The obstetrics department is located on the third floor of Faith Regional’s bed tower. The department provides labor and delivery services, C-sections, a regular and a Level II NICU and postpartum care for families in a 70-80 miles radius of Norfolk. Nearly 1,000 babies are delivered each year.
Our mission is to provide a comfortable, supportive Christian environment during labor and delivery, in the nursery and with postpartum care. This is accomplished through listening, educating and providing the highest quality care to our mothers, newborns and families.
Immediately after delivery, your baby stays with you for quiet, unhurried time together. It's an opportunity for you to get to know the new life you've created. This is also the time to initiate bonding to respond to the loving attachment already forming between you and your baby. For the remainder of your stay, you will be in one of the postpartum rooms.
There are 12 private rooms. Here, the goal is relaxation, convenience and education on caring for yourself and your newborn. Your baby stays in your room as much of the time as you like. This rooming policy allows you to return baby to the nursery when you desire. Nap Time is observed daily from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to allow for sufficient rest time for moms and babies.
Special Care Nursery
Faith Regional Health Services is the only hospital in Northeast Nebraska that can offer you and your family the security of an experienced Level II NICU. In the event that your newborn requires specialized care, as in the case of a premature birth or other problems, be assured that our Special Care Nursery can provide critically ill newborns with expert medical care including IV therapy, oxygen therapy, tubal feedings, assisted breathing through the use of ventilators, and cardiac and respiratory monitoring.
All newborns in the Special Care Nursery receive one-to-one care day and night. Special monitoring equipment ensures continual observation. It is comforting to know that in the event your newborn requires some or all of these specialized services, you will be able to remain close to your baby.
Hugs and Kisses
After your baby is born, our OB staff places a “HUGS” tag on your baby’s leg and a “KISSES” tag on your wrist. Thereafter, each time your baby is brought to you, your baby’s numbered ID band will be checked against your ID band.
The “HUGS” tag protects the baby from infant abduction and is an additional check to ensure the correct baby is brought to the correct mother. If your baby gets too close to any of our department exits, an alarm will sound alerting staff, the security doors will shut and lock automatically.
For the safety and security of all newborn and pediatric patients, the third floor is always locked.
Lactation Consulting and Breastfeeding
The obstetrics department includes an in-house certified lactation consultant to help new mothers with breast-feeding. For more information, please call: (402) 644-7520.
The Faith Regional Gift Shop carries breastfeeding aids such as pumps, pads and salve. Call the Gift Shop at (402) 644-7652 for additional information about specific products. Additional breast pumps and breastfeeding aids can be purchased from AHP-MHR Home Care, (402) 371-0255.