Brookings Health System to Offer Free OB Education

  • January 16, 2014

Brookings Health System announced today the organization will offer the popular childbirth preparation and breastfeeding classes free of charge starting in 2014.

“It’s important for parents-to-be to know and understand what to expect during pregnancy and childbirth, as well as how to care for and feed their baby after delivery,” said Chief Nursing Officer Tammy Hillestad. “By making these classes free of charge, Brookings Health System aims to support moms and dads alike in giving their babies the best start in life.”

Parents who are having a baby and are interested in the free pregnancy classes may register online at

Brookings Health System’s OB unit, New Beginnings Birth Center, has eight-beds with three labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) rooms and five postpartum recovery rooms. The unit provides full OB services to expectant parents and enables area residents to deliver their baby close to home with a local physician. To learn more about New Beginnings Birth Center, please visit

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, Arlington Medical Center and White Medical Clinic. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at