When to Come to the Hospital

labor.jpgYour physician would like you to come to New Beginnings Birth Center once you have experienced any of the following signs of labor:

  • Vaginal bleeding much like a menstrual period
  • Rupture of membranes or leakage of amniotic fluid
  • Call the OB unit if uterine contractions are regular, last at least a minute in duration, and are coming close together at a frequency of 5 to 10 minutes apart
  • If you have a history of rapid labors, please come to the hospital when you first start experiencing any backache or low abdominal cramping.

If you have questions or concerns, please call (605) 696-9000, extension 8052.

Where to Go when you Reach Brookings Health System

Please come to the hospital's emergency room entrance. A receptionist will notify the OB nursing staff of your arrival.

We recommend you call New Beginnings Birth Center at (605) 696-9000, extension 8052 prior to leaving home. You do not need to call your physician prior to arriving at the hospital. New Beginnings Birth Center staff will notify your physician upon your arrival.