Labor and Delivery

To mothers, fathers, family and friends, it’s not just another baby, and the staff at Rooks County Health Center feels the same.  The nationally acclaimed facility features two private labor and delivery suites.

Unlike larger hospitals, expecting mothers will have a physician onsite throughout their labor and delivery experience and the devotion of the entire hospital staff from doctors and nurses to lab technicians and kitchen staff.
As one of the few rural hospitals offering labor and delivery services, RCH strives to make families comfortable every step of the way.  Complete labor and delivery are in one of two suites, which include comfortable fold-out beds for family members and private Jacuzzi baths.

See Your Baby
Peek-a-View 4D Imaging

Take a peek at what the baby looks like before birth by viewing a live 4D imaging stream. With clarity and resolution, an experienced sonographer can capture facial features, movement and gender determination safely through advanced 4D ultrasound technology.

  • Optimal Gestation 25-34 Weeks
  • Gender Determination (only upon parent’s request)
  • Black And White Printed Images
  • Digital Copy Of Images For Sharing And Printing
  • Disc With Live Video Clips Of Session–PREMIER ONLY
  • Invite Up To Five Family Members And Friends To Share The Experience

CLASSIC PACKAGE: 20-30Minutes $99
PREMIER PACKAGE: 30-40Minutes $149

Peek-A-View Gift Certificates available from Admissions.

Water Birthing

RCH’s private Labor & Delivery rooms include an ensuite Jacuzzi for water birthing which encourages an easier birth for mother and a gentler welcome for baby.

  • Speeds up labor
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Promotes relaxation and conserves energy
  • Provides significant pain relief
  • Reduces the need for drugs or interventions
  • Reduces perineal tearing
  • Facilitates mobility and enables the mother to assume any position which is comfortable for labor and pushing.
  • Highly rated by mothers and midwives

NEW! RCH's Midwifery Services

RCH’s Certified Nurse Midwife supports and protects the normal birth process, which is appropriate for the majority of women during pregnancy and birth.

Midwifery is proven to:

  • Lower rates of cesarean birth, 9.9% compared to the national average of 32%.
  • Lower rate of episiotomy, 3.6% compared to the national average of 25%.
  • Increase chance of breastfeeding.
  • Significantly increase chance for a normal vaginal birth.
  • Lower rates of labor induction and augmentation.
  • Significantly reduce the incidence of third and fourth degree perineal tears.
  • Lower rate of regional anesthesia.
  • Increase sense of control during the labor and birth experience and collaboration with Doulas.
  • Closer, more hands on, support for parents during labor and birth.

Contact Information

(785) 434-4553