Labor and Delivery
At Stewart Memorial Community Hospital, our staff is devoted to you and your baby to make sure that the birth of your child is a joyful experience. We offer parents a full range of services to make sure you get the care, pampering and keepsake moments you’ve dreamed about—not to mention our private, soothing and luxurious accommodations.
The Stewart Memorial Community Hospital OB department offers complete obstetrical services including labor and delivery, cesarean section, postpartum and newborn care. In the OB wing, you will find two modern and beautiful labor, delivery and postpartum suites, as well as two additional postpartum suites.
Labor Suite Amenities:
- Comfortable, serene and secure atmosphere
- Warm, modern accommodations including flat screen television and DVD player
- Whirlpool tub in a spacious, private bathroom
- Birthing beds for the most comfortable labor and birthing positions
- Extra sleeping accommodations for your support person
- Internet access for your laptop
It is our hope (depending on patient numbers and circumstances) that you will stay in one of the two rooms labor, delivery and postpartum suites from admission until discharge. Our department also has two other suites to be used as needed for after delivery.
Specially trained nurses on each shift care for both you and your new baby and attend to your every need. Your baby stays with you as much as you desire so you can learn your newborn’s unique behaviors. Our nurses consider teaching postpartum and newborn care a top priority and they provide hands-on teaching tailored to your specific needs.
Our newborn nursery is connected to the O.B. nurse’s station and is always available when Mom needs extra rest. Stewart Memorial offers all of our newborns a free hearing screening and follow-up as necessary. An O.B. nurse is on staff 24 hours a day and available to answer questions at anytime.
Any Healthy family member or friend, age 14 years or older, may visit anytime after delivery, with the exception of quiet time from 1-3 p.m. Siblings may also visit when convenient for the family.
Before you go home
At Stewart Memorial, we don’t just help babies arrive. We help families prepare, grow and thrive before, during and long after you’ve taken your new baby home.
Before you go home, baby care lessons are provided for the whole family and a celebration dinner is hosted for the new parents.
After you go home, your care providers are available to answer your questions from home. Stewart Memorial also offers childbirth, sibling classes, and parenting classes.
Take a Tour
To really understand the important differences available at Stewart Memorial , we encourage you to tour our OB wing and see for yourself what we offer. Please schedule your complimentary prenatal tour by calling Jenni Macke, Director of OB an RN, at 712-464-3171 ext. 6285.