Obstetric Services and Childbirth Education Classes
McPherson Hospital's Obstetrics Department is recognized by many in the community for its dedication to personal care
for the entire family. Our compassionate, experienced nursing staff offers teaching and support for both mom and baby, providing comfort when it’s time to take home the newest family member.
The unit is equipped with:
- Two labor and delivery suites;
- A surgical suite for Caesarian sections and other procedures that are performed in a sterile environment;
- Five large patient rooms with private baths and showers. Family is welcome to be with the new mother and baby as much as everyone desires;
- A fully-staffed newborn nursery is available
at all times to provide care to the newborn that needs help
adjusting to life outside the womb or when the new mom requests
someone to help her look after her new baby;
- A gynecological exam room is available for
physicians to do procedures requiring specialized equipment
Epidural anesthesia is available at all times and provided by a staff Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Other patient controlled analgesia options are available along with modern patient monitoring devices, beds especially designed for delivery and ultrasound examinations when indicated.
The nursery is equipped to handle care of newborns requiring special needs such as jaundice and intravenous therapy for infections, dehydration, unstable blood sugars and feeding problems. Stabilization of patients with complications and transfer to high level care facilities can be quickly arranged when needed.
The obstetrics staff also provides a number of free educational
opportunities to expecting families that wish to deliver at
McPherson Hospital, including:
Department tours by appointment
Assistance finding a local delivering physician
Breast feeding education from certified educators
Individualized instruction following delivery
Car seat safety education and inspection from specially certified staff
You can reach the labor and delivery department at 241-2250, ext. 236 for more information or to schedule a tour.
Childbirth Education Classes
At McPherson Hospital, we believe that learning about the birth process and how to care for your newborn helps you assume your role as a new parent with greater ease, confidence, and enjoyment. For this reason, we offer one of the most comprehensive programs in childbirth and newborn care in the area.
Our classes are taught by experienced nurses who will help guide you through the physical and emotional experiences that await you.
The process and progression of labor and delivery
Tour of the OB department
Various pain control options including medications and epidural anesthesia
Car seat safety
Breast and bottle feeding
What to expect during your hospital stay
Cost for the class is:
$25 if you are delivering at McPherson Hospital
$50 if you are delivering at another facility
(Payment is due upon registration)
Classes are held every other month beginning in January. We will use your baby’s due date to determine which class you should attend.
For dates and times and to register for upcoming classes, come to the OB Department located on the second floor of the hospital.
Early registration is encouraged as class size is limited.
Questions? Contact McPherson Hospital at 620-241-2250 and ask for the OB Department.
Did You Know?
- A newborn baby’s head accounts for about one-quarter of its entire weight.
- More babies are born on Tuesday than any other day of the week.
- Babies born in the month of May are on the average 7 oz. heavier at birth than babies born any other month.
- Only 3-4% of babies actually arrive on their due date.
- The largest number of children born to one woman is 69. From 1725-1765, she gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets. Can you imagine?
- The oldest documented mother was 66 years old.
- The average time it takes a man to change a diaper is 1 minute and 36 seconds. It takes a woman an average of 2 minutes and 5 seconds.
- In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed the orders that made Mother’s Day a national holiday.
- A baby develops its fingerprints as a three-month-old fetus.
- A baby is born around the world every three seconds.