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Labor & Delivery

Greene County General Hospital is ready when you are.  You and your baby will have access to quality care from experienced, knowledgeable, and caring obstetrics and nursery staff around the clock. The OB department offers personal, individualized care and teaching. Plus, you will enjoy a family atmosphere in beautiful, contemporary, custom-made oak-detailed labor and delivery rooms. Postpartum, you will have a private room to enjoy time with your new bundle of joy.


Sweet Dreams Baby Bundles

The Sweet Dreams Baby Bundles program is an innovative way to help new parents have a healthy and successful first year at home with their babies. Expectant mothers in their first trimester can apply to enroll in the program and will meet with OB nurses as they complete their prenatal care with their providers. After delivering at the Hospital, families will go home with a new Pack-n-Play, a handmade diaper bag created locally by Four Rivers Resource Center, and a pile of supplies designed to help promote safe sleep and other healthy habits.

Download the application today!

To learn more, contact us at 812-847-2281 or talk to your local, primary care provider.

For a list of Greene County providers, visit our Primary Care Clinics page. 

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This program has been officially endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission as a Legacy Project.  

Lactation Consulting

Greene County General Hospital is proud to offer Internationally Certified Lactation Consultation. New mothers can work with

Tracy Blanton, RN, is an Internationally Certified Lactation Consultant®.

an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® and Registered Nurse in our OB Department who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. An IBCLC® is certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®), independently accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE).

Breastfeeding Library

Download these documents for easy reference for many common breastfeeding questions. After meeting with our IBCLC®, you may be directed to download specific information from this list.

Getting Started

Common Problems

Feeding Your Baby

Pumping and Beyond

Helpful Forms


 

Greene County General Hospital’s OB department offers around the clock care. When it comes to labor and delivery, anesthetists are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week for epidurals.

The OB department provides a variety of services. Maternal perinatal labor and delivery care (antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum) and neonatal (newborn) care, including circumcisions and in-house phototherapy, are available.  Also, the OB department staff will arrange in-home phototherapy, if needed, to continue newborn phototherapy treatment after discharge.

Outpatient testing – including non-stress tests and contraction stress tests – is available.

The department also offers patient education on topics such as breast feeding, infant care, bottle feeding, and safety and self-care.

OB staffers coordinate, facilitate, and/or perform the following newborn screening tests:

  • Pulse oximetry to detect critical congenital heart defects.
  • Blood tests that screen for 43 inherited metabolic disorders of body function.
  • Hearing screenings to detect for congenital hearing loss and to provide early detection and intervention to avoid delayed hearing and speech development.

All staff members are CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NPR) certified. There are two NPR instructors on staff. Several OB staff members are certified in the following: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC). In addition, many staff members are certified in S.T.A.B.L.E., a neonatal education program focusing on six assessment parameters- Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work and, Emotional support for family in regards to post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization of sick infants.

 

 

Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life, and there are so many things to consider, including prenatal care, delivery options, and special issues like morning sickness.

You can learn more in our online health library.

 

Photos by Katie Marie Photography

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