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Maternity Services

We hope you choose St. Francis Memorial Hospital to deliver your baby. Our physicians, nurses, and staff can’t wait to play Brahm’s Lullaby when your new baby arrives! We don’t like delivering babies, WE LOVE IT!

Our state-of-the-art St. Francis Birthing Center offers all the latest technology and conveniences.

We understand your needs: privacy, great care, and a compassionate, smart team of professionals. Our Labor and Delivery rooms are separate from the other patient rooms and are spacious, modern, and fully equipped to handle each labor and delivery!

Our physicians want you to be comfortable every step of the way. Local anesthesia professionals are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year for epidural pain relief through labor and cesarean sections.

Our medical staff have all the latest obstetric and delivery training and have delivered thousands of babies. Should you or your baby need immediate care, our family medicine specialists are only minutes away.

Our private recovery rooms are large, comfortable and convenient for you, your baby and family. We keep you and your baby close to the nursery and nurses’ station so you get both the attention you need and privacy you want.

FREE education classes are available to help you prepare for labor and delivery as well as feeding and taking care of your newborn.

A follow-up phone call to all our new mothers is provided within 7-10 days after discharge. The clinic and hospital staff are also available 24/7 for any questions or concerns that may come up after you leave our care.

We want to keep your precious baby safe on the road! Car seat technicians inspect each infant and car seat at discharge to assist the parents with correct fit for their newborn. Our Car Seat Inspection Station, as well as car seat check-up events (held throughout the year), focus on the safety of little ones in vehicles. 

Coordination with the Methodist Women’s Hospital in Omaha through Perinatal Outreach Services keeps our staff and facility up to date with the latest technology.

Approximately one month before baby arrives, pre-admittance sessions are held with each expectant mother. Health history, consent forms, and education are included with this session. 

Free Childbirth Education Classes

All classes are held at:
St. Francis Memorial Hospital
Educational Class Rooms on the second floor
430 North Monitor St.

Classes are held every other month in the evenings.

2017-Educational Classes
Infant Care

This class helps prepare you to care for your newborn baby. This is especially helpful for first-time parents but is a good review for all parents. We suggest taking the class before your baby is born.

This class includes:

  • Feeding your baby
  • Bathing
  • Jaundice
  • Circumcision
  • Cord Care
  • Immunizations
  • Prepared Childbirth

This session will help you prepare for your labor and delivery in a more knowledgeable and relaxed manner.

This class will include:

  • Signs of Labor
  • Stages of Labor
  • Birthing Room/Nursery Tour
  • Cesarean Birth
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Comfort measures to use in labor
  • Medications, Epidurals
Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding:

This class will offer you the knowledge and support to help you successfully breastfeed your baby. We encourage mom’s to attend this prior to your baby being born.

  • The “why to”
  • The “how to”
  • Latch on
  • Breastmilk production
  • Engorgement
  • Breastfeeding and work
  • Breast pumps
  • Collection and storage
  • Cesarean Birth

Scheduled Cesarean Birth deliveries are asked to attend admission/teaching sessions prior to your procedure. An OB nurse will call you to set up at your convenience.

Car Seat Education

Car Seat Education

Our Car Seat Inspection Station gives you the chance to gain educational information and assistance in choosing the correct car seat for your child. We have Certified Child Passenger Technicians that assist you in properly installing and securing your child in the appropriate seat.

Who should attend?

Everyone! Here at St. Francis Memorial Hospital it is our goal that all seats are checked prior to discharge. Making an appointment prior to your delivery allows flexibility with ensuring you have the correct seat for your child. It also allows us to check multiple vehicles, for example, dad’s vehicle or grandma’s vehicle.

When?

1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. by appointment only.

Call 402-372-4064 or 402-372-6720 to schedule your appointment today.