Explore labor and delivery options at Lakeview Hospital

You’ve organized all the closets at home. You’ve folded those impossibly small clothes. And now it’s time to choose the best place to welcome your baby into the world.

When you have a baby at Lakeview Hospital, you’re choosing peace of mind, top medical care and a comfortable setting for your first days with your little one. At our birth center, you’ll find:

  • Private birthing suites
  • Aromatherapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Multiple pain-management options
  • Breastfeeding support services
  • Expert neonatal services (24/7)
  • Childbirth education classes
  • Free on-site parking

We can accommodate vaginal and cesarean (C-section) deliveries, including vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). You’ll also find special hydrotherapy tubs for laboring.

Pain management

Some women choose a medication-free delivery. Others want to explore pain management options. At the Birth and Women’s Center, what’s important to you is important to us. We’ll help you understand your options and support your preferred birth plan.

We offer the following pain management options so you can choose what works best for you throughout labor and delivery:

  • Nitrous oxide
  • Epidural
  • Other pain management medications

We also provide a variety of integrative therapies to help you relax and have a more comfortable experience. You can choose from complimentary services like:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Music therapy

The first few hours and days after the birth of your child are important for your healing, your baby’s health and your bond as a family. We want to help you feel confident in your new role as a parent. We’ll help you learn to care for yourself and your new baby as you get ready to go home. We also offer after-care services to give you continued support as you’re healing and adjusting to life at home with baby.

Our birth center has a Level II Special Care Nursery for newborns who need a little extra care. It’s staffed 24 hours a day by neonatal nurse practitioners who provide tender care and continuous high-tech monitoring.

Breastfeeding support

Breastfeeding is natural, but it doesn’t always come naturally. We’re a designated Baby-Friendly facility, which means we've attained international standards in optimal care for helping moms and babies with successful breastfeeding.

In addition to our on-site lactation consultants, our nurses and nurse practitioners receive hours of hands-on training to support moms and babies who are navigating breastfeeding together.

It’s our goal to make sure you’re ready to breastfeed before you leave the birth center, and that you have continuing support as you adjust to life at home. That’s why our lactation consultants care for mothers during their hospital stay as well as afterward for follow-up care as needed.

Baby Café

Our Baby Café is a free drop-in service designed for moms and babies. You can talk with a lactation consultant, weigh your baby and get all of your breastfeeding questions answered in a relaxing environment among other new mothers. Each session is facilitated by a board-certified lactation consultant.

For updated information on Baby Café session dates and times, visit our "Stillwater Baby Café" group on Facebook, or e-mail LVlactationconsultants@healthpartners.com.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)