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Pregnancy & Birth

When you bring a new life into the world, you want the best experience possible. That’s exactly what you’ll enjoy at each of Avera’s birthing locations in South Dakota, Minnesota, northwest Iowa and Nebraska.

Personalized Maternity Care

Take advantage of Avera’s personalized pregnancy, birthing and post-delivery services. You’ll appreciate the individual attention you receive from our skilled and compassionate doctors and care teams as they work with you to design the maternity plan that meets your goals and preferences.

Should you need high-risk pregnancy care, rely on your Avera specialists in obstetrics (OB/GYN) and maternal-fetal medicine (perinatologists) to monitor you every step of the way.

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Planning for a Baby? We've Got You Covered

Becoming a parent is a major commitment filled with challenges, rewards and choices. Our online Maybe a Baby resource hub offers a wealth of pregnancy and baby planning topics, including birthing, nutrition and fitness, and financial planning.

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Pregnancy & Childbirth Information & Classes

Get top-quality prenatal care through Avera providers who also support your reproductive health. Participate in a wide range of childbirth education classes, such as CenteringPregnancy®, and learn more about how to care for your changing body and newborn. 

Luxurious & Secure Environments to Welcome Baby

When you choose Avera, you and your family can start baby’s life in a luxurious, comfortable environment where you can take advantage of the latest birthing techniques for labor and delivery.

In many Avera locations, you may select a private birthing room that’s spacious enough for your family to join you for this amazing experience. And while you and your baby stay with us, you’re protected by our high-tech security systems.

Advanced Technology & Exceptional Care

You never expect to need a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) when you’re expecting. But if your baby does need a little extra attention, you benefit from access to advanced technology at Avera that supports complex newborn situations. The 42 bed neonatal intensive care unit at Avera Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls meets American Academy of Pediatrics criteria as a Level IIIB NICU. That means your baby receives exceptional care from our skilled neonatologists, the expert physicians who care for newborns as they thrive and grow in the quiet environment of their own, private room.

No matter which Avera location you choose for birthing, you’ll find peace of mind knowing that you have access to remote NICU monitoring and 24/7 nursing support through Avera’s CareView technology.

After Baby Arrives

Rely on Avera to continually support you and your baby. Get assistance for breastfeeding, including free lactation support services. Sign up for the CenteringParenting® program and find the information you need to help you care for your newborn and yourself.

COVID-19 Vaccine Info

For more info on the COVID-19 vaccine and pregnant women, please visit our vaccine information page.

Patient Testimonial

Watch Lisa Pollema's story of how the quick thinking of her doctors and technology at Avera saved her life.

Moving Health Forward

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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