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Obstetrics

Obstetrics

Professional Care With a Personal Touch

Adding a new member to your family is an exciting, if sometimes stressful, experience, and one we are excited and honored to help you with. We provide a "family centered" approach to the birthing process that begins before the birth of the baby and continues after discharge from the hospital. Whether you are an experienced parent or are anticipating the birth of your first child, we can guide you through the process and help you feel confident about the road ahead.

Our expectant parent classes are open to both patients and family members. These classes go over the basics of infant care and prepares you for some of the challenges you may face during the first year of your baby’s life.

Daviess Community BabiesNew babies are now photographed by Jodie Furhman Photography. Click on the image to visit our web nursery.

Have the Birth Experience You Planned For

People are continuously learning about more and more ways to facilitate the delivery process. Whatever specific plan you have in mind for your birthing experience, we are here to accommodate you. Mothers have a choice of pain control options during their delivery and spacious birthing rooms where fathers and other family members can be present are available. Based on your medical history, personal preferences, and the condition of the fetus, we can help you develop a birthing plan that will make the process as comfortable and convenient as possible.

BABIES BORN AT DCH CAN LEAVE THEIR FOOTPRINT ON THE HOSPITAL

Great Gift for that new baby. Give a lasting tribute in honor of the little one born at Daviess Community Hospital who has left a footprint on your heart.
Click here for information about the DCH Foundation Cradle Wall Program.

Lactation Services

Here at Daviess Community Hospital, we are proud to offer breastfeeding services provided by a Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Certified Lactation Counselor. They see everyone inpatient as needed and outpatients are free to schedule an appointment if they need assistance with breastfeeding. Our team is also available by phone for any questions or concerns and provides a monthly breastfeeding support group free of charge. A breastfeeding class is also taught as part of the childbirth series. Lactation voicemail line: 812-254-2760 ext. 1344

Community Support

While this is an exciting time, pregnancy and raising a new baby are not without their difficulties. Thankfully, these are obstacles millions of other people have experienced and you are not alone in feeling overwhelmed from time to time. We connect our patients to support groups where they can meet with other parents/expecting parents and share their stories. Sometimes just hearing how another person went through what you’re going through can be a huge help!

Support groups include:

Our Family is Excited to Welcome Your Family

We consider ourselves to be an intimate, family-oriented hospital, and our patients are a part of that family. Babies born at DCH can leave their footprint on the hospital, creating a long-lasting tribute honoring their first big life steps. Be sure to ask us about the DCH Foundation Cradle Wall Program during your visit.

Call 812-254-8880 to learn more about our obstetric services or support groups or contact our Director of Obstetrics, Nursery and Childbirth Education, Shawna O’Kelley-Brinson, at sbrinson@dchosp.org.