Support For Your Pregnancy & Birth

We’re here for you through all the stages of pregnancy, from your first prenatal appointment through labor and delivery.


Why Choose Sanford for Pregnancy

At Sanford Women’s, you get the options you want for the best pregnancy experience: 

  • Early prenatal appointments. See our providers as early as eight weeks pregnant to get your pregnancy off to the right start.
  • Prenatal ultrasound. During normal and high-risk pregnancies, we can take a detailed look at your baby’s developing body to diagnose defects in the limbs and vital organs. We also can test your baby’s well-being with biophysical profile ultrasound, color imaging and Doppler.
  • Luxurious birthing suites. We have 24/7 onsite care and abundant amenities designed for your comfort and your family’s privacy and safety.
  • Constant support. Build a relationship with the provider who will partner with you through your pregnancy and beyond. Once your baby is born, use our lactation support and education any day – we’re open seven days a week.

Choose Sanford for expert providers who are here for you before, during and after childbirth. Learn about your options for maternity care specialists in our Choosing a Provider chart below.

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Supporting Your Pregnancy

Pregnancy and childbirth are life-changing. Even before you become pregnant, Sanford Health is here to support you through it all.

Before Baby: Thinking about starting a family? B4 Baby is a free, informal, open-house event for you and your partner to learn about important physical, emotional and practical considerations before becoming pregnant. You also can take an optional tour of the birth center.

Pregnancy Coach: Visit one-on-one with a birth designer, also called a pregnancy consultant or pregnancy support coach. Pregnancy coaches are registered nurses with special training in educating expectant mothers.

Low Intervention Birth Options: Depending on your location, you may have access to doulas, certified nurse midwives and other ways to support your holistic birth plans.

Pregnancy Support Group: You can join a support group called CenteringPregnancy. This connects you to other moms-to-be with similar due dates for group prenatal support.

Pregnancy Classes & Events: Sanford Health pregnancy classes help you prepare for labor, childbirth, breastfeeding and caring for your newborn. Learn about:

  • Taking care of yourself during pregnancy
  • Getting ready for labor and delivery
  • Preparing for a new baby to join your family
  • Breastfeeding basics
  • Call-in and walk-in lactation support
  • Newborn care

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Choosing a Provider

Obstetrician/Gynecologist

An obstetrician/gynecologist, or ob/gyn, is a professional in reproductive health. They work with pregnant women and deliver babies, offer annual exams and tests, and answer questions about pregnancy, sex, reproductive health, infertility and more.

Ob/gyns at Sanford Health provide:

  • Surgical expertise
  • Pregnancy and childbirth care – before, during and after birth
  • Contraception and family planning choices
  • Annual gynecological exams and routine checkups
  • Holistic and low intervention birth options
  • Cesarean sections
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)
  • Epidurals and pain management
  • Access to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and specialists
  • Lactation support – inpatient and referrals
  • Sanford Health Medical Center delivery

Certified Nurse Midwife

Sanford’s certified nurse midwives help in natural pregnancy and childbirth. They also can provide family planning, postpartum care, gynecological care and menopause care.

Certified nurse midwives at Sanford Health offer:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth care – before, during and after birth
  • Contraception and family planning choices
  • Annual gynecological exams and routine checkups
  • Holistic and low intervention birth options
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)
  • Epidurals and pain management
  • Access to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and specialists
  • Lactation support – inpatient and referrals
  • Sanford Health Medical Center delivery

Family Doctor with Obstetric Care

Family medicine doctors with an obstetrics specialty can take care of you, your newborn and your entire family. This includes prenatal checkups, labor and delivery as well as lifelong preventive care.

 At Sanford Health, family medicine obstetrics providers offer:

  • Pediatric and family care
  • Pregnancy and childbirth care – before, during and after birth
  • Contraception and family planning choices
  • Annual gynecological exams and routine checkup
  •  Holistic and low intervention birth options
  • Cesarean sections
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)
  • Epidurals and pain management
  • Access to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and specialists
  • Lactation support – inpatient and referrals
  • Sanford Health Medical Center delivery

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