INTEGRIS Health Edmond

Labor and Delivery at Edmonds Women's Center 

Our women’s center is equipped with labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum rooms, a Level 2 neonatal special care nursery, a dedicated C-section suite and an infant security system. Board certified OB/GYNs are steps away in the adjacent medical office building. Experienced nursing staff and a certified lactation consultant are on hand to assist mothers and babies during pregnancy and postpartum care. 

Facility Features Include:

  • 10 private labor and delivery recovery and postpartum suites
  • Electronic infant security system
  • Lactation consultation
  • C-section capabilities
  • Experienced labor and delivery staff
  • Board certified OB/GYNs, Neonatologists & Pediatricians
  • Maternity Triage
  • Spacious visitor and family waiting area

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Labor and Delivery Services

While most deliveries progress according to plan, it’s important to schedule your delivery at a hospital prepared for the unexpected. The only one if its kind in Edmond, the INTEGRIS Health Edmond Women’s Center provides maternal-fetal services for expecting moms as early as 35 weeks gestation.

Our special care nursery, also known as a LEVEL 2 special care nursery, is equipped with leading edge technology including monitors, warmers and respiratory equipment. The nursery offers an intimate environment where light, temperature and noise are controlled to help promote baby’s growth for infants born after 35 weeks or weighing greater than 1500 grams. This includes infants who have physiologic immaturity or who are moderately ill with problems expected to resolve rapidly and are not anticipated to need subspecialty services on an urgent basis. This may also include providing:

  • Care for infants convalescing after intensive care (need to feed, grow and maintain body temperature).
  • Respiratory assistance using continuous pressure support for less than 24 hours.
  • Stabilization for infants born earlier than 35 weeks or weighing less than 1500 grams until transfer to a Level 3 NICU.

INTEGRIS Health Edmond Women’s Center is proud to offer a level 2 special care nursery.

In an effort to make our patients’ stay at INTEGRIS Health Edmonds Women's Center more rewarding and improve the patient experience we are providing parents with CUDDLE TIME Every afternoon from 2 – 4 p.m. Cuddle Time is a two-hour period offered daily to give parents and their newborns uninterrupted time to bond, breastfeed and rest.

Giving birth can be a mixed bag of joy and exhaustion coupled with the anticipation of starting a new chapter of life with a family addition.

While visits from staff, family and friends are helpful and warming, they can also be taxing on a new mom who is trying to get some needed rest and bond with baby.

Responding to patient feedback, INTEGRIS Women’s Services developed “Cuddle Time”, between the hours of 2 – 4 p.m. During this period no visits are made, unless requested by new moms or medically necessary. New mothers may do whatever they wish during this time, whether it be breastfeed, read, watch tv or simply rest. Evidence-based research shows that giving patients uninterrupted time to rest promotes health and healing, and allows mothers to establish breastfeeding.

The INTEGRIS Health Edmond nursing staff works together as a team along with lactation services staff to provide care, instruction and demonstration to help you establish effective breastfeeding. We encourage you to prepare for breastfeeding by participating in breastfeeding classes offered through prenatal education, and reading. An effective guide to breastfeeding is available online at womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/breastfeeding-guide. Or to find out more about breastfeeding from INTEGRIS Health Edmond Women’s Center, please call 405-657-3250.
Unique services are provided to care for high risk infants. Our neonatal team consists of five board certified neonatologists, specially trained neonatal nurse practitioners and neonatal nurses. In the event your infant requires a higher level of care, arrangements are made through this team to transfer the baby to INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center. Its NICU offers leading edge technology to ensure your baby will receives the best care possible. Neonatologists and nurse practitioners are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Babies with a critical congenital heart defect are at significant risk for death or disability if their condition is not diagnosed soon after birth.

  • Newborn screening using pulse oximetry can identify some infants with a CCHD before they show signs of the condition.

  • Once identified, babies with a CCHD can be seen by cardiologists and can receive special care and treatment that can prevent death or disability early in life.

  • Certain hospitals routinely screen all newborns for CCHDs. However CCHD screening is not currently included in most state newborn screening panels.