If you’re unsure of what to do after you go into labor, follow these steps. Please note: If your situation is an emergency, you should go to the emergency department (on the North side of the hospital) or call 911.
- Call ahead to St. Mary’s (402) 873-3321. We will prepare for your arrival.
- When you arrive, come in the main entrance on the North side of the building and proceed to admissions.
- A registered nurse will care for you and will notify your provider of your progress.
- If you arrive at St. Mary’s after normal hours, please proceed to the emergency department directly to the right inside the main entrance of the hospital.
Managing Pain During Labor
You should discuss your pain management options with your health care provider before delivery. The best approach will depend on your preferences, recommendations from your provider, and how your labor progresses. Our goal is to provide the environment that best meets your needs and expectations.
After your baby’s birth, we will help you get settled and maintain stability in the postpartum time, a nurse will teach you about postpartum self-care, nutrition, and other matters. An infant care nurse will also help you learn about bathing, cord care, feeding, and circumcision care, if needed.
We provide rooming in of your newest family member, to help with bonding and feeding schedules as they are established. We encourage you to make decisions and to be involved in your baby’s cares while you are both are in the hospital.