Expectant Parent Resources

Expectant parents taking an online class

Birth & Baby Education

Register for our self-paced eClass to learn about labor and delivery, breastfeeding, and caring for yourself and your baby.

Downloads & Links

Our handbook offers a guide to your labor and delivery experience at Brookings Health System.

Download Handbook

Download a checklist of what to bring to the hospital. This checklist also includes information on when and where to come to the hospital at the time of delivery.

Download Checklist

Birth affirmations are a powerful, natural way to help manage pain and anxiety during labor. Recite the powerful statements to yourself to prepare for labor and use them during labor to help you stay focused, calm and in control while giving birth. 

Download Birth Affirmations

Write down your wishes for your labor and delivery experience at New Beginnings Birth Center. All options are available to parents who deliver with us, including freedom to move during labor, pain relief options and infant feeding support.

Download Birth Plan Form

Brookings Health System offers support and information on breastfeeding your child. Services include breastfeeding classes before your baby is born, teaching and support from staff and lactation consultants during your stay at the hospital, and free New Beginnings Baby Cafe breastfeeding support sessions after you leave the hospital. 

Learn About Breastfeeding Support

Regular movements and stretching help you to train for labor and delivery. Our Prenatal Positioning and Stretching Guide uses techniques taught by Spinning Babies to help make pregnancy more comfortable for you and your baby. The activities also help shorten labor length, reduce the chance of labor stalling, and decreases the change of a Cesarean section. 

Download Prenatal Positioning & Stretching Guide

 

Events & Support Groups

Check out our upcoming events and support groups to help you manage the journey of pregnancy and parenthood.


Apr

Apr 15 Monday

Hybrid Postpartum Support Group

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

You do not have to handle life on your own. You deserve support during this time.

Obstetrics Support Group
Apr 16 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
Apr 18 Thursday

New Beginnings Baby Café Breastfeeding Support Group

10:00 AM - 12:00 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