Our maternity services focus on your care during pregnancy (prenatal care,) labor and childbirth as well as the recuperative period following delivery (postpartum care.) Our team approach to collaborative care offers you flexibility. Our goal is to work with you to ensure you have the best possible experience.
Collaborative care means that during your visits you will be seen by each of our five obstetricians on a rotating basis. The benefits of collaborative care include: Combined experience, education, and training of our entire physician group (our physicians consult with each other about every patient to ensure complete care.)
Shared electronic medical records and constant communication help to strengthen the continuity of your care.
You will be familiar with all of our physicians when it comes time to deliver your baby and they will all know you as well.
Our birthing rooms are designed with you in mind, featuring private bathrooms, jetted tubs and in-room sleeping accommodations for the birth partner.
We invite you to attend our prenatal, childbirth, breastfeeding, and newborn care classes. In light of COVID-19 precautions, our classes will be conducted via our secure Zoom account until further notice. The classes are held the 1st (Prenatal) and 3rd (Breastfeeding) Monday of each month from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Please sign up for one of our classes by clicking on the link below and fill out all the needed information. The instructor will contact you the week prior to your class with the Zoom meeting instructions.
Pain Management and Nitrous Oxide
We offer Nitrous Oxide as an alternative pain management option to our patients during labor. Patients appreciate that it does not interfere with the health of their baby or their ability to move and labor in a way that makes them more comfortable.
Nitrous Oxide allows patients to regulate how much or how little they may need. It can also help with relaxation and anxiety that can sometimes be associated with the birthing experience.
Benefits of Using Nitrous Oxide
- It is self-administered-you use it as you feel the need
- Very easy to use
- Quick recovery
- Does not interfere with labor/the ability to push
- Does not interfere with breastfeeding
Although Nitrous Oxide does not take the pain away during labor, most women share that it helps take the edge off the contractions and allows them to cope with labor better, and some do report more pain relief. We have had many successful labor and deliveries with the use of Nitrous Oxide.
To learn more about this option, visit with your Obstetric Provider or feel free to call one of our labor and delivery nurses at the hospital (307-672-1110). We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
At Sheridan Memorial Hospital, we want you to be able to make an informed decision when it comes to breastfeeding. We also want to provide you with the support you need in making that decision or provide you any help you may need with breastfeeding, in the hospital, or after you leave.
Our certified lactation counselors and nursing team are available 24/7 to assist you with breastfeeding or other lactation concerns.