New Beginnings Birth Center

At New Beginnings Birth Center, we welcome the arrival of 300 babies each year. We're proud to be a Baby-Friendly Designated hospital which means we've implemented policies and procedures to encourage and help mothers successfully breastfeed their babies.

Download the New Beginnings Birth Center brochure.

Our experienced nursing staff and highly-skilled OBGYNs, combined with our comfortable labor and delivery area provide you with high-quality, comfortable care right here in Brookings.

Prenatal Care 

Your physician can easily and accurately monitor your care, and your unborn child’s care right here in Brookings. 

Search for a physician from our online physician finder to find a local physician who can provide expert prenatal care and accurately monitor your care, and your unborn child’s care.

Labor and DeliveryNewly remodeled labor and delivery room.

Our eight-bed maternity unit includes three labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) rooms, which are fully-equipped to accommodate the entire LDRP process in a comfortable atmosphere. The LDRP rooms are outfitted with:

  • Private bathrooms with whirlpool bath and shower
  • Glider chairs
  • Birth balls
  • Bose® CD/radio stereo system with iPod® docking station
  • Bassinet complete with baby supplies
  • Free massage for mom; upgraded massage for mom and massage for dad/partner available for an additional fee each
  • Recliners for the comfort of the father/partner/support person
  • Selection of snacks available for the father/partner/support person
  • Cordless fetal monitoring system to allow expecting moms freedom of movement during labor and delivery

Morgan Catlett-Ausborn talks about her pregnancy and delivery at the New Beginnings Birth Center.

Brookings’ moms talk about the support of their birth plans and breastfeeding choices at the New Beginnings Birth Center.

Roshani Kandel talks about her pregnancy and delivery at the New Beginnings Birth Center, far away from family in her home country of Nepal.

Brookings’ Lauren Cloud talks about her pregnancy and delivery at the New Beginnings Birth Center.

Watch Brookings’ Ricki Boyle talk about her pregnancy and procedures at the New Beginnings Birth Center.

Watch Lake Benton, MN’s Jezra Kinner talk about her pregnancy and delivery.


Tour of the New Beginnings Birth Center 

This free tour can be scheduled for any day of the week. Preregistration is required. To register, please call 605-696-9000, ext. 7070.

Provisions for Fathers

We know that dads and life partners are an important part of the labor and delivery process, too. That’s why we offer meal vouchers for our cafeteria to significant others and children of delivering moms. In addition, the father’s room has a selection of snacks available. 


Your room has everything you’ll need to care for your new addition, and the child can stay in your room as much as you choose, but we also provide a nursery staffed with highly-skilled nurses so that you can rest and recuperate before going home.

Online Baby Nursery  

We are pleased to offer the online baby nursery to help families celebrate their newest addition and to share the joy of their newborn’s birth with family and friends. Visit our online nursery to welcome the new additions to our community.

Postpartum Care 

The baby is here—now what do we do?

After your baby is born, you are sure to have lots of questions on everything from feeding to bathing. Our qualified staff is able to assist you in learning to care for yourself and your new child. We also provide educational videos in each room for you and your family to view during your stay. Our nursing staff and certified lactation consultant can help you with breastfeeding issues and questions.

Room Service

One of the many amenities at New Beginnings Birth Center is room service-style meals. You can request made to order meals from our extensive room service menu. All meals are made when ordered and delivered directly to your room. For more information about room service, click here.

Education Classes

Brookings Health System offers classes several times a year to help prepare parents and families for the arrival of their infant and to provide assistance with breastfeeding. Click here to find more information about the classes we offer.

Contact the New Beginnings Birth Center
For more information, please call 605-696-9000, ext. 7070.