When it comes to babies...KRHC delivers!
Kossuth Regional Health Center offers a personalized care experience for you and your new baby. KRHC delivers more than 100 babies each year. Five of the family physicians on the KRHC medical staff perform births and four physicians are certified to perform C-sections.
Physicians and nursing staff in the care of laboring mothers are nationally certified in fetal monitoring.
BIRTHING SUITES - KRHC offers three Labor, Delivery, Recovery, and Postpartum (LDRP) birthing suites which serve as the Family Birthing Center. This facility allows families to enjoy this special time in the comfort and privacy of their own room, surrounded by the family and friends they choose. The newest addition to your family can remain in your room or in the security of our nursery. Birthing suites furnishings include a rocker/recliner and a couch that folds out for comfortable sleeping space. Each room also has a refrigerator that can be used by the patient and family. Tours of the OB rooms are available on request.
CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION - New parents are invited to attend childbirth education classes at Kossuth Regional Health Center, taught by Deb Hansen, R.N., Salena Siefken, R.N. and certified breastfeeding educator and Rebecca Lewis, R.N. and breastfeeding educator. Classes are offered several times each year on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with breastfeeding classes held at a separate time. Free to those who plan to deliver at KRHC ($25 for all others). Please call Community Health to pre-register at 515-295-4430. Click here for the next class date.
PRENATAL CARE - Expecting mothers are encouraged to seek out parental care well before the birth of their baby. At your first appointment in the KRHC clinic, all new first time mothers received a complimentary copy of “What Expect When You’re Expecting” donated by the Kossuth Regional Health Center Auxiliary.
BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT - KRHC offers the assistance of two breastfeeding educators. Please contact Community Health at 515-295-4430 to get in touch with either Rebecca Lewis or Salena Siefken for support before or after the birth of your newborn. The KRHC Family Pharmacy offers breastfeeding supplies such as nursing bras, milk storage bags and breast pumps. Pumps are offered for both sale or a monthly rental fee. Deb Hansen is the Certified Lactation Conselor.
Pain Control- Epidural pain control is available to laboring mothers. Provided by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists/ Monitored by labor nurse. Mothers may also receive intravenous pain medication, ambulation, birthing ball, and portable electronic fetal monitor.
For more information contact Martha Hoffman, OB Coordinator, 515-295-2451 ext. 225.