ProMedica Bixby Hospital is dedicated to the medical needs and overall health of women in our community through a full range of diagnostic, childbirth and childbirth education services.
Learn more about women’s health services throughout ProMedica, or view information below about the specific women’s health services provided at Bixby Hospital:
A breastfeeding class is open to all expectant mothers whether they have had previous breastfeeding experience or not. Discussion covers why breast is best, preparation to breastfeed, how to establish and maintain a milk supply, common problems, working moms and weaning techniques. The class is a one-time, two- to three-hour session.
A lactation consultant is on-site to provide additional support with the breastfeeding experience.
The Birth Place
Whether you’re welcoming your first or last child, parenthood can be both exciting and overwhelming.
Bixby Hospital’s obstetricians/gynecologists and highly-trained nursing staff work closely with you and your family to ensure a happy, healthy pregnancy and the best possible birthing experience. The private birthing suites allow for a family-focused experience with expert staff that can anticipate your desires and tailor care to your specific desires.
Located on the 3rd floor at the hospital, The Birth Place incorporates the latest technology in a luxurious, state-of-the art setting. Our goal is to assist you in accomplishing the type of birth experience you desire.
Services offered at The Birth Place include:
- 10 LDRP (labor/delivery/recovery/postpartum) suites beautifully appointed to offer you, your support person(s) and new baby a comfortable home-like environment
- Many options for dealing with the process of labor – whether your choice is to use medications/epidural or not
- Three antepartum rooms designed for performing any type of monitoring/testing, required during your pregnancy
- An operating room suite available for Cesarean birth
- A fully equipped Level I nursery available to address a newborn’s basic needs when rooming-in with mom is not an option
- Experienced physicians and nurses to assist you with pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and/or newborn needs
- A lactation consultant on-site to provide additional support with the breastfeeding experience
Preparation for Parenthood
Bixby Medical Center offers a full spectrum of educational opportunities through the Preparation for Parenthood program to help prepare expectant moms, dads, and siblings for their new arrival. Classes offered include:
First Step – designed for moms in their first trimester. This class assists in preparing moms for giving their baby a healthy start. Topics include baby development, proper nutrition, healthy lifestyles, minor discomforts, and body changes.
Second Step – for expectant mothers and their labor support person. This class provides information on baby development just prior to birth, body conditioning exercises, signs and stages of labor, comfort measures for labor (relaxation, breathing, position changes, massage, aromatherapy, water, etc.), epidurals, pain medicines, roles of the support person, and Cesarean birth, new mom and baby care. Class is offered in four three-hour sessions or over one weekend.
Smoke Free for Baby and Me – this smoking cessation course is designed to help expectant parents quit smoking for a healthier baby.
Breastfeeding – open to all expectant mothers whether they have had previous breastfeeding experience or not. Discussion covers why breast is best, preparation to breastfeed, how to establish and maintain a milk supply, common problems, working Moms and weaning techniques. Classes meet one time for 2-3 hours.
Sibling – fun and learning activities are planned to help prepare “big brother” and “big sister” for the new arrival. Class activity includes time for the expectant sibling to design a baby T-shirt for their new baby and a tour of the OB unit. For more information on class fees and schedules, call the childbirth education registration hotline at 517-265-0300 or view our brochure.