Obstetrics

Pregnancy and having a baby is one of the greatest joys in life, but childbirth is also one of the most challenging experiences. As a Baby-Friendly Hospital, our Brookings OB unit helps parents-to-be from across our community in this life-changing moment. In this section, you'll find helpful resources about our OB services at our New Beginnings Center, when to come to the hospital for delivery, breastfeeding, and postpartum care.

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Watch & Learn

Brookings mom of three Emma Perkins and new mom Mackenzie Siegling share their experiences giving birth at the New Beginnings Birth Center. 

OBGYN Dr. Tara Haarsma talks about labor and delivery including birth plans, stages of labor, and when you should come to the hospital.


Upcoming Classes & Events

Feb

Feb 26 Tuesday

New Beginnings Baby Café Breastfeeding Support Group

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

New Beginnings Baby Café supports breastfeeding mothers in every aspect of nursing, from starting to weaning and every variation in between.

Obstetrics Breastfeeding Support Group
Feb 28 Thursday

New Beginnings Baby Café Breastfeeding Support Group

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

New Beginnings Baby Café supports breastfeeding mothers in every aspect of nursing, from starting to weaning and every variation in between.

Obstetrics Breastfeeding Support Group

Mar

Mar 05 Tuesday

New Beginnings Baby Café Breastfeeding Support Group

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

New Beginnings Baby Café supports breastfeeding mothers in every aspect of nursing, from starting to weaning and every variation in between.

Obstetrics Breastfeeding Support Group

Obstetrics News

Brookings Rotary Provides “The Brain Game” for Babies Born at Brookings Hospital in 2019

Thanks to a grant from the Brookings Rotary Club to Brookings Health System Foundation, each baby born in 2019 at Brookings Hospital will receive the booklet, “The Brain Game: Fun Ways to Help Your Baby’s Mind Grow.”

New Year’s Baby Born at Brookings Hospital

Baby boy Hussein Sari arrived this morning at 5:02 a.m., making him the first baby of 2019 born at Brookings Hospital.

Registration Now Open for DONA Birth Doula Workshop

To further develop the volunteer doula program for parents delivering their baby at New Beginnings Birth Center, Brookings Health System will again host the popular DONA Birth Doula workshop on Dec. 8 and 9.

Available At:

System Providers:

Kayla Hannemann, M.D.

Kayla Hannemann, M.D.

  • Primary Care
  • Obstetrics
  • Avera Medical Group - A Department of Brookings Health System
Kirstin Sholes, M.D.

Kirstin Sholes, M.D.

  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Avera Medical Group Specialty Care
Larissa Bennis, M.D.

Larissa Bennis, M.D.

  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Avera Medical Group Specialty Care
Provider

Molly Uhing, M.D.

  • Obstetrics
  • Avera Women's Clinic
Rachel Sunne, M.D.

Rachel Sunne, M.D.

  • Primary Care
  • Obstetrics
  • Avera Medical Group - A Department of Brookings Health System
Richard Gudvangen, M.D.

Richard Gudvangen, M.D.

  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Avera Medical Group Specialty Care
Tara Haarsma, D.O.

Tara Haarsma, D.O.

  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Avera Medical Group Specialty Care