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New Beginnings Birth Center
Family-Centered Childbirth Services
The birth of a child is one of the most precious moments of life. At St. Luke’s New Beginnings Birth Center, we believe that a family-centered care approach enhances the birthing experience. Our skilled Obstetrical team of physicians, anesthetists, and nurses is skilled in vaginal and cesarean section deliveries. We are committed to a high level of compassionate care.
The New Beginnings Birth Center is comprised of three spacious suites, where labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum care occur in one home-like setting. Our warm and relaxing environment offers extensive amenities, including:
- A large window seat and bed for your support person
- A flat-screen TV with cable
- A private bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub
Our fully equipped C-Section operating room is conveniently located across the hall from the birthing suites, offering families continued comfort and security throughout the labor and delivery process. State-of-the-art central monitoring systems allow nursing staff to observe labor progress in the room and at the nurses’ station.
At this time, OB patients are allowed one support person during their stay at the birth center.
Exceptional Care for Mother & Child
A Helping Hand
The nurses in the maternity unit are flexible and helpful.
- They will make all accommodations to ensure that mothers and babies are as comfortable as possible during their stay and provide individual instruction on baby care, as needed.
- The nurses also offer help and support with breastfeeding. Our staff includes certified lactation consultants who can assist with special situations. Educational videos and other instructional materials are available for parents to use at any time.
- In addition, your doctor will visit you and your baby every day, to touch base and assess his or her progress.
The hospital joins in celebrating the birth of each baby by offering the mother and her support person a complimentary gourmet dinner. This meal is normally served in the evening before the mother goes home, but it can also be delivered as a mid-day meal.
The birth of a new baby is one of the most treasured moments in your life. And the first photo of your precious child serves as a reminder of that moment for years to come. The New Beginnings Birthing Center proudly offers custom photography by local photographer Christa Umphrey of Forward Photography, and Charlie Beggs of Lens on Life Photography Every baby born at St. Luke will receive a free photoshoot, and parents and family members have the option of purchasing from a variety of photo print packages to share with family and friends.
In addition, with your permission, your baby’s photo will be featured in the newspaper and on St. Luke Community Healthcare’s online Baby Gallery.
Our patients are offered pain management that best suits their individual needs. This includes nitrous oxide, as an alternative to an epidural and tap blocks for c-section procedures. Please discuss these options with your Provider, to determine which option is best for you.
At St. Luke, we want every mom to have the support they need for a healthy pregnancy. Every pregnant mother will have access to a Care Navigator who will help you remember everything that goes along with pregnancy from scheduling OB appointments to connecting you to community resources that are available.
Lactation consultation at St. Luke provides educational services and materials to breastfeeding moms including lactation consultants, dieticians, physicians, and others who work with breastfeeding families. We have 3 breastfeeding experts on staff who will provide you will the tools, education, and support you need as you and your baby.
Wrapped in Hope
Wrapped in Hope began as a community consortium of partners and providers who worked together to support mothers who struggled with addiction. Today, Wrapped in Hope has evolved into a program that wraps all moms in hope by connecting new mothers to educational programs and important resources. Pregnancy is an exciting and joyful time, but it can also be overwhelming. St. Luke is here for you.
Meet Our OB Physicians
Infant Car Seat
The use of infant car seats is mandated by Montana state law, so please be sure to have one set up in your car before it’s time to go home.
The well-being of you and your baby are our top priority during your stay at St. Luke. We have ample security measures in place that allow staff to monitor you and your baby to provide added peace of mind.
Nurse on Call
Anytime you’re worried about the health of a loved one, we’re here to help. St. Luke Community Healthcare’s free 24-7 Nurse on Call telephone service will give you the answers you need to help you breathe easier. Call us. Our registered nurses will help determine if your symptoms require emergency care or whether they’re issues that can be handled by your primary care provider tomorrow. We’re your local, trusted resource to check symptoms fast, without having to look elsewhere. Call us at (406) 676-3737.
As your due date approaches, feel free to call and make an appointment to visit our birthing center, or sign up for a childbirth education class. Nurses will be available to answer any questions you have.
Safe Sleep Resources
American Academy of Pediatrics – Safe Sleep
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Safe Sleep
National Institutes of Health – Safe to Sleep
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