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CHI Health Birth Center at Lincoln

Welcome to the CHI Health Birth Center!

If you think health care should be more comforting than clinical, the CHI Health Birth center at Lincoln is where you’ll find expert care with a personal touch.

Formerly known as the Good Life Birth Place, CHI Health Birth Center is staffed by certified nurse midwives who offer a holistic approach for women who wish a more natural and personal approach to the birthing process. Women who choose to labor at the CHI Health Birth Center at Lincoln prefer less medical intervention and a more home-like environment.

While the birthing experience is the centerpiece of the CHI Health Birth Center at Lincoln, midwife care is for every stage of a woman’s care. Midwives journey with women for a lifetime, from Pap smears and breast exams to navigating the challenges of menopause.

This unique facility specifically for midwife care maintains a close connection with CHI Health St. Elizabeth and is licensed by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Our Services

We believe in providing personal attention and gentle, nurturing care that respects you and your family, as well as your beliefs and decisions. We also believe in empowering prospective parents with education = so they can make the best decisions for their growing families. These values provide a foundation for the care we deliver to women and their families.

Prenatal Care

Our certified nurse midwives prepare you for all aspects of childbirth by providing:

  • Prenatal appointments
  • Detailed discussions about birthing options
  • Education classes, including Early Discharge Class (required)
  • Centering Pregnancy
  • Genetic screening
  • Childbirth preparation
  • Ultrasounds and labs on site

Additional prenatal services are coordinated with our other clinics and partners:

  • Physician consultation

Labor and Delivery

We journey with you through the process of childbirth, and our labor support includes:

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Water birth
  • Aromatherapy
  • Nitrous relaxation
  • Massage
  • Home-like environment with comfortable birthing suites
  • Queen or full-size beds
  • Free-standing tubs and in-suite bathrooms
  • Large family room and kitchen

If a mother requires or desires transfer to the hospital before or during childbirth, the midwives will continue to provide care for her at CHI Health St. Elizabeth. If a newborn requires hospitalization after delivery, the Level III NICU at CHI Health St. Elizabeth is ready to respond.

Postpartum Care

Our care continues after families take their babies home. We provide:

  • Breastfeeding support and medicine
  • Newborn screening
  • Initial newborn care
  • 1-2 day visit
  • 2-week and 6-week exam
  • Postpartum care

Gynecologic Care

We’re with you before, during and after childbearing. We offer:

  • Preconception counseling
  • Annual exams
  • Fertility awareness
  • Breast health
  • Family planning
  • Diagnosis and treatment of minor gynecologic problems

Midwives at Our Birth Center in Lincoln

Shay R. Armstrong, MSN, APRN-CNM

Midwifery

Deann M. Barnard, MSN, APRN-CNM

Midwifery

Latrice D. Martin, DNP, APRN-CNM

Midwifery

Karen McGivney-Liechti, MSN, APRN-CNM

Midwifery

Katherine Yunghans, MSN, APRN-CNM

Midwifery