Family Life Center

Labor and delivery room at SchneckNew beginnings start at Schneck's Family Life Center - whether you are expecting your first or adding another to your family. Our staff is dedicated to helping you welcome your newborn in a remarkably personal way. And, our state-of-the-art facility is home to many of the finest physicians, nurses, and staff in southern Indiana. When you're expecting the best possible care - we deliver.
 

What to Expect

It only takes a moment to see what makes the Family Life Center different. It looks and feels much more like home 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 our focus.

Here, the entire childbirth experience takes place in your 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 time to go home. Baby's golden hour... first bath... first weight... first measurements... All the beautiful things that happen when your baby is born will happen at your bedside, and you can share them with whomever you wish. Our visitor policy has changed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Visit the Coronavirus Updates page for updated visitor policies. 


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, our certified nurses provide information you need to help welcome your new baby into the family with ease. Search our pregnancy classes.

Lactation Support Services

Amber Smith, RN headshotSchneck's Family Life Center offers lactation support services to moms wishing to breastfeed their baby.  Schneck Medical Center has caring staff who are trained to work with new mothers as they establish breastfeeding with their newborn. 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. Schneck Medical Center lactation services are available by calling (812) 524-3373. They’ll even weigh your baby after coaching you through a feeding so you can feel confident that baby is getting enough to eat and gaining weight. Amber Smith, RN, is Schneck's Lacation Specialist. This Schneck blog article offers helpful advice for breastfeeding mothers. 

To enhance your nursing experience, the Family Life Center offers breast pumps, nursing bras, tank tops, and breastfeeding accessories for sale. Our lactation specialist, Amber Smith, RN, will assist you in choosing the appropriate items for your personal use. 

B.A.B.E. Appointment

The Before Admission Baby/Mother Evaluation 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 birthplan. 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. Schedule your B.A.B.E pre-admission visit after your 36th week of pregnancy by calling (812) 522-0435.

Car Set Checks

Schneck Medical Center is proud to be a Certified Car Seat Safety Checkpoint. You may schedule your FREE car seat safety check by calling (812) 522-0435.  Please allow 30 minutes for each car seat to be checked. 

Additional Resources

Schneck OBGYN
Schneck Pediatrics
Schneck Primary Care
Schneck Family Care
Clarity Cares - community pregnancy resource
WIC - Indiana Women, Infants, and Children program

 

Connect with us

For more information about our birthing center, please give us a call at (812) 522-0435 or email us. We will be pleased to arrange a tour and answer any question you may have.