CHI Health Maternity Center at Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy has an experienced staff specializes in warm welcomes to expectant mothers. We are familiar with firsts. As the first maternity service established in Omaha, CUMC - Bergan Mercy is thoroughly experienced in all deliveries, including complicated and high-risk pregnancies.
Our Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can handle babies who need a little extra help, or are extremely premature. A perinatologist is available for high-risk pregnancies, and our anesthesiology services and physicians provide 24-hour in-house coverage.
All our nurses are highly skilled to handle all your needs, including lactation. We strongly promote breastfeeding and will support your needs. We have highly-trained Postpartum nurses, Certified Lactation Counselors and Lactation Consultants to meet your individual needs when it comes to breastfeeding success. And a state-of-the-art security system gives you assurance that you and your infant are secure.
Nitrous oxide is available at CUMC - Bergan Mercy to relieve your pain during labor. You will inhale nitrous oxide through the mask provided. You must hold your own mask, which allows you to decide when to use it and how much you need. By starting to inhale the gas mixture 30-45 seconds BEFORE your contraction, the gas will reach peak effect at about the same time your contraction reaches its peak, giving you the greatest relief. It is important that you exhale directly into the mask to protect hospital staff and your support person(s) or visitors from being exposed to the gas.
We were also the area's first to renovate our birthing rooms into comfortable bedroom-like suites. Each suite includes a sofa, rocking chair, TV, DVD, wireless internet access (Wi-fi), refrigerator, and bathroom. We strongly encourage rooming in with your baby to promote bonding. If at any time you need your baby in the nursery, we will accommodate your request.
The Maternity Center at CUMC - Bergan Mercy has been designated a Safe Sleep Hospital Champion by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
Note to patients and visitors: to increase the security of the Maternity Center-Pavilion entrance, we will be securing the front doors on the lobby level at 9:00 p.m. Visitors and patients will push the security button, security will respond via intercom and doors will be unlocked if appropriate.