Mother and Baby

Frye Regional Birthing Center provides a variety of services for women and children from prenatal care and labor and delivery to pediatric care.

The Center pampers moms and moms-to-be with educational classes, private labor and delivery suites, mom and baby rooming-in options, mommy massages, and much more. You can even expect an elegant dinner for two to celebrate before you leave.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina took note of our quality and awarded Frye Regional Medical Center a Blue Distinction Center+ in Maternity Care. This national award recognizes our expertise and efficiency in delivering specialty care.

Explore Your Options - Take a Tour!

Schedule a tour of the Frye Birthing Center by calling 828.315.3041.

(Please note: A tour is included with Childbirth Classes)

Find out why moms love our personalized birthing experience.

We are pleased to play a role in this life-changing event. We have a caring staff of physicians, nurse practitioners, lactation consultants and nurses who are prepared to care for you and your baby.

Your Hospital Stay

Learn more about your Comfortable, Accommodating Hospital Stay

Birthing Center Forms

Get a Head Start by completing these forms:

Download the New Mom Pre-Admission Form or complete the Pre-Admssion form online

Download the Mother's Worksheet for Child's Birth Certificate or complete the Mother's Worksheet for Child's Birth Certificate online

Downloaded forms that have been completed may be sent to:

Frye Regional Medical Center
Attention: OB Admitting
420 N. Center St.
Hickory, NC 28601

Birthing Center Services

The Birthing Center offers the following services to care for you and your family:

  • Women's Care Specialists
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Lactation (Breastfeeding) Consultants
  • Newborn Nursery
  • Neonatal ICU and Pediatric Care
  • Breastfeeding Support

Benefits of Breastfeeding

Learn more about the Benefits of Breastfeeding

Help Along the Way

At Frye, we will help you along the way as you prepare for childbirth and motherhood.

Classes and Special Programs include:

Maintain Healthy Habits For You and Your Baby


What to Expect

We would like to share with you in advance what you can expect as part of your labor, postpartum, and nursery care.

Free Tools Are Available

Be prepared for a smooth hospital stay and focus on what’s most important – those first few moments with your new family. Free tools are available. Go to and download the mobile app to learn about practices that can get families off to a great start.

Community Resources

Mom to Mom! meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Sweetwater Early Childhood Education Center. The program is free and includes childcare and light snacks. Please call 828.855.9363 for more information.

Circle of Parents– Join the conversation about raising children birth-5 years from 10 – 11:30 a.m. on Thursday Mornings at the Alexander County Partnership for Children. Free childcare is available. Please call  828.632.3799 for more information.

Pregnancy Loss Support - Call the Pregnancy Care Center at 828.322.4272 or visit to schedule a one on one visit with a Pregnancy Loss Advocate.

Family Guidance Center offers:

General Counseling Services for:

  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Family and marriage problems

Please call the Family Guidance Center at 828.322.1400 for more information.

Consumer Credit and Housing Counseling for:

  • Financial counseling
  • Debt counseling
  • Budgeting
  • Foreclosure prevention

Please call the Family Guidance Center at 828.322.7161 for more information.

First Step Domestic Violence Services

  • Includes crisis intervention and 24/7 shelter for victims and children fleeing domestic violence. 

Please call the Family Guidance Center at 828.322.1400 for more information.

First Step Domestic Violence Services ​Crisis Line is available after hours and weekends - Call 828.228.1787

  • Rape and Sexual Assault Services provide counseling to help heal the trauma and provide advocacy and support at the hospital.

Safety Inspections - Please make arrangements to have your car seats checked with a local Child Safe Inspection Stations:
The Health First Center
1501 Tate Blvd. SE Suite 103 | Hickory, NC 28602
Monday - Friday 9 AM – 4 PM
Tyndall Center/ Smart Start
738 4th St. SW | Hickory, NC 28602
Monday - Friday 9 AM – 4 PM
Hickory Fire Department
76 North Center Street | Hickory, NC 28601
Monday - Friday 8 AM – 4 PM
Catawba County EMS
1101 S. Brady Ave. | Newton, NC 28658
Monday - Friday 9 AM – 4 PM
Claremont Fire Department
2850 Firehouse Lane | Claremont, NC 28610
Monday - Friday 9 AM – 5 PM

Important Contact Numbers

Your family may call your hospital room direct by dialing 315-4 and your room number.

Birthing Center: 828.315.2272

Well Baby Nursery: 828.315.3267

Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery: 828.315.3232

Lactation (Breastfeeding) Center: 828.315.3041

Hospital Main Line: 828.315.5000

Perinatal Education: 828.315.3041 (Childbirth Classes, Sibling Tour, etc.)

Nurse Manager of Maternal Child Services: 828.315.5287


Find Us

Frye Regional Birthing Center
420 N. Center St. - 5th Ave NE entrance
Hickory, NC 28601
Phone: 828.315.2272
Fax: 828.315.4163

Hours of Operation: 24 Hours

When you come to the hospital on weekdays between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m., come to the same day surgery entrance and utilize our free valet parking service. After 5 p.m. and on weekends, you may be dropped off at the Same Day Surgery entrance and have a family member park your vehicle. If you have an emergency, please go directly to our emergency department (ED) and we will escort you to the labor and delivery unit if needed.