Labor & Delivery

Are you currently pregnant or thinking of expanding your family?

Do you have a birth plan in place?

Have you toured the labor and delivery facility at Nebraska Medicine?

Whether it's your first child or you've been through labor and delivery before, choosing where to deliver your new baby is an important decision. At Nebraska Medicine, we focus on your peace of mind. From spacious, comfortable suites to specialized medical professionals to compassionate care for you and your baby following delivery, we continue to look for ways to assure you and your child a safe and comfortable delivery experience.

We feel privileged and honored to help you achieve a memorable life experience during the birth of your baby.

Peace of mind comes from delivering a baby at Nebraska Medicine. Neonatologists, neonatal nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, maternal fetal medicine specialists and other healthcare providers with specialized training are present to attend to any infant needs at the time of delivery, whether at one of our hospitals, or with a midwife at your home.

For any unexpected health needs, the medical center has a Level 3 Newborn Intensive Care Unit. The high-tech newborn security system and locked controlled units ensures the safety of the experience for both the baby and their family.

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Why choose Nebraska Medicine for the birth of your child:

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Neonatologists, neonatal nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists and other healthcare providers with specialized training are present to attend to any infant needs at the time of delivery. Our level 3 Newborn Intensive Care Unit is a high-tech system and lock-controlled units adds another layer of comfort and specialized care. Lactation consultants are available for mothers who wish to learn to nurse.

We have a team of anesthesiologists who specialize in the care of pregnant women.  We are present on labor and delivery at all hours – day and night – ready to provide pain relief for women in labor or having a C-section. We meet every woman at admission to provide information and answer questions about options for pain relief.  We dose our epidurals to allow for comfortable labor and successful vaginal delivery.  In fact, the mother can push a button to safely deliver extra medicine as needed. For patients with high-risk pregnancy or medical conditions, we are prepared to provide advanced monitoring and care in collaboration with the obstetricians. Our goal is to provide the safest care possible to allow for the best birth experience possible.

Modern and beautiful labor suites offer space and privacy for families, and most rooms feature a jacuzzi tub. Bonding with your baby is important and the medical center offers rooming in with baby. We provide free Wi-Fi Internet access, open visitation for family members and 24 hour room services to women who have their baby at the medical center.

Post-Delivery Care

Before taking the baby home, a postpartum nurse will insure the mother and family have received sufficient instruction on caring for the baby and the mother so everyone will feel confident. Through the Olson Center, we also offer massage therapy for mothers following delivery. We also recognize you may need support well after you and your newborn have gone home. Postpartum depression counseling is available with Dr. Sharon Hammer.

A few things to remember as you prepare to deliver at Nebraska Medicine:

  • Change of clothes to wear home for mom and baby
  • Comfortable and supportive bra
  • Baby blanket
  • Car seat
  • Camera and batteries
  • Blankets for your family
  • Favorite pillows
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Movies/CDs and MP3 players
  • Robe and slippers
  • Toothbrush, combs, brushes, shampoo, conditioner, face wash and lotion
  • Personal items which would increase the comfort of your stay

All our soon-to-be moms receive:

  • Modern and beautiful labor suites offering space and privacy for families.
  • Jacuzzi tubs are available in most rooms.
  • Bonding with your baby is important and the medical center offers rooming in with baby.
  • Lactation consultants if you wish to learn to nurse.
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Open visitation for family members
  • 24-hour room service for moms with babies at the medical center

When the moment has arrived, we recommend you bring:

  • Pajamas or nightgowns - but we do provide hospital gowns if you don't bring your own.
  • Robe and slippers.
  • A change of clothes to wear home for you and your new baby.
  • A comfortable and supportive bra.
  • A list of medications you take and the dosages, including over-the-counter drugs and herbal remedies.
  • Insurance cards.
  • A baby blanket for the little one.
  • A car seat.
  • A camera and batteries.
  • Blankets for your family.
  • Favorite pillows.
  • Cell phone and charger.
  • An MP3 player or other device to listen to music or podcasts.
  • A toothbrush, combs, brushes, shampoo, conditioner, face wash and lotion.
  • We can provide a toothbrush and toothpaste if you didn't bring any.
  • Personal items which would increase the comfort of your stay.

Before heading home, a postpartum nurse will insure you and your family have received sufficient education for caring for your baby.