Brookings Health System

Obstetrics

4.5756 stars - 250 reviews
4.58 of 5 (250 ratings)

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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Birth & Baby Education

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

Watch & Learn

New moms from the Brookings area share their experiences delivering with New Beginnings Birth Center, and 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 Ultrasound System Gives Sharper, Better Detailed Images

Brookings Health System recently upgraded to a new, state-of-the-art GE Fortis ultrasound system. The new system produces clearer images with more detail in all areas of the body, but especially for maternal fetal medicine scans and abdominal organ scans.

Brookings Health Rolls Out Hybrid Birth & Baby Education

Brookings Health System has rolled out a hybrid education format for parents expecting a baby.

Second-Generation New Year’s Baby Born on Mother’s Birthday

Kaia Rose Madsen, the daughter of Alexandra “Alex” Madsen and Andrew Williams, was born at 12:52 p.m. on Jan. 2, making her the first baby of the New Year at Brookings Health System.


 

System Providers:

Emily Abele, M.D.

Emily Abele, M.D.

0 stars - 0 reviews
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • Avera Medical Group Specialty Care
  • Brookings Hospital
Larissa Bennis, M.D.

Larissa Bennis, M.D.

0 stars - 0 reviews
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Avera Medical Group Specialty Care
  • Brookings Hospital
Tara Haarsma, D.O.

Tara Haarsma, D.O.

Overall Rating

4.7152941176471 stars - 34 reviews
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Avera Medical Group Specialty Care
  • Brookings Hospital
4.72 of 5 (34 ratings, 20 comments)