OB / Maternity
Women’s Center at Decatur County Memorial Hospital
Women who give birth in the Women’s Center at Decatur County Memorial Hospital receive exceptional care. Each year, our obstetricians and family practitioners deliver hundreds of babies, while our specially-trained nurses care for mothers and newborns.
A woman’s body is a fascinating element of nature, never more so than when new life is growing inside. Pregnancy is an experience without comparison that only a mother who has felt life growing within her can fully comprehend. Our facilities are designed to offer beautiful labor/delivery and postpartum rooms that are private and comfortable. A large comfortable waiting room is available for family and friends waiting on the big event.
The Women’s Center at Decatur County Memorial Hospital is the birthing center of choice in our region.
To help you prepare for the birth of your baby, the Women’s Center at Decatur County Memorial Hospital offers Childbirth Education classes. These classes are offered at no charge as part of our ongoing commitment to the community. Childbirth classes teach the mother-to-be and her coach to work together during the labor & delivery process. Special emphasis is placed on relaxation and breathing techniques during labor. A tour of our facility will also be given. For more information or to register for the class, call 812-663-1240.
Prenatal/Breastfeeding Class Registration
Interested in attending upcoming Prenatal/Breastfeeding Classes? Please fill out the registration form below, or, call 812-663-1240 if you have any troubles or questions.
Breastfeeding with Ease
This session is scheduled to coincide with the 1-hour glucose testing. After registering, the glucose testing is done in the lab then DCMH Lactation Specialists discuss breastfeeding basics and how to begin breastfeeding. Appointments are free of charge to parents delivering at DCMH. Recommended scheduling: weeks 35-36 of pregnancy. To schedule your appointment call 812-663-1240.
The “golden hour” is the first time Mommy, Daddy, and Baby spend together as a family! The staff at the Women’s Center encourages limited visitors during this special hour. For more information, ask your nurse.
Free Massage for New Mothers
DCMH is pleased to offer all new mothers a free 30-minute massage before they leave the hospital. We hope this helps create a relaxing mood for the mother as she begins her journey into motherhood. For more information, ask your nurse.
Decatur County Memorial Hospital has contracted with Love Story Photography to offer new mothers the chance to have professional photos taken of their newborn in the convenience of the DCMH Women’s Center. The photographs can be taken in a variety of poses and moms, dads and siblings are encouraged to attend the portrait session. Within 24 hours of the session, the photographs will be posted on Love Story’s secure, password-protected web gallery for parents to share with family and friends. Visit Love Story Photography by clicking here.
Visitors are encouraged to visit friends and family members. Visiting hours are open but encouraged before 9:00pm. You can check with admission or the main desk prior to visiting to make sure your visit occurs at the most appropriate time. OB patients recover on the second floor, accessible by the elevators near Lincoln Street.