Obstetric Services

Obstetric Services

Memorial Health Care Systems is committed to providing a great start for you and your family. We know the birth of your baby is a 'labor of love.' We want to share in your experience.

OB Services

MHCS provides a full range of OB services...

  • Beautiful birthing suites allowing mothers to labor, deliver and recover in the same room
  • Individualized nursing care
  • Prenatal education offered by the Memorial Hospital and Clinic staff
  • Prepared Childbirth classes offered on site or online
  • Breast-feeding Counselors and information
  • Birthing experience of your choice
  • Sibling classes
  • Baby care class
  • Book and literature on caring for your child after deliver
  • OB department tours
  • Certified safety seat consultants

One of the most important factors of all is the warm, personal care you will experience at Memorial Hospital as you welcome your baby. Your physician and OB nurses are well-trained professionals who share in the excitement of your new family. Our nurses are certified in Neonatal Advanced Life Support.

Please contact OB Supervisor at (402) 643-2971, for additional information or email: Megan.Burkey@mhcs.us.

Prenatal Care

Begin prenatal care during your first trimester by visiting your physician. Continue visits as suggested by your physician - you're taking care of new life!

The following topics will be discussed to give you and your baby a great start:

  • Understanding your pregnancy
  • Conscious relaxation, breathing exercise, coaching tools
  • Labor and delivery process
  • Pain management
  • Fetal monitoring, induction, episiotomy
  • Cesarean birth
  • Baby care
  • Development of your personalized birthing plan

Each new mom receives the book Great Expectations along with other helpful literature.

Continuing Care

The birth of a child is one of life's most cherished and amazing events. We are here for you, close to home. Additional Obstetric Services:

  • Our staff is on hand to answer questions and provide reassurance, both while you are in the hospital and after you go home
  • Meals for father/partner during your hospital stay
  • New Mom Menu
  • Certified child safety seat consultants to provide training on use of your child-restraint device
  • A New Beginning video
  • Newborn gift basket which includes books, sleeper, blanket, piggy bank, snacks for siblings/new dad and much more
  • Finally, to ensure the continuity of your care, one of our OB nurses will check on you with a follow-up phone call after you and your baby have been discharged

We invite you to tour our facility and see first-hand what makes Memorial Hospital a special place to deliver your baby.

Call (402) 643-2971 and ask for the Obstetrics Department to schedule your tour.

Online Chidbirth Class

Online Chidbirth Class
Online Chidbirth Class

MHCS offers you a choice of birthing classes that includes an online option. It is a perfect alternative for busy expectant parents to learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home. With the e-Class, parents have access to:

  • Self-paced education for all types of learners
  • Engaging videos and animation
  • Interactive quizzes, activities and worksheets
  • Learn about your changing body
  • Recognize signs of labor
  • Discover helpful comfort techniques
  • Understand different medical procedures
  • View birth stories
  • Review cesarean birth
  • Newborn education
  • Postpartum care

You will receive an access code after you register. Your access code is valid for up to 30 days. During this period, you can access the online program as often as you want.

To register, contact Megan Burkey, RN at 402-643-2971 or email  megan.burkey@mhcs.us.

Once registered for the eClass, you will receive an email which will include your log in and password information to the online course.

(e-Class includes Infant Care class held at the hospital.)

InJoy eClass Preview: Understanding Birth

Prenatal Education Offered by the Memorial Hospital and Clinic Staff

Prenatal Education Offered by the Memorial Hospital and Clinic Staff
Prenatal Education Offered by the Memorial Hospital and Clinic Staff

The birth of a child is one of life's most cherished and amazing events. We are here for you, close to home.

 To register for any of the following classes ask your doctor's nurse for a registration card or contact OB Supervisor at 402-643-2971, email Megan.Burkey@mhcs.us.

  • Prepared Childbirth
     a four to five-week class to prepare for labor, delivery and postpartum. Designed for moms and their coaches expecting a first child or who have not taken classes with their previous pregnancies.
  • Refresher Lamaze Class
     a three-week class for those who want to brush up on breathing techniques, relaxation and pushing techniques.
  • Cesarean Birth Class
     a one-time class arranged on individual need to become familiar with the operating room setting, surgical procedure and hospital stay.
  • New Baby and Me Sibling Class
     this class is a fun way for siblings to understand what a new baby will mean in their life and help ease their fears by showing them where mom will be during her hospital stay. The class is geared toward 3-7 year olds. Each child receives a Big Brother/Big Sister tee shirt.
  • Newborn Care Class
     a one-evening class packed with great information to prepare you for the arrival of your new baby. This class will cover many topics from newborn appearance to soothing your newborn. Included in this class is a tour of the Birthing suites.

Lactation Information

Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Safety
Car Seat Safety

At Seward Memorial Hospital, all newborn babies are required to have their car seats checked before going home. We have certified child passenger safety technicians on staff that check your car seat for recalls, help you install the seat correctly in your vehicle and answer any questions that you may have about child restraints.

We have a car seat education class once a month. The class is held at Seward Memorial Hospital. During the one-hour class, you will watch a short video about the proper use of a child restraint, practice using your seat and install the seat in your vehicle. Please bring the car seat you will be using for your newborn with you to class. See the box below for tips about choosing a car seat. For more information please call (402) 643-2971.

  • When buying a seat, there isn't one brand that is better than another. Ask yourself the following questions:
  1. Is it easy to use?
  2. Does it fit in in my vehicle?
  3. Will it fit my baby?
  • Car seats can only be used for six years from their manufacture date--this date is printed either on the seat or on a label on the seat. The seat shouldn't be used after they expire.             

  • Only use a previously used car seat if you know the history of the seat (has it been in a car crash or has it had any recalls/repair). Seats purchased from a garage sale or second hand store may have problems that you are unaware of, so be sure to inquire about the history of the car seat.