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

New mom Erin Glidden shares her experience delivering her children Riley and Nolan at the New Beginnings Birth Center. Jasper, Minn. mom Kristen Uilk shares why she choose Brookings Health System over other care providers.

First-time mom Allison Dahl shares her experience delivering her daughter Evelyn at 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. Brookings mom of three Emma Perkins shares her birth story. And in the next video, new mom Kayce Engen talks about her experience delivering her children Audria and Isaac.


Upcoming Classes & Events

May

May 26 Tuesday

New Beginnings Baby Café Call-In

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

New Beginnings Baby Café is a FREE service from Brookings Health System and supports breastfeeding mothers in every aspect of nursing, from starting to weaning and every variation in between.

Breastfeeding Obstetrics
May 28 Thursday

New Beginnings Baby Café Call-In

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

New Beginnings Baby Café is a FREE service from Brookings Health System and supports breastfeeding mothers in every aspect of nursing, from starting to weaning and every variation in between.

Breastfeeding Obstetrics

Obstetrics News

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 April 18 and 19.

Medical Plaza Second Floor Opens for Patient Care

The second floor of Brookings Health System’s Medical Plaza opened for OB/GYN and dermatology patient care today.

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. 7 and 8.

System Providers:

Emily Abele, M.D.

Emily Abele, M.D.

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

Tara Haarsma, D.O.

  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Avera Medical Group Specialty Care