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

Oct

Oct 29 Thursday

New Beginnings Baby Café Breastfeeding Support Group

4:00 PM - 8:00 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

Nov

Nov 05 Thursday

New Beginnings Baby Café Breastfeeding Support Group

4:00 PM - 8:00 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
Nov 12 Thursday

New Beginnings Baby Café Breastfeeding Support Group

4:00 PM - 8:00 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 Health Restarts Baby Café and Basic Life Support Classes

Brookings Health System recently restarted two in-person events, New Beginnings Baby Café and American Heart Association Basic Life Support classes.

New Maternal Fetal Monitoring System Increases Safety for Mothers & Babies at Brookings Health

Brookings Health System recently implemented a new maternal fetal monitoring system that further increases safety for both mothers and babies during childbirth at New Beginnings Birth Center.

Brookings Health Scores 98/100 on CDC’s Infant Feeding Practices Survey

Brookings Health System scored 98 of 100 points on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) most recent survey of Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC). The score places Brookings Health in the top 2% of the 2,045 hospitals surveyed nationwide.

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