Obstetrics

Boone County Health Center’s Obstetrical Unit has a long-standing goal of delivering the best of care from the very beginning. The Hospital features two spacious, family-oriented obstetrical suites where your infant can room-in and your family can stay with you.

The Health Center offers several specialized obstetrical features for all women giving birth at the hospital.

Services Include:

  • 24-hour pain management provided by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. Anesthesia services include:
    • epidural
    • “walking epidurals” which allow women to be mobile during labor
  • Continuous fetal monitoring system that allows your physician to watch your baby’s heart rate and contractions from anywhere within the hospital and even off-site
  • Private, home-like suites featuring:
    • Whirlpool tub
    • Birthing bed
    • Flat-screen television
    • Telephone
    • Hide-a-bed sofa for family
    • Private restrooms
  • Highly trained nursing staff provides:
    • Personal assistance
    • Labor coaching
    • Breastfeeding consultation
  • Childbirth and Baby Preparation Classes offered throughout the year
  • Infant hearing and congenital heart screening test for all newborns
  • Healthy Beginnings and pre-admission classes taught by a trained childbirth educator
  • If needed, convenient, quick access to Cesarean deliveries available at the Health Center
  • Rooming-in options available. Secured, monitored, locked nursery
  • Professional consulting relationship with high-risk facilities, including St. Elizabeth in Lincoln and Methodist and Children’s Hospitals in Omaha
  • Car Seat Safety class and instruction offered on-site
  • Non-stress testing for obstetrical patients

Get Started

For more information contact Obstetrics Director, Maria Kinney, RN at 402.395.3212 or mkinney@boonecohealth.org.

Tracy Hedlund, RN handles pre-certification and she can be reached at 402.395.3175 or thedlund@boonecohealth.org.