Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital

Birthing Center

The birth of a child is a momentous and memorable occasion. At Memorial Hospital, your family is our family. Our birthing center offers individualized care and support for parents, newborns, and siblings before, during, and after the birth of your new baby. We feel privileged to share this experience with you and care for your family.

In addition to providing great care, we offer private rooms and amenities for new parents, including gift baskets for each newborn, made with love by the Memorial Health System Volunteer Corps.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at (785) 263-6668.

Memorial Hospital Birthing Center

New Arrivals!

What makes Memorial Hospital’s Birthing Center different?

  • We give you, your baby, and your family close, personal attention. Typically you will enjoy a nurse dedicated to caring only for you and your baby.
  • Patients rated our postpartum care for Feeding of Breastfed Infants at 100, the highest score possible, in a Center for Disease Control survey.
  • We offer Childbirth Education Classes for free to those delivering at Memorial and for a nominal charge for those not delivering at Memorial. These classes help parents know what to expect before and after the baby is born.
  • We provide post-birth education and resources to parents. We welcome calls from those who have delivered at Memorial if they have any questions after the birth of the baby. Every question is important. Call (785) 263-6668, anytime, night or day.
  • We offer sibling classes prior to the birth of your baby so your children will be prepared for the changes that will come after baby is born.
  • Free amenities include a birth announcement ad in the newspaper, a photo of your newborn suitable for framing, and a candlelight dinner for the new parents to enjoy.
  • We send you home with a gift basket, made with love by the Memorial Health System Volunteer Corps. The basket is filled with several useful items for new parents and has information about local resources.

Education

  1. Childbirth Education Classes

    Classes are scheduled regularly. Contact Memorial Hospital’s Birthing Center to learn about the next class. Call (785) 263-6668 to Register.

    Memorial Hospital offers Childbirth Education Classes to help parents prepare for childbirth. This is open to first-time parents and parents who want a refresher course. Memorial Hospital’s experienced nursing staff will:

    • Answer your questions and concerns about pregnancy and parenting;
    • Teach the mother how to prepare her body for childbirth; and
    • Teach parents about the changes the baby will make in their lives.

    This class is offered for free to parents delivering at Memorial Hospital and for a nominal fee to those who do not plan to deliver at Memorial Hospital.

  2. Sibling Classes

    Sibling classes are available by appointment for children ages three and older whose parents plan to deliver at Memorial Hospital. The class consists of touring the birthing unit, watching an educational video, and answering questions. Please call Memorial Hospital Scheduling at (785) 263-6660 to schedule a sibling class for your child.

  3. Newborn Care

    After your baby is born at Memorial Hospital, our nursing staff is available to answer questions or address concerns you have post-delivery. You may also feel free to call us at (785) 263-6668 if you have any problems or questions after returning home.

  4. Breastfeeding

    A lactation consultant is available through the Dickinson County Health Department to discuss any questions the new mother might have about breastfeeding. The consultant’s service can also be used after the new mother and baby leave Memorial Hospital. Please call the health department at (785) 263-4179 for more information about breastfeeding.

Pre-Registration

Please let us know that you plan to deliver your baby at Memorial Hospital. We prefer that you visit the hospital six to eight weeks before your baby is due.

Our registration desk is open Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

While you’re here, take some time to tour Memorial Hospital’s Birthing Center to become familiar with where you will have your baby.

Pre-registration allows us to better prepare for your arrival. It will also make your admission go smoothly so you can focus on yourself and your baby during your stay at Memorial Hospital.

What To Bring

For Mom:

  • Toiletries/hygiene products
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Camera/camera batteries and charger
  • Nursing bra
  • Phone numbers of people you wish to call
  • Robe
  • Slippers
  • Pajamas
  • Laptop (free wifi in OB Unit)
  • Relaxing music
  • Movies
  • Anything else that will make you comfortable

For Baby:

  • Car seat (Required by law. Your baby cannot be dismissed without a car seat).
  • Clothes
  • Receiving blanket

Safe Sleep

Memorial Hospital is committed to educating parents on infant sleep safety and is participating in the National Safe Sleep Program.  

Cribs for KidsWhat is safe sleep?

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants between 1 month and 1 year of age. This is what you can do to help your baby sleep safely and to reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS.

 

To create a safe sleep environment:

  • Always place a baby on his or her back to sleep, for naps and at night, to reduce the risk of SIDS.
  • Use a firm sleep surface, covered by a fitted sheet
  • Your baby should not sleep in an adult bed, on a couch or on a chair alone, with you, or with anyone else.
  • Keep your baby’s sleep area in the same room where you sleep. Room sharing, not bed sharing. Always place the baby in a safety-approved crib, bassinet, portable crib for sleep.
  • Sitting devices like bouncy seats, swings, infant carriers or strollers should not be used for routine sleep.
  • Keep soft objects such as pillows and blankets, toys and bumpers out of your baby’s sleep area.
  • Wedges and positioners should not be used.
  • Do not smoke during pregnancy or allow smoking around your baby.
  • Do not let your baby get too hot during sleep.
  • Breastfeed your baby.
  • Give your baby a dry pacifier that is not attached to a string for naps and at night to reduce the risk of SIDS.
  • Follow health care provider guidance on your baby’s vaccines and regular heath checkups.

For additional information and education on safe sleep please visit: http://www.cribsforkids.org

Memorial Hospital Birthing Center

Contact Us

Would you like more information about Memorial Hospital Birthing Center?
Please call us!

Memorial Hospital Birthing Center
511 NE 10th St.
Abilene, KS 67410

Phone: (785) 263-6668