Labor & Delivery

MCHU Nurse and newborn

Some of life’s most precious moments happen in Stillwater Medical Center’s Maternal Child Health Unit – your baby’s first cry, learning how to care for your new child, the excitement and apprehension of going home.

Experience a caring, gentle, expert team to walk alongside you during these first moments with your precious baby. Let our trained professionals help you recover and guide you as you learn to care for your baby. From calm encouragement to state-of-the-art delivery rooms, Stillwater Medical Center provides all you need and more.

Labor and Delivery Amenities

  • Five state-of-the-art labor and delivery rooms with calming, comfortable décor and the most advanced technology.
  • Cesarean Section room conveniently located within the Maternal Child Health Unit for speedy delivery and immediate postpartum and pediatric care.
  • Nine postpartum rooms designed for your comfort during recovery.
  • Rooming-in option with baby.
  • Advanced security system and precautions taken.
  • On-site lactation consultant who is also available for outpatient care and questions after discharge.
  • Birthing bar.
  • Excellent nutrition with full menu room service between 6:30am and 6:30pm.
  • Fully stocked kitchenette with light food and drinks available 24 hours a day.
  • Comfortable waiting area with television, reading materials and snack options for loved ones.
  • A nursing team with decades of experience because labor and delivery care is their passion.
  • Wi-fi available throughout Stillwater Medical Center.
  • A variety of birthing, breastfeeding and parenting classes taught by Stillwater Medical Center trained nurses available before and after delivery.
  • Supporters can reach patients directly by calling (405) 742-5 and then the room number. Patients can also receive mail at 1323 West Sixth, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074 if senders are careful to put the patient’s name on the top line.
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Women's Resources

Preparing for a newborn is a special time in a family’s life – a time filled with joy and high expectations. But it can also be a time of questions and concerns.You want to be able to face the unknown with a sense of assurance. Stillwater Medical Center believes education is the key to helping families prepare for the birth process and approach parenthood with confidence.

For this reason, we offer programs such as a childbirth preparation class for families expecting their first child, a refresher preparation class for experienced families, and a breastfeeding class for new moms.

Be sure to check out each of these opportunities, and experience the freedom that comes with knowledge.

Mother/Baby Issues

Pre-Admission

After reaching your 32nd week of pregnancy, please call Central Scheduling at (405) 742-5622 to schedule your Pre-Admission Appointment. Central Scheduling will make an appointment for you to meet with staff on the Maternal Child Health Unit (MCHU) during your 36th or 37th week. During your appointment a MCHU nurse will complete part of your assessment, consents will be signed, and unit policies including infant security will be addressed.You will be provided with information and your questions will be answered regarding labor and delivery, mother/baby care and follow-up care that is available. You will also be given a tour of MCHU. You will need to check in at Registration about 15 minutes before your appointment (please bring your Insurance/Medical cards with you).The pre-admission appointment will take approximately one hour.

Childbirth Preparation, Newborn Care, and Breathing & Relaxation

This is a four part program taught by registered nurses for first-birth families or experienced families who want more in depth information than what the refresher program provides.You will learn about the labor and delivery process, various relaxation and breathing techniques, anesthesia choices, cesarean births and newborn care with discussions including baby care basics such as feeding, diapering and bathing your baby as well as the physical appearance of newborns and practical tips for parents.This program may be attended anytime during pregnancy.

6:00 pm; $30 
First , second, third and fourth Tuesday
SMC West Conference Room

View the Calendar here for class dates.

Breastfeeding

An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant or a Certified Breastfeeding Educator will teach you the "hows" and "whys" of breastfeeding. You’ll learn about the anatomy and physiology of breastfeeding and how to recognize and prevent potential difficulties.The benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby will also be discussed along with tips on breast pumps, storage of milk and breastfeeding as a working mom. Also, dads are strongly encouraged to attend.This program is designed to be taken during the last two months of pregnancy.

6:00 pm; $20
SMC West Conference Room

View the Calendar here for class dates.

Sibling

This class is recommended for siblings three years old and up. The children will practice holding a life-like doll, watch a video about what to expect with a new baby in the family, and tour the hospital to see where mom and baby will be staying. They will even make a bib for the new baby.

6:00 pm; Free
SMC West Conference Room

View the Calendar here for class dates.

 

 

Registration Information

To register for a program or to inquire about new program offerings or a specific program schedule, you may call Women's Resources at:

742-5738

You may also register by completing and mailing this coupon to:

P.O. Box 2408, Stillwater, OK 74076.

Please register early. Payment for classes can be made by sending a check with the attached coupon. If you prefer, you may wait to pay at the first class session.