support breastfeeding initiation.

For more information or to register, call (803) 791-2631 or email

Bump Day: Pregnancy at 21 Weeks

WLTX morning news anchor Ashley Izbicki is expecting her first baby. We’re happy to help share this exciting time with her by offering advice from our OB/GYNs about pregnancy in the TV station’s Wednesday #BumpDay segments.

In the segment below from this morning’s show, Dr. Jennifer Greene, OB/GYN at Carolina Women’s Physicians, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, talks about pregnancy at 21 weeks. Check it out!

Under Pressure: How High Blood Pressure Affects Your Health

Dr. Payton Foust of Lexington Family Practice Otarre Pointe will be the featured speaker at Lexington Medical Center’s monthly physician lecture on Monday, July 27. The topic will be how high blood pressure affects your health. Dr. Foust was a guest on WLTX recently to preview his lecture and offer important information about keeping your blood pressure under control.