The Birth Place

The Birth Place at Douglas County Hospital has approximately 650 births per year. The staff at The Birth Place provides a comfortable, family-centered environment, which recognizes the needs of the mother, infant, along with the entire family. 

The Birth Place boasts five private labor and delivery rooms and 15 private post partum rooms. Whirlpool tubs occupy four of the five labor and delivery rooms for use during labor and/or delivery. The Birth Place has large spacious waiting rooms for family and friends, with beautiful views.

Other services available include out-patient pre-partum assessment tests, car seat testing for premature infants, universal newborn hearing screening and referrals to outside agencies and support groups as requested.

  • 24-hour consultation with Obstetricians and Pediatricians
  • Lactation consultation
  • NRP Credentialed Nursing Staff
  • Level II Nursery

Childbirth Classes

It is recommended that you attend Childbirth Classes in the third trimester of your pregnancy. For more information on Horizon Public Health's Childbirth Classes, click here.

Visiting Hours for the Birth Place

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

If you are displaying any signs of illness such as a cough or fever, please refrain from visiting until you are well.

Breastfeeding

Click here for information and guidance on breastfeeding. 

For more information on breasfeeding classes and how to sign up, click here.

Lactation Consultation Services 

Chillon McKibbin, C.N.M

Lindsey Buttweiler, RN, OB Coordinator