Obstetrics & Newborn Care

Butler County Health’s passionate staff is dedicated to providing exceptional care for both moms and babies.  We combine the expertise of a large obstetric facility with the warmth and attention to detail of a small facility.  Experience the joy of seeing your little one with our advanced 4-D ultrasound technology, ensure your comfort during labor and delivery with our anesthesia services and welcome your little one in our family-oriented labor and delivery suite. 

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Prenatal Support

Childbirth Education Online Class 
Can’t fit a childbirth class into your busy schedule or prefer to learn online at your own pace?  We’ll bring the class to you!  The Understanding Birth eClass is your go-to guide for answers you can trust on childbirth.  This interactive online course covers essential information on labor and more and highlights ways partners can help.  You’ll also get a sense of what labor is really like as you watch several birth stories.  You’ll even have an opportunity to create your own birth plan.

You can access the eClass from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.  Allow 6-8 hours to complete.  The Understanding Birth eClass covers topics such as: Pregnancy, Labor, Birth Stories, Comfort Techniques, Medical Procedures, Cesarean Birth, Newborns and Postpartum. 

The class offered at no charge to those delivering at Butler County Health.  To register for Understanding Birth eClass, contact Yenni Schroeder at 402.367.1206

Preregistration is recommended at 36 weeks. To preregister please call the Outpatient Services to schedule an appointment at 402.367.1375.


Delivery Support

OB Team

The OB Core Team consists of twelve registered nurses, six from the dayshift and six from the nightshift.  The goal is to ensure all members of the team are knowledgeable in the process of labor, birth and the care of the newborn after delivery.   

Each member of the Butler County Health medical staff, registered nurses (RN), licensed practical nurses (LPN) and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) are certified in Neonatal Advance Life Support.  All registered nurses complete a fetal monitor training course at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and an annual fetal monitor strip interpretation course.  The facility is also a certified Safe Sleep Hospital Champion and Abusive Head/ Shaken Baby Prevention Education Champion. 

The nurses that are part of the OB Core Team receive additional training for obstetrics, to ensure that our obstetric patients are receiving the best evidence-based and standardized care.  This training includes: Advance Life Support in Obstetrics and Intermediate and Advanced Fetal Heart Monitoring Class, as well as eight hours of additional continuing education in OB related topics each year.

Butler County Health is an active participant in the national Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM)  We are committed to the highest level of safety and quality to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your baby.

Labor & Delivery Suite
The Labor and Delivery Suite at Butler County Health was designed to create a home like environment for the mother and family. Adjacent to the suite is the nursery, which provides a secure environment for the newborns.

Delivery Support

  • One-on-one labor and delivery support by nursing staff
  • Skin-to-skin contact
  • Immediate post-delivery breastfeeding support
  • Newborn Screening
  • Newborn screenings provided are: Congenital Heart, Hearing, and Metabolic.

Newborn Keepsakes
Complimentary keepsakes are given in honor of our special deliveries. These include: baby picture announcements, safe sleep sacks, baby’s first year calendar, and handmade infant caps.

Postpartum Support

Ongoing Breastfeeding Support
One-on-one breastfeeding support and education is provided at Butler County Health.  The OB Core Team has three certified lactation consultants.  A lactation consultant specializes in breastfeeding issues. They assist parents and infants with issues like milk supply, sore nipples and breastfeeding positions.  This support continues after dismissal in person or by phone. 

Outpatient & Surgical Services
Butler County Health offers Outpatient and Surgical services to meet all of your family’s health and wellness needs.

Audiology Services
Butler County Health Audiology Services provides newborn hearing screening follow ups.  For more information please call 402.367.1340 or click HERE to be directed to BCH Audiology Services.

For Additional Information

Yenni Schroeder, RN
Obstetrical Coordinator


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