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Labor & Delivery

At Labette Health we believe that you should experience childbirth in a way that meets your individual wants and needs. Our family-centered environment is well-known for its commitment to exceptional care of mothers and their newborns.

In our new birthing center, moms experience labor, delivery and recovery all in the comfort of spacious, private rooms, each featuring sleeping accommodations for a spouse or partner.

Birthing Center Suites

Our birthing center suites are equipped with the latest technology needed to accommodate you and your baby and, should the need arise; a cesarean birth suite is available within our birthing center.

Our private birthing and postpartum suites include:

  • Comfortable overnight accommodations for your support person
  • Free Wi-Fi service throughout the hospital
  • Lactation and breastfeeding support-by board-certified specialists
  • Locked and secured unit
  • Quiet time for uninterrupted rest and bonding with your baby


The Labette Health nursery is capable of providing care to 12 newborn infants at a time. Services offered include:

  • Predischarge hearing screen.
  • Critical coronary heart disease (CCHD) screening.
  • Newborn screening for PKU and other metabolic disorders.
  • High Five for Mom and Baby initiatives, including rooming in with your baby and skin to skin directly after birth.
  • Circumcision.
  • Newborn pictures provided to parents free of charge.
  • Newborn pictures posted on Labette Health website and billboard downtown (with consent).

Options for pain management

Your nurse, under the physician's order, will help you with managing your pain. Medication is not the only method for relief of pain. Other methods include:

  • Changing positions.
  • Massage.
  • Warm blankets to lower back areas.
  • Relaxation techniques (such as deep breathing).
  • Listening to music.
  • Focal points.

Pain medication:

  • Pain relievers.
  • Epidurals.
  • Perineal injections.
  • General anesthesia (C-sections only).

High Five for Mom and Baby Premier

Labette Health is designated as a "High Five for Mom & Baby Premier" hospital.

High 5 Practices:

  1. Assure immediate and sustained skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby after birth.
  2. Give newborn infants no food or drink other than breast milk, unless medically indicated.
  3. Practice "rooming in" - allow mothers and infants to remain together 24 hours a day.
  4. Give no pacifiers or artificial nipples to breastfeeding infants.
  5. Provide mothers option for breastfeeding support in the community upon discharge.