Obstetric Care

Let's have a baby.

Are you ready to grow your family by two little feet?

Cass County Health System is the perfect place to welcome your baby into the world.

Meet Our Physicians

Our physicians who provide obstetric care are:

Our Family Medicine physicians have years of experience caring for moms and babies, and they provide seamless continuity of care. They specialized in Family Medicine so that they can care for any age and state of life – which means that they can care for you and your child before, during, and after pregnancy. You’ll build a lifelong relationship with this provider, as will your child.

Prenatal Classes

We provide one-on-one prenatal classes that we tailor to you. Whether it’s your first child or your fifth, our OB nurses want to make sure all of your questions are answered so that you feel prepared and confident for labor, delivery, and caring for your newborn! We’ll work with you to schedule your private class for a time that works with your schedule.

Our Labor, Delivery, Recovery & Postpartum (LDRP) Rooms

We offer private rooms for all of our expecting mothers in our secure OB Unit. You’ll labor, deliver, and recover all in the same space. The spacious rooms are perfect for welcoming visitors, too! Every room includes:

  • Private bathroom with a large walk-in shower
  • Flat screen TV
  • Comfortable seating for you and guests
  • Couch for your spouse or support person to sleep
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Closet space for your luggage and belongings
    • Not sure what to pack? Check out our What to Pack check list!
  • All necessary medical equipment for labor & delivery

Your Safety

  • Our OB unit is locked 24/7 and uses a video monitoring system to ensure your safety and privacy.
  • All newborns wear two identification bracelets, one of which is alarmed to alert all staff if a newborn leaves the OB unit.
  • COVID-19 Precautions
    • Effective August 3, 2020 all expectant mothers will designate two support persons at the beginning of her hospital stay. The designated support persons can both be with the mother at the same time. The two designated support persons cannot change during the length of the patient’s hospital stay; the two support persons will be the only visitors permitted. The two support persons must be 18 years of age or older, in good health, and must pass screening at CCHS entrances.
    • Any mother with symptoms will be tested for COVID-19.
    • CCHS staff is monitoring their temperatures and any potential symptoms twice per day. All CCHS staff members wear surgical masks, observe social distancing when possible, and practice frequent hand hygiene.
    • For more information about Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery During COVID-19, download our frequently asked questions guide herePregnancy, Labor & Delivery During COVID-19.

During Labor

  • We will carefully monitor you during labor. We’ll frequently take your vital signs, assess your pain level, and measure your labor progress.
  • We will carefully monitor your baby throughout your labor. We offer bedside monitoring as well as wireless electronic fetal monitoring, so that you can walk and move as you want, but we can still keep an eye on baby.
  • We use a central monitoring system -- which means that our OB nursing team can safely monitor multiple patients even when they aren't in patients' rooms.
  • All of our rooms are fully equipped for labor and delivery. The modern design helps conceal medical equipment that can be reached in a moment’s notice, and then stowed away when no longer needed. Specialty lighting will be used during delivery.
  • Our special labor beds will configure into different positions quickly to meet your needs during labor and delivery – without you having to change beds or rooms.
  • Our Registered Nurses are specially trained to work on the OB unit and have years of experience caring for moms and babies. They’ll be by your side throughout your stay.
  • Our OB nurses will help you have a safe, memorable delivery. They will monitor your labor progress and stay in contact with your physician, and they will provide education and answer all of your questions.
  • We have multiple Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists who can provide epidural pain control.
  • We also offer IV pain medication.
  • Our nurses will show you alternative positions and techniques for pain control.
  • Our nurses are supportive of your birth plans – whether it’s being able to shower during labor, use a birthing ball, or keeping the lights dim – we want to know what your expectations are. We’ll do our best to meet these expectations as long as they are safe for you and baby.
  • Your spouse or labor support person is welcome to stay in your room with you. The couch in the room also doubles as a bed for overnight stays.
  • We also offer a family waiting room just outside of the OB unit.

C-Sections

At CCMH, Dr. Chad McCance, Dr. James Brown, and Dr. Emily Chang perform c-sections. Our OB unit has a dedicated elevator that goes straight to surgery, so that in the event of an emergency c-section we can transfer you to the operating room quickly and privately.

Healthy, Delicious Meals

During your stay with us, our Food Services Department will deliver your meals to your room, and one for your spouse or support person, too. We are also proud to offer our obstetric patients a special room service menu. And during your stay, we will provide a special “Stork Dinner” in your room.

Feeding Your Newborn

Whether you plan on breast or bottle feeding, our OB nurses are here to help you feel confident about feeding your newborn.

Our Certified Lactation Counselor will meet with you one-on-one to address any of your concerns, share techniques, and answer any questions. And when you have questions after you’ve discharged, you can always call us at 250-8862 and we’d be happy to help!

 

Questions? Ready to take a tour? Call us! 712-250-8862

Test Iowa information can be found at testiowa.com or casshealth.org/testiowa.
If you have symptoms or questions about COVID-19, please call 712-243-2850 to talk to our COVID-19 hotline.
We are currently experiencing a phone outage at our main Atlantic site. Please call 717-778-5140 to be routed to the appropriate location.
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