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 OB unit helps parents to be from across our community in this life-changing moment. Check out the information below on our OB services in addition to a resource on signs of labor.

New Beginnings Birth Center

Our newly remodeled OB unit offers expecting mothers and fathers choices in comfort and services to have the best birth experience possible.

Resources for Expectant Parents

Parents to be have a lot on their minds. We offer a variety of resources to make your baby's birth as stress free as possible.

Obstetrics Education Classes

Brookings Health System offers childbirth classes and breastfeeding education to help pregnant parents prepare for having a baby.

Volunteer Doula Program

Our volunteer doulas help daddy and mommy to be through the labor and delivery process as well as the postpartum period.

Ultrasound and Imaging Services

Our state-of-the-art imaging technology can provide you the first ultrasound pictures of your baby.

    When to Come to the Hospital

    Get information on the signs of labor and childbirth to find out when your OBGYN wants you to come to the hospital.

    New mom Mackenzie Siegling shares her experience 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.


    Obstetrics News

    New Year’s Baby Arrives at Brookings Health System

    Granger Jared Pratt arrived at 3:45 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2018, making him the first baby of the New Year born at Brookings Health System.

    “Building Blocks to Baby” Offers Would-Be Parents Education on Starting a Family

    Brookings Health System and Avera Medical Group will hold “Building Blocks to Baby,” an educational event for would-be parents who are considering having a child, on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Brookings Hospital’s new West Entrance Grand Lobby, located right off of Twenty-Second Avenue.

    New Beginnings Baby Café Anniversary Celebration Set for Oct. 12

    New Beginnings Baby Café, the free, drop-in breastfeeding support session for nursing and expecting mothers, will celebrate its second anniversary on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m in Brookings Hospital Conference Room A.

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    System Providers:

    Kayla Hannemann, M.D.

    Kayla Hannemann, M.D.

    • Primary Care
    • Obstetrics
    • Avera Medical Group - A Department of Brookings Health System
    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