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Women and Infant Center features

 
  • Warm, friendly nursing staff provide individualized care

  • Single-room maternity care, so you don't have to move rooms

  • Skin-to-skin with baby immediately following delivery to help baby make a comfortable transition

  • "Rooming-in” to help baby and mom bond and get off to the best start together

  • Breastfeeding Support

  • Open visitation policy—dads may choose to stay overnight

  • Infant security system

  • WiFi availability

  • Family lounges

  • Specialty order meals delivered to you on your request

  • Complimentary snacks and welcome gift

  • Family celebration meal

  • Pain and anxiety management

  • Holistic methods, such as birthing balls and hydrotherapy or water therapy in our whirlpool

  • Medical management, such as epidurals and anesthesiology 24/7

  • Nitrous oxide

  • Birthing classes

  • Aromatherapy essential oils

Nitrous oxide for pain management

 

HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is the only hospital in Sheboygan and the Lakeshore to offer nitrous oxide.
 
Nitrous oxide is a method of pain relief and anxiety management for mom during childbirth. It is often used at the dentist and referred to as laughing gas. By inhaling the gas through a mask, nitrous oxide is a safe and proven method for anxiety and pain management during labor.
 
There are no side effects from nitrous oxide for baby, and the side effects for mom are minimal. It is a temporary method of relief because it is cleared from the body when mom stops inhaling the gas and removes the mask.


Nitrous oxide can be

  • used before having an epidural (and it is also safe to have an epidural later on).

  • an alternative option to pain medication if someone is leaning toward a more natural childbirth experience.

  • used before trying pain medication (Nubain).

  • stopped if mom decides she would like to switch to pain medication (Nubain).

Tele-NICU

 

Our newborns are never far away from highly specialized care. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital offers a state-of-the-art program called TeleNeonatology in our Women and Infants Center. Telemedicine brings specialty care to our patients when and where it is needed most. This specialized program utilizes technology to connect HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital clinical staff with board-certified neonatologists at HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital in order to coordinate specialized care for newborns that need critical medical attention.

A neonatologist is a physician who specializes in the care of ill or premature newborn infants.

The neonatologist is connected to HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital through a television with two-way audio and visual equipment, allowing the neonatologist to see, hear and communicate with the patient and their family along with colleagues at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital. After the neonatologist examines the patient, they work with the physician at HSHS St. Nicholas to develop a treatment plan for the patient. This plan will include either transferring the newborn to HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital in Green Bay or maintaining medical care at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital.

Tele-PICU

 

Our infants and pediatric patients are never far away from highly specialized care. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital offers a state-of-the-art program called TelePediatric Critical Care in our Emergency Department. This specialized program utilizes technology to connect HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital Emergency Department staff with board-certified pediatric intensivists at HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital.

Pediatric intensivists are physicians who specialize in critical care medicine for children. They handle emergencies such as trauma, car accidents, critical heart or lung disease or other incidents that require a visit to the Emergency Department.

When children arrive at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital Emergency Department, they receive immediate and expert care from physicians and nurses. Within a short period of time, TelePediatric Critical Care may be initiated which connects the Emergency Department staff with a pediatric intensivist at HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital.

The pediatric intensivist is connected to HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital through a television with two-way audio and visual equipment, allowing the pediatric intensivist to see, hear and communicate with the child, the child’s family and Emergency Department staff. After examining the patient, the pediatric intensivist and the emergency department physician work together to coordinate the appropriate treatment plan.