SEYMOUR – With the ever-changing landscape of childbirth and delivery options, knowing where you want to go can be challenging. And having to make the difficult decision on whether to head to one place or another, while not risking the health of the mother and child, can be overwhelming.
This is where the Schneck Medical Family Life Center steps in. Schneck Medical Center provides the necessary pre, and post-birth services for every expecting family in their Family Life Center.
New beginnings start at Schneck’s Family Life Center, whether you are expecting your first or adding another to your family, their staff is dedicated to helping you welcome your newborn in a remarkably personal way. With its state-of-the-art facility, this is home to many of the finest physicians, nurses, and staff in southern Indiana. When you’re expecting the best possible care, they deliver.
It only takes a moment to see what makes the Family Life Center different. Offering a feeling of security and a home atmosphere, rather than a traditional hospital, with spacious birthing rooms, state-of-the-art equipment, comfortable post-partum rooms, and family-friendly practices, the comfort and happiness of new mothers and their new bundle of joy is the main focus.
At Schneck, the entire childbirth experience takes place in your own private room with your family and friends by your side. In addition to five labor and delivery rooms, the Family Life Center has a surgical suite and recovery room for C-sections.
Your baby stays close to you from the moment of birth until the time to go home. Baby’s golden hour, first bath, first weight, first measurements, and all the beautiful things that happen when your baby is born will happen at your bedside, and you can share them when you stay close to home.
The Family Life Center provides the following services to expecting families:
Before Admission Baby/Mother Evaluation (BABE) appointments:
- This appointment takes place a few weeks before delivery and streamlines the admission process so you aren’t juggling paperwork while in labor. During your visit, an OB nurse will help you prepare and finalize your birth plan. The nurse will also complete your hospital admission/OB paperwork, review your past medical history, and determine any additional education or information that may be of benefit to you. At this hour-long appointment, the nurse will discuss what to expect when you arrive at the Family Life Center to deliver your baby.
Classes and Support
- The Family Life Center offers a variety of support groups and educational classes for patients and their families. From learning the basics about breastfeeding to helping your child prepare to be a big brother or sister, their certified nurses provide the information you need to help welcome your new baby into the family with ease. There are multiple events throughout the year to help better educate parents in different situations.
- Schneck’s Family Life Center offers lactation support services to moms wishing to breastfeed their babies. Schneck Medical Center has caring staff that is trained to work with new mothers as they establish breastfeeding with their newborns. They will help you navigate through tough times and answer any questions you have, whether about positioning, under or over-feeding, pumping, milk storage, engorgement, and more. They’ll even weigh your baby after coaching you through a feeding so you can feel confident that the baby is getting enough to eat and gaining weight. To enhance your nursing experience, the Family Life Center offers breast pumps, nursing bras, tank tops, and breastfeeding accessories for sale.
Car Seat Checks
- Schneck Medical Center is a Certified Car Seat Safety Checkpoint, and proud to be able to offer this service to families. This free evaluation is available by appointment, by calling (812) 522-0435. Please allow 30 minutes for each car seat to be thoroughly checked.
Make the easy choice in knowing that your family will be able to thrive through all of the services that the Schneck Medical Family Life Center provides.