Maternal Child Health
Columbus Community Hospital’s Maternal Child Health Department offers a caring and progressive environment for new mothers and their families. The department’s secure unit includes many rooms designed to make new mothers and babies feel at ease, including four labor/delivery/recovery rooms, eight postpartum rooms and two observation rooms.
CCH’s Maternal Child Health Department has access to four pediatric physicians who are available 24 hours a day. Its staff of RNs and LPNs care for mothers and their babies during labor and delivery, provide postpartum mother/baby care and neonatal intensive care services. They also care for patients recovering from GYN surgeries.
The Maternal Child Health Department delivers about 600 babies each year and works in collaboration with local obstetricians and physicians to care for high-risk labor patients.
Our Programs and Services
CCH is pleased to offer some of the latest advancements in maternal and child health, as well as other special touches to make new parents’ birthing experiences the best they can be. For example, when patients’ babies are born, Braham's Lullaby is played on CCH’s overhead paging system so that the entire hospital can share in the new parents’ joy.
Education and Classes
Staff at CCH also strive to provide new parents with the education they need to best care for themselves and their new babies. The Maternal Child Health Department offers childbirth classes, tours of the unit, as well as baby care and breastfeeding classes.
Free breastfeeding classes are offered the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. and free baby care classes are offered the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
CCH also offers Bump and Beyond Childbirth Classes that teach expecting parents about:
- The third trimester of pregnancy
- The labor process
- Comfort techniques
- Medical procedures
- Pain relief options
- Postpartum care, including recognizing the signs of postpartum depression
- Newborn care
- Breastfeeding, and more
For more information on Bump and Beyond, visit the Bump and Beyond page
of our website.
For more information on all of our classes or to register to attend, call 402-562-3266.
For a full list of all the department’s programs and services, see below:
Visiting Hours and Contact Us
The visiting hours in CCH’s Maternal Child Health Department are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
CCH tries to provide patients time for rest with "Quiet Time" from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. every day. Visitors are encouraged to give new mothers this time to catch up on rest before they return home.
Mothers may choose up to three people to be with them during the labor and birth of their babies. Siblings are encouraged and welcome to meet their new brothers or sisters. Because infants are more susceptible to infection, if an illness is suspected, visitors may be screened by nursing staff. Any ill visitors will be asked to leave the Maternal Child Health Unit to help protect new infants and mothers. Likewise, all visitors are encouraged to stay home if they have recently been sick. For more information or to schedule a tour of the department, call 402-562-3266.
Columbus Community Hospital
4600 38th Street
Columbus, Nebraska 68602-1800